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Offline Murphy

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Pillion back pad
« on: February 17, 2019, 03:41:49 PM »
Went out today two up for the first time. Only complaint I got from the pillion was that the OEM top box isn’t shaped or padded like the older BMW R1100RS that we have so the flat surface and hinge aren’t terribly comfortable. I’m honour bound to sort it so what do others use?

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Re: Pillion back pad
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 07:25:41 PM »
I used the elasticated head cushion from a sun lounger and the wife just extended the elasticated band to go around the top box and I fitted a Velcro strip onto the top box and the head cushion for extra security.
It worked perfectly during our trip to Tuscany, might be worth giving it a try.
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Re: Pillion back pad
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 09:06:00 AM »
I had the same problem when I first got my CT in 2015, after some searching on the net and some lateral thinking this is what I came up with. I've posted this before but some time ago, hope it helps.
PS - dont try gluing it to the top box as it's silicone and won't work, a small strip of aluminium and bolts made it work perfectly.
Not complaints from the wife after 4 years of touring use.

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Re: Pillion back pad
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2019, 06:52:26 PM »

JohnboyCT, a great idea!

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Re: Pillion back pad
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 02:44:20 AM »
GIVI has several options for backrest pads for sale on the their website

http://giviusa.com/givi-products/case-accessories/back-rest-pads

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Re: Pillion back pad
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 01:07:35 PM »
JohnboyCT, did that, seems to be a hit. Top man, cheers.  :152: :031:

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Re: Pillion back pad
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 04:12:39 PM »
PS I used pop rivets to hold the aluminium strip.

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Re: Pillion back pad
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 08:23:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by GA VFR [+]
GIVI has several options for backrest pads for sale on the their website

http://giviusa.com/givi-products/case-accessories/back-rest-pads


Could you upload a picture of the back rest, because in Spain I can't see that page. Thanks.