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This Made in USA Utopia Backrest is the Original High Quality In Seat Style Backrest designed for and fits any year GL1800 Goldwing motorcycle, including the heated seat version and the 2012 GL1800. This is the new version of the backrest and is made with non-dimpled material.
Utopia is the Driver backrest that becomes a part of your seat. No bars in the way of drivers hips and legs or passengers legs. Folds forward to ease passenger getting On or Off and adds to safety by getting out of the way in sudden stops. Includes up and down height adjustment, as well as driver seating position, back and forth, to help driver sit upright to avoid slouching--a big factor in driver fatigue. Backrest pivots at top of bar as you lean against it so no uncomfortable edges dig into your back. Well padded, but only 1-1/2 thick which takes up less seating room than most other backrests. All Top Bars are finished in a Beautiful Black Powder Coat. Comes with handy pouch with strap to convert to shoulder bag. Fits all GL1800 Gold Wings.
I replaced a backrest that had an outside bar mount with the Utopia. The old backrest mounting bar rubbed on Mommas legs and was uncomfortable. Like others have said, once you get over having to cut a perfectly good seat, this install is fairly easy.
There are some very good videos on YouTube that show you how to do this install. Just do a search on YouTube for UTOPIA backrest.
Very easy install, the instructions were written very well. I have a 2012 with heated seats; I was very concerned about â€œthe cutâ€. Follow the instructions and you will be fine, it is a lot more nerve racking than it should be. The comfort is incredible and looks like it was made for the bike. My wife loves the bag that attaches to the rear of the back rest. Absolutely great buy and definitely a do it yourself project!
Just like most others, the worst part is breaking out a knife and running the thru a perfectly good seat. The pain and worry is worth the reward. It looks absolutely great and feels even better.
This is a MUST HAVE!!!!
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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