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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2007, 12:48 am Thread Starter
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My wife's asked me to ask you

Hi all :

I have a Givi top box like this



However, wife went on her maiden voyage yesterday afternoon - pillion with me

The problem is she said that she would need some proper back support; ideally something that provides support both at the back and sides (to some extent).

What do you recommend please ? Now, before you say the "Stealth Backrest", I have had word from one of the owners to say "No backrest on the market is compatible with that massive box... it's either one or the other.. "

I need something that can (possibly) "velcro" stick to the back of the box which provides some support for her back. HELP please

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2007, 3:33 am
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Have a look at this part E84. It fixes with 2 screws and doesn't look out of place on a big box, but check the correct part for your box. These are plain and simple, not high up in the comfort zone, but mine was ok for wife 'peace of mind'. If you have their monokey/monorack their top box side rail mountings are pretty strong to provide a bit of back support.

However, KRS riding is much more fun without the wife, so don't make the facilites too comfy! Although I did have a gel seat pad put in.

http://www.givi.co.uk/caschi_borse_b...sp?CO_ID=17082



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Local upolstery shop might be an answer too. ( ya I know I spelled upostery wrong too, too early to give a crap!)
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Local upolstery shop might be an answer too. ( ya I know I spelled upostery wrong too, too early to give a crap!)
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2007, 1:33 am
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Maybe you could get some adhesive seat padding like they use on race bikes. Got some for my rsvr on ebay. ( UK ) The stuff I have is 12" square, 1/2" thick and can be cut to shape with scissors. Cost about 10 which is $15 or so.

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Maybe you could get some adhesive seat padding like they use on race bikes. Got some for my rsvr on ebay. ( UK ) The stuff I have is 12" square, 1/2" thick and can be cut to shape with scissors. Cost about 10 which is $15 or so.
OK; that's a thought. Got a photo of the finished article ?

Thanks !

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Don't have the bike here ( Its at my mates in Edinburgh. ) but I do have a spare sheet of this seat foam. Thought I might need 2 layers to make a seat but 1 turned out OK. As you can see in the pics it is slightly marked but you are welcome to it if you want. Its just gonna kick about the shed forever.
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Don't have the bike here ( Its at my mates in Edinburgh. ) but I do have a spare sheet of this seat foam. Thought I might need 2 layers to make a seat but 1 turned out OK. As you can see in the pics it is slightly marked but you are welcome to it if you want. Its just gonna kick about the shed forever.
Thanks Stu; my wife suddenly asked if her regular car seat back would fit; lo and behold it does; I'll just need to Velcro it to the back of the top box and probably make a waterproof cover as well. Thanks very much for the kind offer.

cheers

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