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Proudly Made in USA, The 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 - 2016 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. Hand made in USA, fits all GL1800 Gold Wings.
These backrests are a great add on to a Goldwing. The quality seems very good, but the instructions are something you may find from a foreign made item except the words are correctly spelled. I followed the install directions exactly. Although I was concerned that my 2008 GL1800 Goldwing seat didn't look exactly like the one in the instructions or like in any video instructions I could find. Yes it does have a factory Honda seat, sticker is still on bottom. After cutting hole in seat I found that the inside seat bar had too much bend to fit my seat, I had to straighten the bar in a vise and then it fit great. So beware if this scares you. I haven't put many miles on it yet but will update review after a few weeks of use.
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