Seat Safety…

My custom backrest is quite comfy however I learned a very valuable lesson on the ride. The backrest merely sits inside the bracket without any bolt or means of securing it.

The Problem: I had a couple bungees on the bars of the backrest and after about 50 miles at 70mph, my backrest popped up. Scared the holy hell out of me.

Temporary Solution: I pulled over immediately and did 2 things…

1) Rearranged my bungees to remove tension on the backrest.

2) Used bungees to secure the backrest until I could get a better solution.

Permanent Solution: My Daddy drilled two holes and created threads in bracket. Then he bolted the backrest in.

Another piece of education… Always be sure to double check your tire pressure often when you’re going through varied climates and altitudes. PSI can be affected at just about 1psi per 10 degrees.

Ride smart; Ride safe.





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8 Responses to Seat Safety…

  1. Bronwyn says:


  2. Andy Metzka says:

    I like the short sleeve shirt! Still COLD up here!! Forecasting snow tonight!! Be safe and enjoy!!!

    • The BROAD says:

      Yeah it was fairly decent today. Cold and rain tomorrow, then back up Wednesday. Gonna head SE about an hour to my Mom and Aunt on Wednesday. Friday will head to Daytona. Stay warm Andy. Let me know when and where you’ll be touring this year. Hugs!!!!

  3. Patricia Ballard says:

    Dad and daughter; what a pair! 🙂

  4. Cheryl Robish says:

    GREAT PICS!!!!! Cherish those moments with your Dad !!!!

    • The BROAD says:

      Yes indeed I sure do. I know you have a special Daddy watching you ride. He must be very proud of his biker babe!! Hugs to Heaven for your Daddy!!

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