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Product Description

Kawasaki 1600 Nomad Vulcan Installation Instructions


1. Remove passenger seat
2. Remove the bolt that holds down the rear of drivers’ seat
3. Place supplied bracket over existing hole and reinstall bolt
4. Reinstall passenger seat(may be tight at first)
5. Slide backrest into the hidden bracket
(if upright is loose put one piece of electrical tape around tongue and reinstall)

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  1. Really looks nice!!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jul 2017

    We needed a backrest badly and this one fit the bill!!! It looks like it has always been on the bike. The pocket holds a phone so we can GPS is needed!

  2. Easy installation and fast delivery 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th May 2017

    Product as shown.
    Very easy to install.
    Fast delivery.
    Very happy with the backrest.

  3. excellent product for the money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Apr 2017

    I've been lookin for a drivers backrest for a while now, and while there are other options out there, they are very expensive. The grasshopper backrest is a great bang for your buck. Installation is literally 2 minutes, only one screw. So far, it feels solid and well made. I love the fact that it goes on and off in the blink of an eye. I'm 5'8", and I find that it sits me about 2 inches closer. For under $100, this is a great addition to make the miles more comfortable.

  4. Liking it. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Oct 2016

    So far so good. Shipping was quick, install took minutes and the first few rides have been good. Looking forward to many more.

  5. Vulcan Nomad Riders backrest 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Aug 2015

    Easy to install and so comfortable, why did I not try this before. Great Product.

  6. Easy to Install & Comfortable 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jun 2015

    Easy to Install & Comfortable. No complaints and recommend it to anyone wanting a driver's back rest.

  7. BACKSAVER 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Apr 2015


  8. back rest 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th May 2014

    ordered the product on a Saturday night and received it on friday. haven't tried ityet. Install took a whole 5 min. seems like it is well made for the price

  9. First impression 4.5 stars 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Jun 2013

    I just got mine this week and have only used it once going back and forth to work about 50 miles. I am leaving this weekend for a 2500 mile trip so the real test is yet to come.

    Took 5 business days to arrive, ordered on Thursday morning and it arrived USPS on the following Wednesday.

    Super easy to install and so far pretty comfortable. I also feel the cost was really reasonable for the product.

    I do wish it were a tad more rigid when resting against it, but, with how it installs, I do not think there would be any way to resolve that issue. (I am also 6'3" 240lbs)

    This product looks nice, my only reservation is that it is stapled together on the underside and not stitched like the rest of it. You cannot see the them when installed and they will probably hold up just fine.

    Overall seems like a great product and I would recommend. After my trip, if I feel differently I will re-review.

  10. Should have done this sooner. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2013

    I had been thinking about getting a drivers backrest for a few years and always remember to look into it just before my week long bike trip when it's too late. This year I ordered it while there was still snow on the ground. The installation was simple and I'll have to check if the bracket remains tightly fastened to the fender, but I sat on it and I think I'm going to love this thing. I gave it 5 stars because the quality and feel were a bargin at $99, so even without using it for a long ride yet, I think it's a great product. If my opinion changes after using it more, I will update.

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