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Proudtexson
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PostSubject: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest   Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:43 pm

I finally got my Grasshopper installed after a lot of engineering.

As you can see the bracket only had one hole so that was the first thing I had to correct.

After I drilled bracket to fit


bracket Installed


As you can see that back rest bracket was too long. where the bend is hit me right at my belt line. It was so far forward it pushed nearly up on the tank.




I had to straighten that first bend. I had to cut the bracket off almost to that bend.

After several cuts and fits And bends I finally got it cut down to where it is comfortable and rides good.
I think I will be satisfied with it now. I have a different seat than original but not a Mustang. I ordered it for a Mustang Seat . That is why it was too long
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smart
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PostSubject: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest    Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:56 pm

Thought there was a lot of work to fit it then at the end got the reason why for a different seat but at least you sorted it
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Proudtexson
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest   Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:09 pm

I probably should have said that at the first. I guess I should have sent it back but it works ok now.
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest   Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:45 pm

Good job, glad you sorted it to work for you. The best thing I ever did for comfort before installing the saddlemen profiler was to install a back rest. Makes such a difference, especially when under acceleration to help with comfort. General comfort is just so much better all around when a back rest is fitted at the right height and distance back.
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fat intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest   Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:15 pm

good job tex
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simbo
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest   Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:36 pm

Nice job Tex How about a photo of the Trike with the backrest fitted
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Sanddancer
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest   Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:38 pm

Well done Tex- good achievement!
My turn now....got mine delivered today and also does not fit (which I expected) Going to get some welding done on Monday and hopefully should look good also.
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Proudtexson
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PostSubject: Re: Redneck installation of grasshopper Back rest   Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:32 pm

I need to mention that to get it tight enough when I rode it the rubber mounted studs pulled out where the 2 mounting bolts are I had to make a piece of metal with matching holes underneath the fake fender. I didnt want it to burst the fiberglass out I put 2 hex bolts in it and tightened it down on the rubber that the studs were in. Going to make it harder to take seat off now but it is manageable. No step for a stepper. At least it is solid. I will get more pics when it warms up. Good luck on yours Sanddancer. Don't work get a bigger hammer.
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