i found that no matter wherei looked at online, that the backrests available did not meet my needs! or more specifically my girfriends!
they were either too small, too low, or meant i had to lose my rentec sports rack (not happening).
I wanted a big comfy back pad, adjustable in height, and rake.....that i could still keep my rack... so i decided to make my own.
2 x bmx clamps
2 x steel pipes
2 x exhaust clamps (long thread)
1 x piece of stainless
4 x bungs
1 x packet of upholstery pins
1 x can of matte black
1 x ebay back pad
1 x piece of mdf (coated)
jiigsaw, hammer, angle grinder, allen keys, bench grinder, bench drill, hole saws.
Step 1: Whats comfy - oh... a goldwing
The first thing i did, was source a comfy backpad. What better than a goldwing pad -for 2 quid- from ebay?
Step 2: Cleaning up goldwing pad
The pad came with a moulded plastic back on it, to fit onto a goldwing. It was a bit messy, so i unstapled it, cut the centre out of the (to retain the integrity of the outer edge shape) and replaced with coated ply used in stage building, and finished with upholstery pins. so basically, new back... with outer edge of plastic moulding.
Step 3: Scavenging
I then scavenged a piece of stainless from a local kitchen builder. they were a bit grumpy but they still helped me.
Step 4: Bench drill
i then found my hand drill didnt have the beans to drill the stainless very well... so went to use a my pals bench drill. I measured the holes to screw to back plate to the pad.... and holes to attatch the exhaust clamp bolts to the poles.