I ordered mine with all the long distance riding goodies
I still like the utopia as an aftermarket,, best I have found for being adjustable easily removable, and not interfere with passengers legs.Kniterider,
You were the pioneer with the Utopia back rest - and it seemed from your posts that you really liked it. So I got to ask, why the change?
I really need a back rest, but was not thrilled with the look of the Utopia. I had never heard of Russel before, but I have been to the website and their stuff looks really good - and they seem serious about making a comfortable seat! There are no pictures of a CTX1300, but I assume that your seat will look similar to the ones on the ST1300.
Are you willing to share the details of your order (color, material, pattern, cost...)? They seem to need a lot of info on you - including pictures of you on the bike - did you have to give them all this stuff? And what did you mean by "all the long distance riding goodies"?
Of course I am anxiously awaiting your pictures and review. I ask all these questions because I am always a bit nervous about buying after market accessories for my bike, specially stuff that is as expensive as I am sure this seat is so I really look to you "pioneers" to help guide us "Nervous Nellys".
Since you put it that way, after you post pics go ahead and send it on up to me to try it out. I promise I'll return it in new condition... after a month or two... As soon as i get it done i will post pics and anyone who wants to feel how good this bike can be on a LONG ride is more than wlecome to try mine. anytime
Just got my production date 12-31-14 I should have it back by mid january. So I may test it out to daytona bike week by way of the dragon. Meet me and I will let you ride it down,, providing we are all dug out from all the snow that they are predicting this winter.. It may be July 4th before some of us see deiced pavementSince you put it that way, after you post pics go ahead and send it on up to me to try it out. I promise I'll return it in new condition... after a month or two