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Eldorado Passenger Back Rest Info - READ IF INTERESTED!

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by GTM®, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. GTM®

    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    This thread will now house the info for those interested in a backrest for their Eldo 1400. I am now making them in small batch runs; https://gtmotocycles.com/products/gtm-california-eldo-1400-backrest

    Words from Uss below that started this thread...
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    GTM® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Likely a custom or one off for the show... happens on occcasion. Pic below shows it better. So what would you be willing to pay for such an item? It's come up before here to offer a detachable back rest for the 1400 rear rack/grab rail, however the Eldo rail would need to be more permanent. Post below on how many are interested, and how much you'd spend, and perhaps I'll see what I can offer.

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    Uss Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I would definitely be interested in one if it can just go on to the Eldo passenger seat frame/grab rail. Cant say about how much though....$150.00 would be a good price.
     
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    OK, let me see what I can do. Would you mind drill holes in your stock bar to bolt one on? $150 would be really tough as the back rest pad alone is about half to two-thirds that cost alone here in the States. A factory backrest would be closer to $550 for a bolt on back-rest... keep in mind, much like everything else I offer, these are hand-made, built to order.
     
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    Uss Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Any closer to the back rest? If you are seriously looking at it can you do a clamp type design as opposed to drilling a hole. A clamp may allow a quick release mechanism plus I would prefer not having to drill holes. Cheers
     
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    No movement yet. Clamps add complexity and cost of course. I would really need to have a few money-committed people to step up. Takers?
     
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    Would this backrest work on a Cali14 Custom, or only the el Dorado?
     
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    Any 1400 with the OEM rear rack.
     
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    Uss Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi...have you given some thought to making one for the Eldos? The other models have a choice of backrests...OEM or HB...it is only the Eldo which can't have one in it's original configuration....apart from the one in the launch photo above....
     
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    Yes, this is your original post. I just need access to one in SoCal for a week or so. No takers yet. Anyone?
     
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    Uss Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I am in.....I am sure others will be too once they see one
     
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    I'm in for a durable, immovable (once bolted/clamped/welded) padded backrest that will be able to attach to the standard touring grabrail, the one with the small shelf on the back, or a whole new grabrail/backrest idea.
    Todd, would it be easier to design/cheaper to manufacture one that takes the place of the existing grabrail? , I think the mounting holes for the grabrails are universally located on all the C1400 line?
    What I'd pay ? Seeing what's out there right now, ~$ 200-300 USD for 'attach' design, up to $500 USD for incorporating backrest into new grabrail.
    BTW Todd, the C1400 hbar risers work great and allow just enough reach for a more comfortable riding position on longer routes, well done !
    Put me down for one, preferably a new design incorporated into the grabrail.
     
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    Harry H Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I would be interested. I keep my Eldo at my studio in Van Nuys if you need it.
     
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    Thanks for the input. My thoughts were to make one for ease/expense, as stated already, would be to make a clever on/off backrest mount onto the stock rail/rack, and a mounting kit for the std 1400 rail/rack for the Eldo. However if there is more than one or two that would pre-buy them for me to invest in the R&D, that's a route I can go too. Custom built limited production items are costly to do. $500 would likely be the target for rail/rack/backrest. Thoughts from there?
     
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    Would your design incorporate a small rack with the backrest or do you have just the back rest in mind?
     
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    Well, that would be a question back to you and those interested. The Eldo has just the small grab rail. How many want a rack with back rest option, and how many want just the back rest only?

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    I would prefer an 'all in one' design that bolts to the 3 existing mounts strictly for rigidity (have to try and ensure some security for those who dare to get on the back), a small shelf would just add to the cost.
     
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    I agree with an all in design that could incorporate a small rack. Given the right support a removable back rest can give both... a reliable back support and a small rack. The reason being that more often than not when there is a pillion there will be potential of an overnighter...which means a small tail bag...atleast. However since I am based in Australia it will mean conversion to A$ and shipping as well so I am in for a max of US$ 300.00....sorry if I am being tight fisted but for more than that I can have it made by one of the custom bike fabricators in Melbourne....
     
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    I hope this idea is still progressing. I think a back rest with a rack to replace the original grab rail would be best for my use. $500 or under would be acceptable.
     
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    Todd,

    I'd be interested in a detachable back rest that works with the OEM grab / luggage rack combination, if priced somewhere in the region of $300 USD.
     

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