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I know so many of you are going to curse me for suggesting that I am looking for a back rest, but I really do need one - does anyone know of one yet or where I may be able to get one?
Don't get me wrong, I know its not the thing to do and I do feel wrong in fitting one, but my wife loves the Scrambler (urban endure) as do I, and we plan a number of trips on it during our European Motorhome tour. But, the lovely little bugger has a bit of a low down kick and proves a little difficult for a pillion, unless you are very gentle with the gear changes and smooth on the throttle etc.
A back rest would make it so much more comfortable for her.......anybody able to assist?
 

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I'm planning on taking my 8 year old daughter out on my UE, so a little backrest would be perfect for me as well ;-)
 

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Nothing wrong with a backrest Cayenner, :) I have one on three of my bikes, but I think you'll maybe have to make one up yourself or get someone to fabricate one for you,

Oh ! and a very warm welcome to the forum, good to have you along:cool:
 

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It's is quite difficult to swallow, but, the up-side could be worth it if it improves the experience for you pillion.
It should be possible to have something made that mounts under the seat to the threaded holes in the frame. An idea could be to have the padded rest swivel downward when not needed, this could look like a pillion seat cowl and avoid constantly having to explain your decision. Or, just say Fck off.
 

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I'm waiting for some kind of backrest too. The reason is for the passenger. The scrambler's sharp throttle is a blast going in and out of curves, except that the passenger tends to get jostled.
 

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A good starting point to fitting a backrest would to be to buy the alloy rack shown below, You could mount a small box or make one up yourself, The rack is stronger than you might think, I've had a couple of very heavy objects on mine and it survived ok,

 

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Something here may do? Ventura rack with different height rails you could add a back rest to?

2015 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro (800 cc) Motorcycle Luggage - Ventura
Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Looking at this Ventura system, it looks OK, other than it comes with a product warning that the "pillion should not use the system as a backrest" - the main reasoning for me fitting such a system, plus the added bonus and convenience of a luggage bag/top box.
Like I say, not what I would normally wish to fit to a bike like this, its just that the Scrambler is a little jerky with it's throttle response and the saddle is just a little short to offer that confidence and/or comfort for my lovely dear wife.
Additionally, with some of the other rack systems. they don't allow you to re-fit the pannier/luggage system that I have with my Urban, which again is a bit of a pain but I'm sure with a bit of re-engineering, I can get them to fit.

I'm really surprised that Ducati haven't done anything themselves yet, so much so, I'm now considering the new Triumph Street Twin Scrambler which does offer a rack system and is somewhat smoother on the throttle and its seat is a little longer. It will be sad if I do have to part with my Scrambler being a Ducati fan and all that!!!
 

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Here is the one I came up with. http://www.scramblerforum.com/attachments/image-jpg.1907/
you can see more pics here: In black and white...
Took me a few minutes and a few dollars worth of parts from the hardware store. Several thousand miles later, it still works just as I intended. It's not a "Back rest" exactly, but you can slide your back up against it for that extra measure of comfort. My wife's complaints were sliding off the back of the seat: solved, and mud on her back; mostly solved by swapping to Classic fender. Now she has no complaints (or excuses :) )
 

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There are enough aftermarket luggage racks, showing that there are plenty of attachment points. It's a no brainer that sissy bars/backrests will be available real soon. I'm going to wait for a bolt on made for it.

I looked at the corbin seat. Looks like it's more for a cruiser than a corner cutter. :blob8: <- sorry - just saw the smilies... :coffee2:
 

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Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Looking at this Ventura system, it looks OK, other than it comes with a product warning that the "pillion should not use the system as a backrest" - the main reasoning for me fitting such a system, plus the added bonus and convenience of a luggage bag/top box.
Like I say, not what I would normally wish to fit to a bike like this, its just that the Scrambler is a little jerky with it's throttle response and the saddle is just a little short to offer that confidence and/or comfort for my lovely dear wife.
Additionally, with some of the other rack systems. they don't allow you to re-fit the pannier/luggage system that I have with my Urban, which again is a bit of a pain but I'm sure with a bit of re-engineering, I can get them to fit.

I'm really surprised that Ducati haven't done anything themselves yet, so much so, I'm now considering the new Triumph Street Twin Scrambler which does offer a rack system and is somewhat smoother on the throttle and its seat is a little longer. It will be sad if I do have to part with my Scrambler being a Ducati fan and all that!!!
But, other than their names, they're totally different kinds of bikes. The Triumph has significant weight/horsepower/price demerits, But its main difference/advantage is that it has a lower torque band, so can chug better over rough spots. It's overall power delivery is smoother. The Ducati has a very sharp throttle response and starts pulling at 4,500 rpm. It takes way more work to go through the rough stuff because of this. But, I've never ridden a bike that was more fun on the curves. The throttle is fantastic for that. The motor/trans is nearly perfect for this. It hits 90 so fast that it's a little scary to me....
 

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A good starting point to fitting a backrest would to be to buy the alloy rack shown below, You could mount a small box or make one up yourself, The rack is stronger than you might think, I've had a couple of very heavy objects on mine and it survived ok,

Where did you find this rack?
 
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