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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 2013, 8:42 pm Thread Starter
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Question Back Rest 2002 K1200rs

Anyone have any info on the Pirates Lair Backrest ? The customer reviews are good but over an hour to install ? Any info would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 17th, 2013, 11:21 pm
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Pirate backrest

Bubsyboy:

It's not a big deal. You just take off the rear rack ,and install a plate underneath which allows the rear arm to slide in. Once that piece is on, it's all good.

Umm, I have one here ,and I'm thinking of selling it. I'm about to purchase a topcase which means my rear rack has to be removed. Permanently.

Let me know if you're interested. It's in mint condition.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 2013, 8:58 pm
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excellent backrest, easy to install and EASY to remove when not needed

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2013, 7:26 am
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My wife won't ride without it on. It was easy to install and use. My only complaint is that there are 2 holes in the slide toadjust how far forward and back the seat it. In the forward position the slide pushes into the seat cushion of a GT seat and I am afraid it will cut into the cover and only use the far rear setting.

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Good point

If you're handy with a drill, you can try to find a bit for metal (the slider is aluminium) that has a taper on it like the other holes.

Pick your spot and you're away to the races.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 2013, 5:27 pm
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If you're handy with a drill, you can try to find a bit for metal (the slider is aluminium) that has a taper on it like the other holes.

Pick your spot and you're away to the races.
Not quite that simple. The holes are threaded and I don't have a machine shop in my garage. Probably, wouldn't cost much. Unless, I had BMW do it, then it would be 1 quazillion dollars!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2013, 5:27 pm
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I just bought one off a member. It's a little complex, but no more than about 20 mins max.
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