The Revolution Driver Backrest

Kuryakyn

The Revolution Driver Backrest
Your Price
$341.99
MSRP:
$379.99
Item #:
KU8930
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341.99

Our most comfortable backrest available! Fully adjustable front to rear and up-down to get the exact position you desire all with the push of a button. Quick detach, simply rock it forward to release for easy storage in your tour trunk.

Low Profile for maximum passenger leg room and the included large passenger storage pouch is removable to take those necessity items with you (shoulder strap also included). Made from top quality materials featuring chrome and stainless steel throughout.

9 Member Reviews

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3/24/2015
Madrussian
Decatur, GA
10_stars
poor design

I ordered mine about 1.5 years ago. In about 6 months the backrest broke off. Wingstuff people took care of it and sent me a new one. (thank you). And the new one is just a piece of junk as well. One side of sliding assembly is refusing to move at all. I have taken it a part 3 times and lubed the hell out of it. It would work for a couple of weeks and then starts again. It turned rusty in couple of places and the glue that holds Velcro to the backrest is coming off.

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9/22/2014
biker manny
Miami, FL
40_stars
Back Rest - 3 out 5 rating

I purchased this Item to install on my new 2014 GL1800. I do quite long distance riding and the need for a back rest is a MUST. I had one in my previous GL1800 but from another manufacturer, which to install you need to modify the OEM seat. I didn't want to go through that task again so I purchased the one from Kuryakin. There are three CONs that I don't particularly liked with this item. One is that the backrest has like a pouch that is retained by adhesive backing. The pouch seemed to be falling as the adhesive melts or softens in hot days. Living in Florida this is an issue. Second all the braket screws that holds the backrest to the bracket has exhibited a brown discoloration, like rust. This is visible as it has a high contrast to Chrome. Finally, the bracket arms holding the backrest are too wide or big that is uncomfortable to the passenger; specially if it is a female. All in all, I gave this item a 3 out of 5 for functionality. It does what I bought it for; to support my back. I would rated lower for appearance and quality.

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9/22/2014
biker manny
Miami, FL
40_stars
Back Rest

I purchased this Item to install on my new 2014 GL1800. I do quite long distance riding and the need for a back rest is a MUST. I had one in my previous GL1800 but from another manufacturer, which to install you need to modify the OEM seat. I didn't want to go through that task again so I purchased the one from Kuryakin. There are three CONs that I don't particularly liked with this item. One is that the backrest has like a pouch that is retained by adhesive backing. The pouch seemed to be falling as the adhesive melts or softens in hot days. Living in Florida this is an issue. Second all the braket screws that holds the backrest to the bracket has exhibited a brown discoloration, like rust. This is visible as it has a high contrast to Chrome. Finally, the bracket arms holding the backrest are too wide or big that is uncomfortable to the passenger; specially if it is a female. All in all, I gave this item a 3 out of 5 for functionality. It does what I bought it for; to support my back. I would rated lower for appearance and quality.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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6/24/2014
crcobra
Aurora, CO
50_stars
Very Nice!

Can sit in the saddle longer without shoulder burning. Made a huge difference in comfort. If you have back problems this will help.

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1/3/2014
Scrape
Kapiti Coast, NZ
50_stars
Goodbye to my aching back .......

As other reviewers have said, it is ridiculously easy to install. It also looks OEM (I.e. It looks like the bike came out of the factory with the backrest already fitted). Well done Kuryakyn. I did a lot of research before buying this backrest because it's not cheap. It is fully adjustable to just how you want it - forward & back, up & down, and tilt. I am very satisfied. I have had a similar Kuryakyn backrest on my Honda VTX1300 for many years now and love it. This will be no different. Please note though that my wife only gave it 4 stars from a back seat perspective because her legs touch the chrome support. Not a biggie though.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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