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2018 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Installation Instructions

1. Remove passenger seat exposing two knurled nuts
2. Remove nuts and place supplied bracket over existing studs
3. Reinstall nuts (you may have to pull up on studs if they slip down)
4. Put passenger seat back on.
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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Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Classic 2018 Driver Back Rest (07:24)
Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Classic 2018 Driver Back Rest Fitting
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  1. Heritage Softail Classic Backrest 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jun 2019

    Found your website about 2 weeks ago and told my friend about it. He bought the backrest for his 2018 Heritage Softail Classic and loves it. I just bought a 2019 Heritage and also bought one. Installation was simple, looks and feels great and just took my first ride with it. Very comfortable, great product, great price.

  2. Backrest for my Softail Deluxe 2014 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Nov 2018

    The backrest is very was to install, took me 5 minutes, everything matched, looks very nice, good quality of the leather and the increase of comfort is just phenomenal. The price is very attractive comparing with other products.

  3. Improves riding comfort 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2018

    I installed this backrest on my 2018 Heritage and am very pleased. It came quickly and was easy to install, but I recommend watching the video on their website first. Seems like a well made product with no flaws. Cannot comment on how it will hold up over time.

    My initial impression was that it made me sit up straighter and was an inch or two more forward in the saddle. This took some getting used to. But the lumbar support making me sit straighter has made a noticeable difference in overall fatigue and comfort. I was previously getting some upper back and shoulder discomfort after a half hour - that is gone since installing the grasshopper seat even on a long 200 miler last weekend. I can lean back and put my feet up on the mustache crash bar I had installed. Also, I like riding without the windshield and the back support makes that really comfortable.

    There is not a lot of room between the backrest and the sissybar/backrest I have, at least not enough for an average adult passenger. You can just take the backrest off but I can feel the receptacle at the belt line, although it is not all that annoying. Nonetheless, I think I will take the receiver off when adjusting the underseat preload the next time I have a passenger.

    Last caveat, having the back support makes quick accelerations a lot more comfortable, so you might find yourself riding faster than you used to!

  4. Verdict Pending 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Sep 2018

    First, the ordering shipping process was smooth and seamless. I ordered my backrest on a Monday and it was delivered on Thursday.

    Second, installation was easy despite there being no real instructions. I just reviewed one of the You Tube videos and installed it in less than 10 minutes.

    Third, I thought the price was very reasonable.

    Finally, and the reason for the 3 star rating and the "verdict pending" is that the seat pushes me too far forward. I'm tall - 5'10" with a 32" inseam. I find myself sitting far forward on the stock seat which is very uncomfortable. I put on about 300 miles over the weekend and it just did not get any better.

    I am going to try to make some adjustments to the seat and the backrest to see if I can resolve this problem. If not, I will have to return the backrest.

  5. Perfect Solution 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Aug 2018

    Had a Mustang seat with backrest but the seat sat me back too far.
    Got a Harley Sundowner solo seat and the Grasshopper backrest.
    It is PERFECT

  6. Backrest for 2018 Heritage Classic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2018

    5 minute install, works great!

  7. outstanding 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Jun 2018

    Cant say how pleased i am with the backrest. 5 minute install. Very comfortable. High quality. So happy i stumbled upon your website.

  8. Great backrest. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th May 2018

    I just installed the backrest I purchased from Grasshopper. Installation was easy, I had it installed in 5 minutes. Fit and finish was great. The only suggestion I would have is that you make it more adjustable. It would be nice if the height and forward position could be fine tuned.

  9. Good 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jan 2018

    The Backrest looks good and installs very easily. The construction and material appears to be good. Kinda feel the pocket should be standard for the price and not an costly option.