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Product Description


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)

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  1. backrest 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2017

    Really like the backrest. First one I've had after over 30 years of riding. Seems to be good quality. Really easy installation. Ordered on a Monday night and emailed on Wednesday to check status of order. Went out on Friday. other than that, pleased with it

  2. Well worth the price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st May 2017

    We ordered the studded backrest for our 2017 Indian Springfield. We didn't want to spend an additional 500.00 for the Indian brand right now. After reading reviews, we ordered one. It looks great and is well worth the money! And super fast delivery!

  3. 2015 Indian cheiftain 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2017

    Wish it had height adjustment.Quality is good.

  4. very comfortable. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2017

    A great alternative to the factory unit and a much more affordable price. Easy instal and looks great.

  5. Nice Product 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  6. SWEEEET!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2017

    This driver backrest is just fantastic,quality and craftsmanship at its finest! Well worth the money,Thanks

  7. AWESOME 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Dec 2016


  8. just too great 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  9. 2016 Indian Springfield, Good fit 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  10. Excellent Indian Chieftain Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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