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  • Drivers Backrest Warning!

    Posted by Rylan on August 2, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Here is a post for anyone with the Victory accessory drivers backrest. The backrest post can push out the under-frame mudflap out and allow the flap to rub on the tire. This is certainly bad enough! That plastic mudflap holds the air line to the shock, and of course you don’t want ANYTHING hanging down and rubbing on the tire. But in the case of this other bike I saw on Facebook, *the suspension was lowered enough* that not only did it tear out the mudflap, but then the backrest dug into the tire and destroyed it! This of course is a life threating situation and the person riding the bike is lucky to walk away! To remedy this in the past I’ve either shortened the length of the backrest post, or opened up a small slit in the mudflap for the post to pass through. Now I think the better option would be to drill a hole through the upper part of the post and run a bolt through, to act as a stop and not allow the backrest to slip down to a dangerous level.

    -Rylan-

    The Vic Shop

    Tony replied 4 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Tony

    Member
    August 5, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Oh Wow, same recipe here; lowered CC and driver’s backrest. Though I have an aftermarket one where I don’t recall the arm being as long as the ones in the pics. But I’m heading to the garage now to check this out !!!