Driver Back Rest

by Ron Goldwyn
(Milford CT USA)

Driver Back Rest

Driver Back Rest

This is my latest modification to my Tomos Nitro 50 -2008. I have wondered why only a passenger was able to get the comfort of a backrest and not the driver of a scooter.

But the owners manual says that on my scooter it should not take a passenger, but it is designed for one because the Tomos 150 is the same exact design but with a larger engine that can power two folks.

So I have a two person seat for only one person who has a bad back. So for me I designed this handy folding backrest out of scrapbox aluminum parts.

I started with the thought of how do I mount the backrest to the scooter and the solution was the two bolts located under the seat. Next problem was to determine where I normally sit on the seat and in inches how far forward of the mounting bolts was the forward face of the backrest.

Another factor was how high off the seat should the backrest be so as to fit in the small of my back. The last consideration was how much room did I require for the backrest to swing to the rear in order for the seat to swing up and give me access to the compartment below.

So I measured twice and cut once. The result is in the photos provided.

Spraying the backrest red adds a measure of safety for me during the day and at night. As for comfort, I love it. The only thing still being modified is the way I secure the backrest in the most comfortable position and the ease of being able to swing it out of the way.

I also now have an additional place for a shopping bag to rest and be secure to the backrest tubing.

If you are handy build your own as there are none presently on the market with a universal mount.
I welcome your comments.

Here's another picture:

backrest view

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Aug 24, 2015
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by: Anonymous

There are so many websites available which can teach you how to ride a scooter, but this website will tell you about the scooters which ususally no one knows. We can made our scooter according to our will as we are comfortable.

Jul 23, 2014
The Backrest...very cool! NEW
by: Curt

Ok, I don't have a backrest on my scooter.... however, I once had an OLD Harley. Lemme tell you now, I could only ride that thing for 20 minutes or so before my back was singing the blues...(It was more like a Funeral dirge!!!)... Long story short, I found out a backrest made ALL the difference!!

Jul 17, 2014
Great idea NEW
by: Anonymous

Absolutely love it.
Do you have a picture of the original seat it came from?

Jul 17, 2014
Great idea NEW
by: Anonymous

Absolutely love it.
Do you have a picture of the original seat it came from?

Oct 16, 2009
by: Ron Goldwyn, Milford CT

The backrest is from a cut down plastic backrest used for handicapped people using the bathtub. The aluminum tubing was also from the chair. It originally belonged to my son who died of kidney failure while awaiting a liver transplant. PLEASE SIGN UP AND BE AN ORGAN DONOR -- DONATE LIFE--

Oct 16, 2009
by: Kathi

Hey Ron, This is pretty neat (and practical too). What is the backrest made out of? Foam? Wood? Inquiring minds want to know... ;)

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