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post #1 of 7 Old Dec 22nd, 2006, 6:05 pm Thread Starter
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Bakup seems too far back -- Any ideas?

I installed my Bakup back rest yesterday, and took the bike out for a spin today.

[Boy, was my wife P.O.'ed. I have a bad sinus infection and am supposed to be home resting. Must ride motorcycle. Must ride. Must. . . ]

The Bakup sits just a bit too far back for me. If I lean all the way back to rest against it, I have to stretch to reach the handlebars. Not good.

Anyone know of a way to adjust/modify Bakup to place the pad an inch (maybe two) further forward, without interfering with the ability to easily move it out of the way to lift the rider seat?

Thanks in advance. . .

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raise the sleeve that covers the vertical post. Adjust the set screw out.



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Yes! Just lift the black sleeve and you will find an adjusting screw. Turn it counter-clockwise and the backrest will be pushed forward.
Ride the bike to test and repeat as needed! We won't tell the boss!

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raise the sleeve that covers the vertical post. Adjust the set screw out.
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Thank you both.

That was easy enough, and it did the trick. I even got in a scoot around the block before the boss knew I was gone. Could never have done THAT on my Harley!

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I found that sometimes the set screw would move and mess up my preferred adjustment. So I added a piece of grip tape on the flat portion of the bracket where the head of the set screw sits to keep it from turning on its own. I also wrapped a piece of grip tape around the head of the screw so that I can reach it while riding to make minor adjustments. But I found that once it is set right, there's rarely a need to make further adjustments.

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