Wingleader backrest


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toanogreen
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Wingleader backrest

Postby toanogreen » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:15 pm



My buddy just bought a bike with a Wingleader driver backrest. Looks great, feels great. One problem; how does he adjust it? We can see the different slots, and it rotates up and down just fine. He wants to move it to the back slot because he needs the room (he's fairly tall).



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Re: Wingleader backrest

Postby Happytrails » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:44 pm

I've been looking for one for awhile but I think what you do is remove the big cotterpin and washer and then move it to the diamond slot you want.
1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
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toanogreen
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Re: Wingleader backrest

Postby toanogreen » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:40 pm

ok. I saw the pin and that makes sense. BTW there was one on ebay.

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Re: Wingleader backrest

Postby Happytrails » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:19 am

I think I may have seen that one. It looked like it was missing the big cotter pin and washer. And the backrest looked kind of ragged. Thats pretty much all I've been seeing on ebay when they show up. I saw a NOS backrest on there and they were asking $250!! But it was missing the actual backrest cushion. I have a nice markland that I use now. Its very nice but I do like the wingleader backrests. I have the brackets for the wingleader just not the actual backrest. So whoever the PO was he did have it on the bike at one time along with a set of armrests I haven't bothers to reinstall yet. Maybe one day I'll come across a decent wingleader backrest someplace.


1991 GL1500 SE Anniversary Edition
Sun Flare Gold Metallic
Vallant Brown Inset


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