I bought a stash of new and used parts from a dealer and included was this 12 (short) chrome backrest in excellent condition for the small-spool soft bag 111 bikes: the Chief, Classic and Vintage (Dark Horse versions of those models too). The chrome backrest is in excellent shape with no rust and no road rash and includes the oft missing tamper resistant screws for theft prevention. The desert tan pad is not faded and looks almost new but has 2 small marks in lower left front side, see pics. The luggage rack has been lightly used, no damage but maybe some very light scratches from regular use.
Remember, this is a genuine Indian OEM backrest, see logo in cross bar. I would much rather have used genuine Indian parts than new aftermarket parts made in China. For example, the genuine Indian luggage rack weighs 3 lb, 13 oz but the aftermarket one weighs 2 lb, 13 oz.The Indian part weighs 1 lb more which is 35% heavier stronger? The OEM Indian pad has hidden staples, smoother stitching, flush studs and actual desert tan as opposed to the import with exposed staples, rippled bumpy stitching edges and studs that look like they are falling out. The item "Indian OEM passenger sissy bar backrest pad rack Chief Classic Vintage Dark Hors" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Motorcycle Parts\Seats & Seat Parts\Backrests & Sissy Bars". The seller is "cyclefarm" and is located in Rutland, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.