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post #1 of 6 Old Sep 21st, 2010, 10:55 pm Thread Starter
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K1300GT Passenger Backrest

Bakup lists a Passenger backrest for the 2006-2007 K1200GT.
Does anyone know if this backrest will work safely on a 2010 K1300GT.
It appears that this backrest fastens to the rear rack. Is the frame and rear rack the same on the K1200GT and the K1300GT?
I've called and emailed Bakup but have not received a response.
I see references to the Rider backrest but not the Passenger.
If this subject has already been covered, I could not find it. My apologies.

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post #2 of 6 Old Sep 21st, 2010, 11:01 pm
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Re: K1300GT Passenger Backrest

Yes, the rear racks are the same, so the Bakup will fit just fine.

I've been to the Bakup shop outside Now Orleans. It's a small operation, so sometimes their communication is a bit slow, but they do make quality products.

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Re: K1300GT Passenger Backrest

Meese.
Thank you for the quick reply.
I wanted a way to have a backrest without having to run a top box.

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Re: K1300GT Passenger Backrest

No problem, glad I could help.

BTW, if anyone wants a rider Bakup backrest, I have one gathering dust in the garage. It works great and is very comfortable, but doesn't fit with my fuel cell in place.

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Re: K1300GT Passenger Backrest

Ken - Bob Bacon had a custom mount made for his fuel cell and has his backrest mounted on that. I think it's a bracket welded onto the tank itself. If you want to use yours he could probably hook you up with some ideas or a source for what he did.

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Re: K1300GT Passenger Backrest

Thanks, but I've already worked out a comfortable backrest that works with the fuel cell. It's even been blessed by my wife's chiropractor.


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