88' GW backrest


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gordonv
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88' GW backrest

Postby gordonv » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:28 pm



Will a backrest from another year GW work on a 88'?

I have found an advertised 98'-00' GW backrest.

I know the shape/style is different than my 88', but will it mount in the same way? I think so, but since the item is in a different city (even country), I have no way of trying it first.



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Re: 88' GW backrest

Postby redial » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:36 pm

Bump. Perhaps no one has had a similar experience of replacing the backrest, and that is why there is silence on this subject.
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Re: 88' GW backrest

Postby gordonv » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:23 pm

I would agree.

I found one in the State over from me, and I will be in that town the end of this month, but it will be the Sun/Mon that they are closed. I was thinking of bringing my backrest with me, and compare the backs of them.

I'll post what I find.

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Re: 88' GW backrest

Postby bstig60 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:39 am

I don't use one, but I think the hook ups are the same. I believe they bolt to the front seat bolts do they not???
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Re: 88' GW backrest

Postby gordonv » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:11 pm

I should have added, passenger back rest, not the drivers.

Since all the trunks look the same, I can't see them mounting differently through the years.




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