Yamaha Raider Installation Instructions
1. Remove drivers seat
2. Remove the bolts that hold down the passenger seat
3. Flip passenger seat over and remove nuts holding hand strap and hold hand strap out of way.
4. Install new bracket over existing bracket reinstall hand strap and nuts.
5. Reinstall passenger seat slide backrest into sleeve.
I will give the backrest a solid 4 star only because of the thickness of the metal attached to the backrest. It tends to bend a little and needs to be slightly thicker.
This is my 3rd Grasshopper backrest and all 3 have served the purpose positively.
Okay, this thing is so sweet. I can't believe it is only $100 bucks! Quality construction and so easy to install. One socket wrench and one socket. These guys ship very very quick, too. Really appreciate getting this thing before weekend. I can already tell it is going to work great. Fits perfectly in my back. Was afraid it wasn't going to be far forward enough, but it is. I have a stock Raider and this thing went right on.
Okay, now the downside. You have to install it so that initially the backrest is angled down too far. If you install the receiver the other way, you can't get enough thread to start the nuts back on. To fix this, I bent the angle bracket into proper position. Not very hard to do, but thought I would mention this as it will help you install. I simply put the receiver on the backrest so I could get some leverage, put the backrest on the ground and just leaned my weight into until it bent.
Second, it appears to be single stitched and probably could be better. I guess for a hundred bucks it is definitely a 5 star no doubt. But, I'm sure if i bought a backrest for $350 dollars from Yamaha, I would probably notice the difference.