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2006 XVS650 custom pillion bolt suggestions

Discussion in 'Cruisers' at netrider.net.au started by zamboni49, May 22, 2011.

  1. Hello people,
    I am a new rider a month into my Ls, and have a 2006 XVS650 custom. I have removed the pillion seat and am interested in what others have done with the bolt that sits in the middle of the rear fender where the pillion seat attaches. I have looked for a chrome rack, or perhaps a chrome nut or something to make it look a little better. Any other XVS650 owners have any suggestions? What have you done with it?


     
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  2. Options I have found are:
    Dome Nut, metal washer and rubber washer
    Rear Fender Leather Bib (Mustang/Chilhowee)
    Billet Rear Fender Hole Plugs (Star Motorcycles - Not sure if fit on XVS650)
    Chrome Solo Luggage Rack (Highway Hawk/Custom World)

    I also have a '06 XVS650 and mine currently has a dome nut and rubber washer from hardware store but planning to use solo luggage rack.
     
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  3. I've left the rear seat on (not the backrest though)
    Because of the bolt there, i've found it easier to just leave that seat on, it also helps if you're carrying a backpack or something, as it can rest on the seat and not the finish.

    Also, if you do ever inadvertently acquire a passenger, you'll be prepared.
     
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  4. Thanks for that Seroputers, those were some options I hadn't seen before.
    I'll leave some links to some of those options in case anyone else comes looking.

    Rear Fender Leather Bib (Mustang/Chilhowee)
    http://www.chilhowee.net/yamaha-fender-bibs/FB007.html
    http://www.mustangseats.com/Categories.aspx?intCategoryID=2&Category-Name=Fender+Bibs&reset=true
    Billet Rear Fender Hole Plugs (Star Motorcycles - Not sure if fit on XVS650)
    http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/accessories/acscitemdetail/5/18/91/423/all/3/60/0/detail.aspx
    Chrome Solo Luggage Rack (Highway Hawk/Custom World)
    http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/d...awk_Solo_Rack_Billet_for_Honda_750_Shadow_ACE
    http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/d...tom_World_International_Solo_Rack___Universal
     
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  5. Hey madsam31,

    Yeah, I reckon this will be what I end up doing in the meantime. I won't be taking a passenger anytime real soon, and it doesn't look terrible with seat on. I just think it looks better without it. I am surprised that there wasn't more options to dress it up a bit.
     
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  6. That's right!


    Pillion seat - check.


    Spare helmet - check.


    Condom - check.


    Welcome to motorcycling ;)
     
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  7. Yeah I was riding past the cathedral behind Hyde Park in Sydney (approaching William St ) when a guy gave me a wink and asked if he could jump on the back (of the bike I assume), fortunately I only passed the first check so had to decline his request.
     
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  8. Dont know if its the same outside of QLD but here if the bike has a solo seat and no pillion pegs the rego cost is reduced.
     
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  9. remember you can't just take the pegs off, they have to have the mounts cut off or welded up so it can't be returned to take pillions 5 minutes after the inspection.

    For this reason I won't do it, at least that's the ruling in QLD as i remember it. Found it.. here is what QLD transport has to say about it:

     
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  10. I had an off-the-shoulder cutie beg to come riding. She was out on a country road, thumb out, and I pulled over to check she was ok. The rear tyre was balding and I accidently came to a skidding halt beside her, Brando style. Unfortuately I had a swag on the back seat.
     
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  11. Similar scenario. Just picked up my XVS650 and after removing the pillion seat have 4 pieces of tape on the guard, there for protecting the 4 rubber mounting things (?). Anyone have a solution for removing the 4 pieces of tape without damaging the paintwork?
     
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  12. peel em of with your fingers
    use rp7 or similar to remove residue
    this works on badges also btw with a piece of string ).
     
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  14. Can't view the attachment, comes up with error. Backrest? I was thinking of replacing the seat....
     
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  15. Woops!! Heres the photo of the carrier rack on my bike. (The other photos were the actual unit....dont know what happened there :) ) IMG_1845.JPG
     
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  16. That is nice. I like your setup. Off to the Sydney bike show a week on Friday, will look out for those options there.
     
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  17. Hey Randall,

    Very impr with the bike. Looks great!
    Can you tell me the brand and where you got the backrest and rack?
     
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