Roadmaster Seat on Chieftain

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  1. acinpcola

    acinpcola Junior Member

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    Has anyone put the Roadmaster seat on the Chieftain and if so how or what kind of passenger backrest did you use.. Thanks for all information about this.
     
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    I have a 2014 Chieftain with the Roadmaster seat. I am a solo rider so I do not have need for a passenger backrest. Having said that, I do not believe that the passenger backrest for the chieftain seat will fit on the Roadmaster seat as the passenger seat is wider than the chieftain. IMG_0026.JPG
     
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    acinpcola Junior Member

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    Thanks Laural I had heard that someone did put the chieftain pbr on with the roadmaster seat. They had to have modified it though so was hoping I would hear something on it.
     
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    I too have the Roadmaster seat on my Chieftain but I also installed the tail trunk. I am very happy with it and so is my wife, it is much more comfortable for the both of us.
     
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    I was hoping to use a passenger back rest so I would not have to get the trunk. We use a Spyder RT S for traveling
     
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    ...... LauraL, that's a really nice looking saddle against the Blue
     
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    Am hoping to do this on mine too. heard the seat pan has to be modified or it will rub holes in leather.
     
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    Only trouble putting the Roadmaster seat on a Chieftain is the standard passenger quick release back rest for the Chieftain will not fit.

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    It will fit, I have a Vintage with the Roadmaster seat on it and the passenger backrest on it. A little snug but it fits.
     
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    I have a 2014 Chieftain. I have installed the heated desert tan Roadmaster seat with tour pack and back rest. I love the added storage, the added visibility with the large tail light, and the passenger security of the wrap around backrest.
    The install did not require any special tools or know how. The most difficult part of it all was changing the tank bib. The tour pack did take 4 hands though so get yourself a buddy and set aside 2 plus hours.
     
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    RM Seat with trunk-- before the wife got her own Scout. Now I hardly ever use the RM seat or the trunk. I might sell them both. Trunk will be handy for camping though, so I may keep it.
     
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    I'm looking at buying a RM seat for my Chieftain. I have the same concerns as others regarding the back rest. Would you be so kind as to post a picture of your Chieftain with the RM seat and the detachable back rest on it? I can't afford to buy the trunk set up, so this has to work with what I have now.

    Also, does anyone know if the driver back rest bracket used for the Chieftain seat will work with the driver backrest for the Road Master seat? In other words, can I just swap out the seat and still use the same bracket with the same driver backrest?

    Thanks in advance, Glenn
     
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    11113984_10205978254232900_4475523968242580892_n.jpg I put a quick release backrest on my chieftain with a road master seat. Tight fit but can be done. I'm proof.
     
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    I have a buddy who has a Chieftain with the Roadmaster seat, he uses the standard Chieftain backrest bracket and backrest and it works fine.

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