INDIAN CHIEF OR CHIEFTAN
1. Remove seat assembly
2. Remove four allen head bolts
3. Place supplied bracket over existing holes
4. Retighten four allen head bolts
5. Install new backrest in the bracket and ride safe!
(if upright is loose put one piece of electrical tape around tongue and reinstall)
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 27th Mar 2017
For the price and match I really can't say anything negative. I did have to put a bolt in to keep it from dropping to low and then wrap the seat mount with black tape to tighten it up but as I said the price was great. At Indian dealership it runs $ 500. So for the minor things I had to do it was great. Plus it came to me really fast.
Posted by Billy Joe Allbright on 25th Jan 2017
This driver backrest is just fantastic,quality and craftsmanship at its finest! Well worth the money,Thanks
Posted by George Bonafede on 17th Dec 2016
LOVE THE QUALITY AND SPEED IT CAME WISH GRASSHOPPER MADE OTHER PRODUCTS FOR MY INDIAN
Posted by Scott on 14th Sep 2016
This is my second order from grasshopper limited, my first was back in 2005 for my C90, that one is still working and looking good. This one is for my Indian chief, going to rewrap it in tan leather to match the bike seat, photos after that. Let me just say THANK YOU for making these for us working class people whom can't afford name brand back rest.
Posted by Idahosam on 27th May 2016
First I want to say WOW! impressive with the speedy service and Delivery. ordered on the 24th of May arrived today the 27th. Install was straight forward maybe 15 minutes. For a guy who's 5'8" it sits me perfect with no adjustments necessary. Only thing, I found is...it took me three or four times to hit the bracket slot. For the price point it will do exactly what I need it to do, support my lower back. Also appears to be of good quality/workmanship. Thank you!
Posted by Denny Pink on 5th Nov 2015
I recently bought the Grasshopper driver backrest for my 2015 Indian Chieftain. Installation was so easy; remove the seat, flip it over, take off four bolts, attach the heavy duty and well made base, bolts back on, reattach seat, done. I can't believe Indian wants over $500.00 for basically the same thing! The pad material and studs match the Chieftain seat perfectly! The best feature is the backrest positions my 6'0" tall and 32 inch inseam body perfectly on the seat. Ordered on Thursday and at my door Saturday. Lonnie is great to work with.
Posted by Enzo on 23rd Jul 2015
Can't see spending 500 plus dollars on the Indian OEM version. This is very well made and is quite comfortable for a sub $100. backrest. I had to squeeze the mounting bracket together a 1/16th" in a bench vise to hold the backrest more firmly.
Posted by Steve Moore alais BaldE on 28th Oct 2014
I had purchased a riders back rest for an Indian Vintage, but sold it with the back rest. Did not want to spent almost $500 for another one.... Along comes Grasshopper.... Woo hoo. not exactly the say material as the Indian one, BUT how can tell and who cares?? Works great..