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National Cycle Paladin Back Rest- Various Motorcycle Models

National Cycle Paladin Back Rest- Various Motorcycle Models

Reviewed by: John (iubigred007
Reviewed for: 2002 Black and Chrome 1100 Shadow Sabre
Used for: 1-6 months

Overall Rating: 3
Ease of install: 3
Value: 3
Would buy again: yes

Review Summary:
I hate to give this product such a bad rating, because it is a great product and does fit what I needed. it does exactly what it should, but not to the perfection I would have expected. fit was bad and finish (chrome) was bad! my first national cycle purchase, and I'm not impressed at all! I bought the entire setup (backrest w/ pad, quickeset3 mounts, and luggage rack) putting the backrest w/ pad onto the quickset3 brackets was a really tight fit, they did not fit together very nicely at all, and I had to pound it together with a rubber mallet in order for them to go together. also, the lock that is on the quickset3 brackets does not work properly and will take some modifications if I want it to work the way it SHOULD have worked when shipped from national cycle. with the exception of the luggage rack (which still had badly chromed weld joints) the chrome of these pieces was not good either! brown spots all over, badly chromed weld joints, pits, tiny scratches, etc... I called national cycle and they said I could clean it up, then if that did not work I could take some pics and send the pics in for evaluation. not my kind of customer service! it is all brand new, I'm not happy, and they were trying to make me jump thru hoops to get replacements. do you know how hard it is the take pics of spots on chrome????? anyway, it's unfortunate that this is the only company that makes quick release backrest assembly for the Sabre. because quick release is important to me, so I kept the stuff, and it is the ONLY reason that I would ever buy this national cycle stuff again...

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