Yamaha 1600/1700 Roadstar Installation Instructions
1. Remove passenger seat
2. Loosen two rear bolts on passenger mounting bracket
3. Remove front bolt on passenger mounting bracket
4. Place supplied bracket under existing bracket and reinstall bolt
5. Reinstall passenger seat (may be a tight fit)
6. Slide backrest into bracket Ride Safe!
(If backrest is loose simply wrap a piece of electrical tape around the tongue)
Posted by JYD on 25th Sep 2015
this is my second backrest.lost the fist one on the road last month.my fault,was in a hurry and didn`t secure it in the holder.this one fits into the holder better,no need for tape but it sits too high above the driver seat.I had to cut 1 inch off the end and move the mounting bracket closer to the drivers seat.after a little grinding and filing to smooth out the edges and a coat of black paint it was all good.
Posted by Bill Kline on 20th Jul 2014
For $105 this is a pretty good deal. Sure better than the alternatives at more than twice the cost. I have used it just a little bit so far, but I like it so far. I will know more after a 200 mile trip; but it has got to help with butt/back fatigue. For me I had to bend the support forward a bit - it was too far back for my comfort. It seems perfect for me now. It was easy to bend in a large vise. It looks nice and matched the studded seats well on my RS Silverado. They shipped it fast to me. All considered I am please with my purchase.
PS: gave it 4 stars because it is not as nice as the $250+ backrests; so I could not honestly say it is the best ever. But is it well worth what it cost from these folks.
Posted by Scott Hagen on 16th Jun 2014
I purchased my backrest in May 2014 and just finished a 2 week trip of 17 states & 3244 miles. I LOVE the backrest. easy to install and worked great throughout the trip.
Posted by Ron on 6th Jun 2013
The backrest arrived and was exactly as advertised. It was a 10 minute install and fit perfect. A short test ride and the backrest was very comfortable. I'm looking forward to a 2 week motorcycle trip this month. The backrest will make the 4000 mile trip a lot more enjoyable.
Daughter is now ordering one for her bike
Posted by M.B. on 12th Dec 2012
It is as easy as they say to instal. Best value on the market.
Posted by Road*Dave on 22nd Oct 2012
Easy installation, works great.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd May 2012
Put the back rest on last night took about 15 minutes fits perfect. Tip ---take the passenger backrest off first makes it alot easier