Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe 08-UP Installation Instructions
1. Remove passenger seat exposing drivers seat mounting bolts.
2. Remove bolts and install supplied mounting bracket.
￼3. Reassemble seats.
5. Slide backrest into receiver and tighten set screw.
6. Ride Safe!!
Posted by Linda Ward on 23rd Apr 2017
This product is wonderful.it was a simple idea that means the world to me. I have a real bad back and without the back rest my riding get day was shorter and I hurt afterwards. It was so simple to install. Just could not believe the price the ease of installation and the comfort. Quality product for a fair price. I am a happy customer!
Posted by Unknown on 22nd May 2015
Nice to have a good product that works for stock Harley seats.
Posted by Jane on 21st May 2015
I just purchased a new Softail Deluxe and after the first ride I realized I needed my back rest. I also have an 07 Sportster with a mustang seat and backrest that I love. The deluxe seat is similar in shape as the mustang but I really rely on that back support. This was SO EASY to install, fits perfectly, looks great, and the price was fantastic. Thank You!
Posted by Manuel Martinez on 20th Dec 2014
Great product. Pros: When adjusted properly it really supports your lower back. Cons: bracket could be sturdier and the base wider. Set screw doesn't hold position and is starting to strip.
Posted by Deborah on 18th Sep 2014
I've searched for several years for the right solo rider backrest for my stock Deluxe seat. I'm 5'5 and a woman, meaning shorter torso, hence need a lower rest. HD, Kuryakyn and the others just don't work, and HD surprisingly doesn't match the Deluxe seat!
So I suddenly found GRASSHOPPER a few days before a several hundred mile ride. The backrest is simple and cute. Installation is this: unscrew seat bolts, put on bracket, rescrew seat bolts. That's it. It sits low, and a little far back, maybe by 1 inch, but my jacket takes up that slack. It's good for lower back support, and I struggle with lower back pain.
It moves a teeny little bit, but I think it's supposed to. I'm SO happy and relieved, and it has completely changed my ride. I got to test it last weekend over 600 miles. Also, GRASSHOPPER thoughtfully sent it overnight, even though I paid for 2-day. I look forward to more products. LOVE THIS ITEM!
Posted by Peggy on 15th Sep 2014
I absolutely love it. It will be a true test when I have a long ride.
Posted by nick polito on 29th Dec 2013
would like to see the base that attaches to fender a little wider
so as to distribute weight better
but all in all very satisfied with this product
just enough support on longer rides and the price can't be beat
like the looks of my deluxe seat and this backrest was a winner
keeping this stock look r
receiver bracket virtually hidden when backrest removed
simple on and off
Posted by Prairie HD on 30th Oct 2012
Nice to have a good product that works for stock Harley seats