Could not be happier with this backrest. EVERYTHING riders say it is. Wingstuff shipped in no time. Great company to purchase from.
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.
I just finished a 6K round trip ride that started in Dayton, OH and went to Seattle, WA. My friend's and I did this trip in under 9 days and if it hadn't been for this back rest I am sure that my back would have paid for it.
I sat on a lot of seats with different backrests and settled on this one. I read all the reviews and so many of them had negative comments on the backrests with the rails on the side, saying they were uncomfortable for the passenger. I will admit to being skittish about cutting my seat to install this product but there was nothing to it, after you get started. And the difference it has made in longer trips has been nothing short of phenomenal!!
Great price for this back rest, Wingstuff was $30.00 less than my local dealer.
After getting over the shock of having to cut my seat the job was done in 30 minutes. It took longer to reinstall the seat than it did to put the the back rest on. Looks good and feels great against my back.
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.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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