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National Cycle Paladin QuickSet Mounting Hardware- Yamaha XVS1300A V-Star (07 and newer)

National Cycle Paladin QuickSet Mounting Hardware- Yamaha XVS1300A V-Star (07 and newer)

Reviewed by: snake (snakehollywood
Reviewed for: 2007 1300 V-Star
Used for: 1-6 months

Overall Rating: 4
Ease of install: 3
Value: 3
Would buy again: no

Review Summary:
It does what it says on the tin, although there were a few unexpected issues. I have a mustang seat which I guess is wider than stock and the paladin wont fit over it, so I have to slide it under which is more fiddly. It also is not the right width and I do have to fiddle and pull the arms out to slot them into the keepers. When you finally get it into position, it does take some effort to push and lock the backrest into position, it doesn't slide in easily. I also didn't find the fitting instructions to be quite good enough, it is possible to install parts the wrong way round as the images do not make it clear enough, which did cause me some issues. But all things considered we are probably only talk 1 minute to fit it or release it, so no big deal, and it is convenient if you do need a quick release backrest and it is good quality and looks pretty nice. But I as yet have not really found any reason to take it off, and I probably do not need quick release to be honest, I only bought it as I found a good deal on ebay and it was $100 cheaper than normal. The other issue I am now finding is that it seems like I may not be able to install certain other accessories I wanted that attach on the rear fender, such as hard bags, ghost brackets, cobra bungee knobs and the likes, and if I do get them installed the distance between them and the bike will be greater, so consider these facts when buying a paladin.

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