Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Burlington, NC, USA
Russell Seat Rider Backrest Question
Howdy all. I received my new Russell seat yesterday. Went out to the garage this morning to install it. No instructions of any type are included with the seat. For the life of me I cannot figure out how to install the rider backrest. The steel tab that supposedly goes into the slot on the front of the passenger seat will only go in a short distance, .25"~ or so. After doing this, the rider seat will not go all the way down; without the backrest all is fine. I am going to try installing the backrest on the passenger seat first and try everything again and see what happens.
Oh, BTW; as much as I dislike Mr. Mike Corbin and his BMW seats he does include the 'male' BMW heated seat wiring connectors making for a very easy 'plug and play' installation. Russell does not do this, making for a PITA electrical installation-shame on Russell for not doing so and charging a high price for their seats. I only hope the intended 'comfort' factor with the Russell is as I expect!!
Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
Bruce Harris, Jr.
Burlington, NC USA
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