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I installed the Suzuki OEM passenger backrest and was not happy with the looks of where the plastic met the vinyl cushion.
I found rubber siphon hose that has a steel spring molded inside of it.
(1/2" I.D.)
I cut it to length and cut a slot through it using a Dremel with an abrasive disk.
Just remove the vinyl backrest, push it on the plastic housing and re-install the backrest. It stays in place from the action of the internal molded spring clamping around the plastic.
I think it really improves the looks of the unit. I had this hose laying around the garage for years, but I believe any auto parts store would carry lengths of it.
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Hose on psgr backrest...

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Hi, Jim...

I happened to browse through the "How to" section of this site and came accross your posting. I know you posted it a long time ago, but i totally agree with you. Those hose made it looked better. I, too, have the backrest installed, but am not too happy with the way it looks. If you still remember and don't mind sharing the info, could you tell me the measurement (length) of the hose that is needed to wrap completely around the plastic frame?

Thank you for your info and pictures... You have given me an option to improve the looks of my backrest. Hope to hear from you sometime...

:sunny:

31JAN06 1024 PST

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Andrew
I didn't measure it but just get about 4 feet, wrap it around, mark it and cut to suit.
Enjoy

Jim
 

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Here are some pictures








The hose I used is available at Wally world in the automotive section by the electrical connectors, wire etc. It's actually for feeding wire through.
 

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Back rest cushion gap

Local dealer closed that ugly cushion gap. No Charge. I belive he had to bend the brackets supporting the blastic back.
 
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