Yamaha 650 Backrest Installation Instructions
1. Remove passenger seat
2. Remove one or two bolts holding driver seat down
3. Place supplied bracket over existing holes and reinstall
4. Reinstall passenger seat (may be tight at first)
5. Slide backrest into the installed bracket (if upright is loose place a wrap of electrical tape around the tongue and reinsert)
I purchased a backrest for my Yamaha VStar 650. Fit perfectly! Can't wait to try it out this next weekend! Was very comfortable just sitting still after I installed it. It was a fluke that I came upon the Grasshopper Website as I had been trying desperately to find a drivers backrest. I am grateful to have located you! Have been letting others know.
This is the second Grass Hopper backrest I've purchased, the first was for a HD Heritage. The unit is well put together. It arrived one day ahead of when it was originally scheduled to. I've removed the rear seat and the bracket mounts to the forward rear seat bracket location. Installation was quick and easy; remove then reinstall two screws. The backrest then just slides into the mount. Its taken more time to write this review than it took to install the backrest. The reason for 4 stars rather than 5; I let my 6'3" 300 lbs friend try it out. His weight caused the mounting bracket to bend backwards. I've had to bend the piece back forward. Obviously, my friend won't be riding the bike again, with the backrest installed.
so first off the backrest is great. My bike is a 03 vstar 650 classic. The backrest is very comfortable. The bracket has 3 hole drilled into it.. for the classic model it will use the center hole from the back of the driver seat. Yes you have to take off the passenger seat to get to the bolt. The 2 outer bolts are for the custom model. I did however have to get a drill bit and widden the hole for the bolt to go through. But was nothing. 30 second job. Spent more time looking for the drill bit than anything. Once its bolted up. Just install the back seat and your done. Took less than 5 min. It looks great and feels even better. Go ahead and spend the extra 20 bucks for this one over the one from Amazon. I returned that one immediately. It doesnt fit with the back seat this one fits perfect and since its removable its a no brainer. Plus made in America you cant beat it and for grasshopper limited. You have earned yourself a loyal customer for my next bigger bike. Thank you