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Anyone have one? I'm thinking of getting for my bike as I don't take passengers. How's the fit? What about the installation? Did you have to remove the rear fender? What do you all think of having that rack and still having the luggage rack too?

I want to pull that seat off, and then have a driver only seat with a drivers backrest.

Thoughts? Comments?
 

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I've considered doing the same. Or putting an extra tank back there. Don't carry passengers, so don't need the back seat. The only drawback for me would be losing my driver backrest in the process. I'll probably just keep up with everything I want different and get them all on my next bike, one day.
 

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I've got one that bolts exactly in place of the pillion. It mounts to the front seat in the same way basically. Fit was good when I got it, PO liked it. Didn't have to remove the rear fender to take it off, just pull the seat off, unbolt the pillion, bolt on the fender rest.

edit: I don't see why if the driver's backrest will attach with the stock seat it wouldn't attach with the fender rack I've got.

I'd sell you mine for cheap.
 

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I've got one that bolts exactly in place of the pillion. It mounts to the front seat in the same way basically. Fit was good when I got it, PO liked it. Didn't have to remove the rear fender to take it off, just pull the seat off, unbolt the pillion, bolt on the fender rest.

edit: I don't see why if the driver's backrest will attach with the stock seat it wouldn't attach with the fender rack I've got.

I'd sell you mine for cheap.
Are you replying to me or the OP? My driver backrest is a Utopia. It is mounted by cutting into the pillion seat.

Who makes your fender rack?
 

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Anyone have one? I'm thinking of getting for my bike as I don't take passengers. How's the fit? What about the installation? Did you have to remove the rear fender? What do you all think of having that rack and still having the luggage rack too?

I want to pull that seat off, and then have a driver only seat with a drivers backrest.

Thoughts? Comments?
I think it would look good with a back rest, surely someone here already has the set up you are talking about, maybe they will speak up and post a pic.
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Are you replying to me or the OP? My driver backrest is a Utopia. It is mounted by cutting into the pillion seat.

Who makes your fender rack?
I was replying to QueenBee, but if she decides she doesn't wanted your welcome to it. Dunno who the maker is, didn't even check it when I pulled it off to put the pillion back on.
 

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Like I told QueenBee in PM, I'm at my in-laws until tomorrow afternoon (at the earliest), so I won't have any pics just yet. I'll put some up once I get a chance.

It's in good condition though, I think there might be a few rust spots on the chrome where it connected beneath the seat, but honestly I can't remember.
 

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I've got that set up... Highway Hawk Rear Fender Rack and a backrest from Grasshopper limited. The Grasshopper backrest bols up to the back bolt of the driver's seat... I can also slide it forward and take it off it's bracket in 1 1/2 seconds... If you look down at the signature pic, you'll see my T Bag attached to it for a trip... Here ya go.





I got the rack from Phatperformance parts.com and the backrest off e-bay.
Ithink they look pretty good.
I ride it solo of course, and when I go 2-up I take the Valkyrie or I can put the pillion seat back on in a matter of 5 minutes... Unbolt the rack and bolt on the pillion.
 

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Thanks so much for sharing your pics. I love it!!! I really like that look with those hard bags too. That's exactly what I want. :O) Thanks again! :mrgreen:
 

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Thanks so much for sharing your pics. I love it!!! I really like that look with those hard bags too. That's exactly what I want. :O) Thanks again! :mrgreen:

Your welcome QueenBee... It's a joy to ride. The Hardbags are on EasyBrackets with a key'd lock to just take them off in 2 seconds to slim it down if I want.

Rear rack .......$106
Backrest ........$100
Hardbags .......$130
EasyBrackets.. $140

Riding experience ... Priceless.:D
 

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the installation is very easy. i had a rack on my aero. i dig the solo set-up with a luggage rack. looks sweet.




 

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We found a solo fender rack on eBay that had gotten some good reviews and took a chance on it. I don't know a brand name on it, but it feels to be made of heavy gauge tubing and the chroming is nice. We like the little "flip up" design on the back of it, kind of has a little attitude.

Check it out in the sig picture:



 

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It seems that these rear fender racks are getting harder and harder to come by... Anyone got one they want to get rid of. ???
The Highway Hawk solo racks are VERY difficult to find. Most have to be shipped to the USA from Europe and are $100 or more. I ordered one last year from here for $99.95 and it took a month to get to me. Check the price now:

ACCESSORIES INTERNATIONAL: HIGHWAY HAWK SOLO RACK - SHADOW 750 ACE

For the Aero, there are many manufacturers still making them. CWI has some nice ones:

Custom World International - Motorcycle chrome accessories
 

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@ AJ, that looks really good.
@ Chillable Red I love how that looks. That seat looks amazingly comfortable!
@ markspike that's way to expensive. I have found some for a much better price on-line, but thanks for the site...I'll be looking around on it for some bling!
 

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@ AJ, that looks really good.
@ Chillable Red I love how that looks. That seat looks amazingly comfortable!
@ markspike that's way to expensive. I have found some for a much better price on-line, but thanks for the site...I'll be looking around on it for some bling!
QB: eBay is your friend for the solo rack on the Aero! The problem with getting one for a ACE is that they have been out of production since '03. The CWI products can be found cheaper on other websites as well.

Check out:

Value-Accessories

Also, specifically for your Aero:

Cruisermax...Motorcycle, ATV and Snowmobile Accessories - SHOW CHROME SOLO RACK VT750 AERO

I have bought from both in the past and both are very good to deal with. For Cruisermax, use coupon code CC0824 to save 10% on your purchase (good till August 24, 2011). The Show Chrome rack is VERY nice - bought one from them for my Brother's '03 ACE - install was easy, quality superb. Customer service is excellent (met the owner - VERY good fellow - used to work for Show Chrome).

Tell Bernie to open up the wallet!:p
 
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