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I'm no mechanic, but just installed the Utopia Driver Backrest. Used the instructions of Steve's Biker Workshop page (and the video) and it was a snap.

Thanks. If I can do this, anyone can.

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andy1800 wrote:
What video is this? Elder girl is buying me a Utopia for Christmas and I'm coming all over with cold shivers at the thoughts of fitting it.
Andy, I have fitted one to mine less than two moths ago, you are more than welcome to come over and fit yours here, or I don't mind coming to you and helping you take a carving knife to your seat. Trust me it is painless!!:goofygrin:
 

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have to say while i love the utopia back rest on my seat I have brought a replacement seat - having cut the seat and installed the backrest the fact my seat now has a hole in it hasnt sat right since i cut the bloody thing. Going over to the Washington DC next week and have manged to buy a newish one off ebay for a $149.

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Phil wrote:
have to say while i love the utopia back rest on my seat I have brought a replacement seat - having cut the seat and installed the backrest the fact my seat now has a hole in it hasnt sat right since i cut the bloody thing. Going over to the Washington DC next week and have manged to buy a newish one off ebay for a $149.

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So what are you gonna do with the new one Phil, keep it for when you sell the bike, or swap it and get shot of the backrest one?
 

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hi mate the one with the backrest can go - daft aint it but i was having the jitters when i fitted the Utopia and I knew as soon as the knife went into the seat that i shouldnt have done it.

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Raz49

I also did the install on mine. Had a friend helping me and I couldn't get him to do the cut...LOL

I see you're in Lawrenceburg,TN...I'm down the road in St. Joseph.Maybe we can meet up and ride sometime.
 

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Phil wrote:
hi mate the one with the backrest can go - daft aint it but i was having the jitters when i fitted the Utopia and I knew as soon as the knife went into the seat that i shouldnt have done it.

phil
Well I am sorry that you regret the cutting, I am not worried about mine. The only draw back is that I don't get to nestle into my signifigant other half when she is on the back, so I wish I had ordered the quick release pin, so I could remove it when we are both on board.:(
 

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Thanks Wexman. I downloaded the video clip and it looks easier than I thought. Steves tips about lining up centre should make it hard to go wrong, its a really great clip even if the Irish accent is hard to follow. I can't find a donation link, if there is one please show me as its the least I should do for this help.
 

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Just send your cheque to me Andy!!!:clapper::dude::goofygrin:

Offer stands to help here if you need it.
 

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andy1800 wrote:
its a really great clip even if the Irish accent is hard to follow.
Hey :stumped: The wingnut has a lovely clear and distinct Kerry accent. :clapper:

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