Rider backrest installation

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Classic David, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Classic David

    Classic David New Member

    I have just purchased a rider backrest for my "07 Glide but I have no installation instructions. How do I get the bracket properly aligned with the slit in the seat? All help will be greatly appreciated. David
  2. MWGB

    MWGB Member

    OK, I just installed the backrest on my RKC.
    Here is how I did it.
    Deciphered the instructions that covered 127 different variations.
    Took everything off.
    Guessed at the proper mounting hole (2nd from front).
    Put everything back together.
    Sat on it and said "Oops, that's too far forward!"
    Took it all apart and moved it to the most aft position.
    Put it all together.
    Sat on it and said "Oops, that's too far back!"
    Gave it up for the day and said "I'll move it later!"
    You'll find that the backrest arms slant backwards into the mounting bracket. The slit in the seat can accomodate a pretty wide range of bracket locations. Don't forget about the tilt adjustment with the allen screw. Use it for fine tuning.
    BTW, I'm 5'-11" and ride sort of upright.
    Good luck!
  3. acerider_01

    acerider_01 Member

    It's been awhile since I installed on my 07 SG but seams to me that it only will fit in one position. I will try to locate instruction sheet for you.