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This Made in USA Utopia Backrest is the Original High Quality In Seat Style Backrest designed for and fits any year GL1800 Goldwing motorcycle, including the heated seat version and the 2012 - 2014 GL1800. This is the new version of the backrest and is made with non-dimpled material.
Utopia is the Driver backrest that becomes a part of your seat. No bars in the way of drivers hips and legs or passengers legs. Folds forward to ease passenger getting On or Off and adds to safety by getting out of the way in sudden stops. Includes up and down height adjustment, as well as driver seating position, back and forth, to help driver sit upright to avoid slouching--a big factor in driver fatigue.
Backrest pivots at top of bar as you lean against it so no uncomfortable edges dig into your back. Well padded, but only 1-1/2 thick which takes up less seating room than most other backrests. All Top Bars are finished in a Beautiful Black Powder Coat. Comes with handy pouch with strap to convert to shoulder bag. Fits all GL1800 Gold Wings.
I did read a lot of reviews before buying one. I did get nervous when it came to cutting my seat, but I measured, re-measured, and measured again. I re-read the instructions several times and made the cut. No problem what so ever. This is the best addition I have made to my 2010 wing. It should have come with this from the factory. I have nearly 4 years on it and have had no problems.
As with other reviewers, I was anxious about the installation process. Cutting into the seat was not something I was confident about but the results are worth the effort. Have ridden for many years with no backrest and didn't realize how much comfort it could provide.
I have been dealing with lower back problems for two years after taking a nice soil sample and dirt nap on my KTM 300. Really only a problem after about five hours in the saddle on my wing. This backrest has changed everything. Quit worrying about making the cut on your seat. Just do it.
Probably the best thing I've done for my bike and my back! I was a little worried about cutting the seat, but it was no problem at all. Great product, easy installation, fully adjustable (forward and back as well as up and down.) Makes long distance riding much more enjoyable.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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