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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:11 AM
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Re: Isuzu Rodeo headrest to backrest mod - with pics

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The tubing is used as filler to make a snug fit. There's nothing in place to keep the backrest from being slid out the front of the seat other than friction.

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Re: Isuzu Rodeo headrest to backrest mod - with pics

Apologies, Bill, I was looking to see what, if any, support under the seat, to stop the tubing moving vertically, and stressing against the underside of the seat, but closing my eyes, I think i can now visualise the setup, from what you have just said.

thanks. Will be looking into this, for mine. Pity I don't know one end of a Watchamicallit from an Whosidiggy....

But I do know people who do.....

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Re: Isuzu Rodeo headrest to backrest mod - with pics

No apologies necessary Mark. If you look at the stock buttrest, the rods that slide back into the seat provide all the vertical support. The screws used only keep the buttrest from sliding forward out of the seat when doing adjustment and aren't really needed. If you think about it, there's not really any vertical load on the stock buttrest. The Isuzu backrest mod does put quite a bit more load on the seat rail slots. But there's a lot of people that are using the Isuzu backrest without any problems being reported so far. So I wouldn't be concerned.

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Re: Isuzu Rodeo headrest to backrest mod - with pics

I see this post was originally for 650 owners. I was wondering if this mod would work on the 2007 400? I see some replies by 400 owners but none indicating they have actually been successful in implementing this mod. The reason for my question is that on the backrest ordering site they have two different types specifically for 650 and 400 models. I would appreciate someone helping me before I pick up an Isuzu headrest.

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Yes, they do work for 400's. I have both the 650 and 400 backrest's available. PM me if interested.

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Re: Isuzu Rodeo headrest to backrest mod - with pics

Just came across this thread, good to hear there are other Aussies out there with same mixed feelings about the comfort of their Burgy seat. Mark, I have had my Burg for a couple of years now and most of the time the Airhawk does the job OK - but when you mentioned the constant attempt to push back against the buttrest for support, it suddenly hit me - that's exactly what I find myself doing all the time whenever I ride for more than half an hour at a stretch. And I don't think it's got anything to do with how tall you are - it's more the slight forward slope on the seat that seems to do it.

So - it's off the the junkyard TODAY for one of those Rodeo head rests.
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I've been gone from BurgmanUSA for awhile now and to this day am still surprised at how many people are enjoying this mod I invented over five years ago. The one thing to remember for the one's who are doing this mod is to remove the metal backing plate (the one with the two metal tubes attached) from the original buttstop. This part is then hidden under your seat cover and is there to provide support for the headrest. Removing the seat cover is as easy as removing staples from paper.

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Found a Holden (Isuzu) Rodeo headrest at a 4X4 wreckers, they wanted $55!!!!

Went to the normal cars-type wreckers next door with my trusty tape measure, found that the headrest from a late-ish 90s Honda Jazz has the same spacing for the support bars (160mm) and the same tube diameter (3/8")
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Are your back rests complete and ready to install? If yes, can I have your website or phone number. Thanks.

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