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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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14-18 backrest on a 97-13 tour pack???

It's been a while since I've posted and it's good to be back. I have a question that I hope someone can relate to and answer.

I bought an aftermarket chopped tour pack last year and for the most part, it's done what I need it to. However, my wife hates the POS wrap around backrest that came on it (2 pictures on the left below). It's hard to find nice backrests for the 97-13 tour packs but there are plenty of 14-18 ones out there.

So my question is this... Will a 14-18 wrap around backrest work on my 97-13 chopped tour pack? The major difference is the fact that the 97-13 backrests have 6 bolts (2 per mounting site shown on 2nd picture below) that attach them to the pack whereas the 14-18's just have 3 (last picture below).

Obviously, I'd have to probably drill new mounting holes in the tour pack but I'm more curious about whether or not the newer backrest (2nd to last picture) will line up with the 97-13 tour pack AFTER I make the hole modifications? Or will the new backrests be completely out of whack no matter what I do to the mounting holes?

Sorry if that's clear as mud but hopefully you get the jist of what I'm looking to do.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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2016 Road Glide Special, CFR knockoffs, Road6Customs 11" Holy Rollers, LRS 12" Stingray, Mutazu chopped tour pack and we just gettin' started....

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 07:01 PM
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Was reading your post and had wondered the same. So did you figure it out
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