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Offline JohnboyCT

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Honda OEM top box back rest
on: June 09, 2015, 07:41:10 AM
OK, here goes, lets see if anybody out there is still having problems finding a suitable back rest pad for the Honda supplied top box.
Well I've found a solution that most people with a few basic DIY skills might think suitable.
I'll hold off sending pictures and writing instructions until I see what response I get from the rest of you on the forum ????
Last Edit: June 09, 2015, 08:17:49 AM by JohnboyCT

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Offline Gas_Up_Lets_Go

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Re: Honda OEM top box back rest
Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 12:52:22 PM
I had a very simple solution ->

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Race-Seat-Foam-Bum-Back-Stop-Pad-10mm-Thick-Self-Adhesive-/281067893778?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4170f3b412


Just cut two pieces to the shape I wanted and stuck them to the box. They've survived rain, hail, frost, snow and my missus !!! It's just enough to clear the two little plastic nobbles and the hinge, without infringing on the pillion space.

It doesn't even look bad, about the same as any other OE back pad.

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Re: Honda OEM top box back rest
Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 03:42:25 PM
Well it seems a few people were interested so here goes. Attached are some pictures of the product that I've found that fits without cutting, its colour matched, its waterproof (made of silicon), and looks as if it came with the top box.
I secured it with a strip of aluminium in the middle of the wrist pad with 4 small stainless bolts through to the lid of the top box. I doesn't stick very well being made of silicon so came up with this idea for fixing it.
The product can be obtained from the internet at a very reasonable price from many suppliers worldwide. The wife said it feels very comfortable and works well with her armour in the jacket she wears.
Anyway, you can see for yourself in the pics attached - any comments gratefully received - any taking the PPPPP, then keep it to yourself.
You can't blame a man for trying !!!!

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Offline Ian Sharp

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Re: Honda OEM top box back rest
Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 11:11:18 AM
Looks great!  :152:

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Re: Honda OEM top box back rest
Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 04:16:52 PM
Well people I have had enough of the boring looking OEM boxes on the CT.
So I decided to tart them up a little to make them a little more entertaining.
After adding the back-rest thingy I thought lets take it to the next level.
A level down or a level up - I'll let you decide ????.
Attached are photo's :084:
Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 07:30:00 PM by JohnboyCT

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Re: Honda OEM top box back rest
Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 08:26:07 PM
 :152:
although it looks a bit like a traffic controler bike with the orange, and the OEM cases are very ugly, you made them a lot more acceptable!  :062:

Does it reflect light?
Last Edit: July 04, 2015, 11:13:10 AM by Superjeap

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Offline Dave56

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Re: Honda OEM top box back rest
Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 10:41:07 PM
Here's my solution. I simply use the head rest from one of our sunlounger' s along with some velcro and vou-la, an exceptionally cheap, quick and very comfortable solution, perfect.  :001:


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Re: Honda OEM top box back rest
Reply #7 on: July 03, 2015, 10:52:13 AM
JohnboyCT and others; Thank you for the tips :002:
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