H-D Passenger Seating Solutions: Tech

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H-D passenger seating solutions

H-D Passenger Seating Solutions

  1. Harley-Davidson has made products to pretty much handle every conceivable seating and baggage combination you can come up with when throwing another person on the back of your bagger

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

H-D passenger seating solutions

H-D Passenger Seating Solutions

  1. The late-model H-D baggers were designed with rack/pack/backrest interchangeability in mind. These 4-Point Docking Hardware Mounts ($159) bolt securely and directly to the frame of the bike, and Harley as well as a few aftermarket companies offer a multitude of accessories that use this four-point mounting platform.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

H-D passenger seating solutions

H-D Passenger Seating Solutions

  1. We really like the looks and dependability of the H-D Short (2 inches lower than stock) Detachable Passenger Upright Backrest Rail ($179) coupled with the H-D Short Passenger Backrest ($109) is just enough for custom bikes and doesn’t look out of place when installed on the bike like some larger ones. Mind you, Harley offers hundreds of combinations of backrest rails and pads, so any type of rider and passenger can be outfitted correctly.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

H-D passenger seating solutions

H-D Passenger Seating Solutions

  1. The Detachable Two-Up Air Wing Luggage Rack ($249) is independent of the backrest, so it can be used in conjunction with any of H-D’s backrests or left at home when not needed. From an overnight pack to a fully loaded cargo carrier, any sort of baggage can be installed on this midsize rack. As with the backrests and pads, Harley makes more than a few different racks, and we can bet there is one to fit both your needs and taste.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

H-D passenger seating solutions

H-D Passenger Seating Solutions

  1. Switching to a more secure type of item hauling is the locking H-D Razor-Pak ($749), which is the smallest of the three Tour-Paks Harley sells. Its 1,900ci capacity 22 x 16 x 5-1/2 size is great for one- or two-day trips, and it mounts up to the bike with either a Detachable Solo Mount ($180) or the Detachable 2-Up Mount ($180) we used on this application. A Razor-Pak backrest pad ($139) is also needed when going two-up.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

H-D passenger seating solutions

H-D Passenger Seating Solutions

  1. A Tour-Pak lid organizer ($95) is a great additional add-on. It helps keep small items within reach and keeps them from rolling around the inside of the pack. With all of these good products and hundreds more in Harley-Davidson’s Parts and Accessories catalog and newly redesigned website, there are many ways to keep you and your passenger comfy and looking good while doing so.

Words and Photos: Jeff Leighton

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We all have the same type of selections from mild to wild when customizing our Harley-Davidson bikes, and the massive amount of aftermarket parts available for baggers these days truly shows that. This particular tech feature is about the choices we have when adding a passenger to our bikes and the excess baggage that comes along with them. Harley-Davidson has made products to pretty much handle every conceivable seating and baggage combination you can come up with when throwing another person on the back of your bagger, and we are going to show you a few of our favorites. Check it out!

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