Smooth Vinyl Style Rider Backrest

    Part Number 52914-09A


    Finish / Color: Black




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    Add back support for long-haul riding comfort. Contoured backrest pad is shaped to provide full lower back support and the slim profile offers the passenger a few more inches of room.

    • Smooth vinyl style
    • Contoured backrest pad provides full lower back support
    • Added support will not push the rider forward
    • Angle can be adjusted for maximum comfort
    • Adjustable support bracket (sold separately) has 4 mounting locations to accommodate different seats and riding positions


    • Rider Position

    • Adjustable

    • Material Content

    • Material Width

      11.75 Inch
    • Material Height

      7.0 Inch
    • Warranty

      1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
    • Sold in Unit

    • In The Box

      Backrest pad only
    • Sold Separately

      Model-specific Rider Backrest Mounting Kit


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    Fits '88-later Touring and Trike models equipped with one-piece slotted seat. Installation requires separate purchase of model-specific Rider Backrest Mounting Kit.

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    Smooth Vinyl Style Rider Backrest is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorite accessories I could not do the road trips I do without this backrest. From what I see in the other reviews the large people are having problems with it. I'm not a huge guy so maybe that's the difference. The backrest is made well and will last a long time. This isn't my first one. The last one lasted the whole 15 years I had the bike. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
    Date published: 2018-02-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not awful, but not great. This style of backrest doesn't necessarily "push the rider forward" as others have commented, but it does absolutely restrict the rider to a very straight upright position. You cannot lean back at all, and after a while it can seem like the backrest is pressing into your back. This is almost as uncomfortable as not having a backrest at all. I'm 6'2" so that may have something to do with it. I've tried all three height options, and I feel maybe the middle one is the most comfortable (or least uncomfortable). The screw in the back to adjust the angle of the bike is worthless, it doesn't change a thing. I don't know if mine is just defective, or if none of these screws actually have any effect on the backrest angle. Also, the spring isn't secured in place, so it's possible for it to come out and get lost. The backrest does fold forward when it's in place, so it's a bit easier for tall guys like me to throw a leg over the saddle without any acrobatic moves. Despite the 3 stars, I'll recommend the backrest, because if you need one, you don't really have too many choices. If you're not as tall as me, it may be a perfect fit.
    Date published: 2018-01-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pushed Forward I'm 6'2", bought this backrest and a tall boy seat. The back rest is of good quality, installation using the non-adjustable mount was easy but there is no adjustment that allows me to sit comfortably. I have read other reviews, some had no problems so I took the chance. I would caution anyone who is my height or taller, and who is already feeling cramped, this backrest will only add to that feeling. I was pushed nearly onto the tank. Rode about 30 miles, took if off and put it in the saddlebags.
    Date published: 2017-02-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me After trying all possible positions with the mounting bracket, I did not find a enjoyable, comfortable setting. The furthest back setting made the backrest pad too high, also less room for my wife, and the closest one lowered the pad but it pushes you to far into the gas tank. Just couldn't find a sweet spot. Like an earlier review, the screw adjustment only adjusts the lean angle of the pad. Not for me, maybe one day if I get back pain but for now I'll do with out it.
    Date published: 2016-07-11
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    Q & A

    rider back rest parts

    i borrowed my friends ultra and removed his back rest. i lost the spring between the legs of it. i test rode his before buying my 2016. is the spring available separately ?
    Asked by: wrightstuff
    Click on "More Info" tab. It shows you the installation instructions which has the Harley part number for the replacement spring! Im gonna try Lowes or Home Depot first!
    Answered by: Keif
    Date published: 2016-10-31

    Is this the proper backrest to use with the Tallboy seat on the 2015 Tr-Glide?

    What mounting kit is recommended to use this backrest with the 2015 Tri-Glide Tallboy seat?
    Asked by: TallMark
    Hi TallMark. The rider backrest mounting kit for this backrest doesn't fit the Tri Glide. And the adjustable rider backrest mounting kit that does fit the Tri Glide, doesn't fit the Tallboy seat. So, unfortunately, you won't be able to mount a rider's backrest to your '15 FLHTCUTG.
    Answered by: Rockstar883
    Date published: 2015-11-09

    Is this supposed to stand upright by itself?

    There is a spring in this backrest. I thought that was to make the rest spring back to the upright position after I throw my leg over it. This backrest doesn't do that. It remains bent over and I have to push it upright. Is this normal?
    Asked by: hansghaffari
    Seeing is that it's spring loaded, it should pop back up. If you need to physically pull it up, there's an issue there. Check in with your local dealer to see if it can be fixed or if it needs to be warrantied.
    Answered by: RockyXL883
    Date published: 2014-10-17
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