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Installing HD Adjustable Rider Backrest Mount

Hi All, I ordered the HD Adjustable Backrest mount 52596-09A along with the smooth style backrest pad.

This will be used with the Harley Hammock Rider and Passenger Touring Seat.

I have read a few tutorials and watched some videos and it looks pretty straight forward. Any tricks or tips that I should be aware of? I have read some mixed reports of some saying the installation was a challenge and other's saying not bad at all. Thanks in advance.
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It is really very easy. Take your time and you won't have any troubles!
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I have the same exact set-up, it has moved three times on three different Road Glides since 2010. Just put it on my '18 CVO Road Glide this week. The directions are spot on. Just make sure you tape the inside slot of your seat or it will tear over time. Good luck, having ridden many long trips with this Hammock and adj backrest, you are going to enjoy it.

*Just thought about it. I'm 6'3", I had the backrest support cut (so that it will be further back) and welded to fit my hammock seat and me better.
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Thanks guys for the quick replies.

Sounds like it should be easy - I'll make sure to tape up where the backrest support rubs on the seat.

I'm only 5' 10" so I imagine it will be a bit forward. I'm looking forward to anything that helps keep me in the saddle longer without my back complaining too much!

Thanks again!
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Many of the reviewers on HD's website complain that the adjustable does not adjust back enough. Give a review once you install it. I've been afraid to but one due to the negative reviews.
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Many of the reviewers on HD's website complain that the adjustable does not adjust back enough. Give a review once you install it. I've been afraid to but one due to the negative reviews.
I sure will, I'll even take a couple of photos!
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Install is simple, as stated by others. My opinion is that my back rest does two things, 1) when normal riding, it is positioned to be a reminder of where I need to be if my posture is perfect. That does more to keep my back from getting sore on a long trip. 2) When I need to kick back for a while and put my feet up on the highway pegs, thatís when I really lean into the backrest, and it needs to be angled so it is best suited for that. I wouldnít ride without one, great accessory.
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Did this several years ago w my 13RGU. Very easy. Embarrassed to say this was the one time I confused inch lbs and foot lbs when I torqued (probably donít even need to do that). There IS a difference : )
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I have the same exact set-up, it has moved three times on three different Road Glides since 2010. Just put it on my '18 CVO Road Glide this week. The directions are spot on. Just make sure you tape the inside slot of your seat or it will tear over time. Good luck, having ridden many long trips with this Hammock and adj backrest, you are going to enjoy it.

*Just thought about it. I'm 6'3", I had the backrest support cut (so that it will be further back) and welded to fit my hammock seat and me better.
I'm reading these instructions and the only part that makes no sense is how to install the seat protector. Seems unnecessarily complicated. Where did you put it, in the slot toward the front of the bike, with the protector edge close to the top of the seat?


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I think it does go near the top but on the rear side of the whole, behind the mechanism.
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