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post #1 of 7 Old Jul 17th, 2006, 9:36 am Thread Starter
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Anyone familiar with Gruter and Gut Backrests?

In my quest for a lumbar support, and my dizziness from the price of the bakup backrests, even the used ones, I've looked at a couple other options. I may be the only one in this corner of the planet who actually LIKES the stock seat, so a Corbin replacement for the sake of a backrest isn't a logical option, but I came across a brand I never heard of before, "
Gruter and Gut" that as far as my limited research can come up with, they do a lot with ATV's and related machinery.

Question is, have any of you much more knowledgeable LT sages had any experience with them, and if so, should I cut and run or take a shot?

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In my quest for a lumbar support, and my dizziness from the price of the bakup backrests, even the used ones, I've looked at a couple other options. I may be the only one in this corner of the planet who actually LIKES the stock seat, so a Corbin replacement for the sake of a backrest isn't a logical option, but I came across a brand I never heard of before, "
Gruter and Gut" that as far as my limited research can come up with, they do a lot with ATV's and related machinery.

Question is, have any of you much more knowledgeable LT sages had any experience with them, and if so, should I cut and run or take a shot?

Pete
Can you send me a link to their web site, I am interested... (I am looking for one too!)
THanks!
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That's the original backrest for the LT. It was imported by www.wudu.com (spelling?)under the brand name GG. Same makers for the original armrests for the LT. Nice unit. Attaches to the rider seat back with a bracket.



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Theres one on Ebay currently.....


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Pete,
I have a GG backrest. I also have the GG armrests. I did not realize what GG stood for. What I like best about it is its appearance. Looks like it came with the bike with exactly the same vinyl that BMW uses. Very high quality. I used to have a Bakup, and I found it to be more comfortable. The price of the GG backrest will make you very dizzy Here's one link that shows the retail price. Go to BMW and then K1200LT.

http://www.creativecycleconcepts.com/
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arrggghhhhhh

you just HAD to mention the ebay listing.....

there goes another bargain

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you just HAD to mention the ebay listing.....

there goes another bargain
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