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Anyone try the Sargent with pillion backrest?

I just installed my Sargent seat today. I think I'll really like the seat. However, the pillion backrest does not have a very positive engagement when installed and it has a fair bit of lateral slop. Has anyone else used this combo? If so, just wondering if you've had the same experience?

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Yes, I have one and didn't care for the fit at first. I was used to Corbin's seats and their back rest systems. I called Sargents and they said, "Try it and if you don't like it, send it back for a refund." We gave it several tests, my wife likes it and we've had no problems with it.

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Yes, I have one and didn't care for the fit at first. I was used to Corbin's seats and their back rest systems. I called Sargents and they said, "Try it and if you don't like it, send it back for a refund." We gave it several tests, my wife likes it and we've had no problems with it.

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Thanks Mike. So you experienced what could best be described as "slop" when the backrest was installed? I notice a very faint click when installing the rest - but it can easily be pushed beyond the click. However, once in place it moves side to side maybe an 8th or a 16th of an inch in either direction. I appreciate your input.

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Yes, same thing on my 07 KS. More firm would be better, but it works fine.

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Yes, same thing on my 07 KS. More firm would be better, but it works fine.
Thanks. I'm starting to feel better about the setup.

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I just ordered the Low version for my 08 GT1200 hope the wife and I like it, good to know about the backrest.

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Marty -
I just sent you a PM re your Sargent seat,
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I just ordered the Low version for my 08 GT1200 hope the wife and I like it, good to know about the backrest.

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Any comments on the new seat? How about the backrest?
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I left a link to a thread on Bakup backrests on your other thread. If you like the stock seat and don't want a topcase, the bakup is the way to go.
I did price out a different seat with a backrest (Sargent, Corbin), if you go this route, assuming you want to retain the heated seat function, you are looking a $1000 give or take.

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