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    Hi folks, I've been lurking around here trying to get a feel for the F6B as I'm considering buying one after selling my 2008 Goldwing. I like the options offered on the deluxe model but don't really have a need for the backrest, nor do I really care for the looks of it or the antenna. I know the antenna can't be removed without leaving a hole in the plastic but was wondering if the backrest can be taken off and on so that it can be used on the rare occasion that the girlfriend hops on the back. I know it can be removed, but what will be needed to make it look "finished" on those days when I won't be using it. It looks like it's just four screws, but what's underneath when you remove it? Are there plastic inserts?
    I really enjoy reading this forum, lots of useful information and friendly people on board. Too bad most of it has gone missing.

    Thanks in advance for any info.

    Kris

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    Mine was a standard and I add back rest. Yes the four scews will take it off. But the plastic plates our replaced with metal once a backrest is instald. To me it would be a big deal to change the plates out being you would have to remove seat. Personaly I would just run the screws back in to cover bolt holes and ride.

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    Thanks Bill, that's the info I was looking for.

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    back rest removal

    i yanked mine off and sold it to some one who needed on and got a rack for the hole!!
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    I don't know what is right under the screws. ie tire or what. But when the bracket is removed. Will the screws be to long? Could they hit something. Maybe a little shorter screw instead. I have not looked, but it was just a passing thought. Something to look at when removing the backrest.;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I don't know what is right under the screws. ie tire or what. But when the bracket is removed. Will the screws be to long? Could they hit something. Maybe a little shorter screw instead. I have not looked, but it was just a passing thought. Something to look at when removing the backrest.;)
    No problem.The screws are only about an inch long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Bill View Post
    Mine was a standard and I add back rest. Yes the four scews will take it off. But the plastic plates our replaced with metal once a backrest is instald. To me it would be a big deal to change the plates out being you would have to remove seat. Personaly I would just run the screws back in to cover bolt holes and ride.
    I am getting a standard and would like to add a backrest. Do I need to buy any hardware or would all the hardware come complete with the Honda backrest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MercuryF1 View Post
    I am getting a standard and would like to add a backrest. Do I need to buy any hardware or would all the hardware come complete with the Honda backrest?

    I bought a Basic and had the dealer install the Back Rest. The rest was $399.00 and the mounting hardware was a additional $99.00. The hardware is a separate item.

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    You will need the mounting hardware. It comes in red/blk. $100.
    I got my factory backrest from ebay. They are 350 with free delery.Comes from a honda dealer in south Fla. Got mine in 3 days here in Ga.

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    Did anyone else removed or replaced his backrest and wishes to sell the original one? please pm me, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe187 View Post
    i yanked mine off and sold it to some one who needed on and got a rack for the hole!!
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    Does anyone of you have a backrest how it does look like when you remove the backrest? I am wondering about the attachment for the backrest and it's bolts. TIA!
    Always a good and safe ride,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurare79 View Post
    Does anyone of you have a backrest how it does look like when you remove the backrest? I am wondering about the attachment for the backrest and it's bolts. TIA!
    I'm also curious. Does anyone have a photo of a deluxe with the backrest removed? I really don't care for the way the backrest looks and I won't need a passenger backrest until my son is old enough to ride with me. If my deluxe wasn't still in the crate, I'd check it out for myself. If it is too ugly, I'll probably buy a rack to cover up the holes or get the non-deluxe parts to clean up the look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheesyRider View Post
    I'm also curious. Does anyone have a photo of a deluxe with the backrest removed? I really don't care for the way the backrest looks and I won't need a passenger backrest until my son is old enough to ride with me. If my deluxe wasn't still in the crate, I'd check it out for myself. If it is too ugly, I'll probably buy a rack to cover up the holes or get the non-deluxe parts to clean up the look.
    For one up riding? I did the Corbin Smuggler thing:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53driver View Post
    For one up riding? I did the Corbin Smuggler thing:
    F6B with Smuggler left side.jpg
    53Driver, the smuggler looks great. With the loss of the handrails, what's your trick on placing your B on the center stand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Rider View Post
    Did anyone else removed or replaced his backrest and wishes to sell the original one? please pm me, thanks
    I have a Standard B and decided to upgrade with separately purchased OEM backrest . Also I've changed the seat , buying Mustang . It doesn't work for me , so I'll go for Ultimate . Selling both : Mustang Tripper Fastback seat and complete OEM backrest with main bracket ( without plates ). If interested , please contact limoles@comcast.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by VP8 View Post
    53Driver, the smuggler looks great. With the loss of the handrails, what's your trick on placing your B on the center stand?
    I use the rear crash guard.
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    Pix of my 13 Deluxe with the and without the backrest. Hope this helps....just ordered MP3 rack which should change the look DSCN0048.jpgP1180380.jpg

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    Thank you very much, ReserveBum! This helps me a lot!
    Always a good and safe ride,
    Karim

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    Reserve- what's the remove before flight cable for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fla_rider View Post
    Reserve- what's the remove before flight cable for?

    Looks like a side stand plate tether. I can see someone just taking off and leaving the plate behind, arriving at their next destination and looking for it and then it hits them SH!T . Just my guess.



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