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Looking to buy a driver back rest for my 2015 1800 that mounts to side of seat, i don't want to cut my oem seat to install under seat mount
 

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I know you said you wanted the external mount backrest but if you have have a passenger, the bars on the sides of the seat may be uncomfortable for the passenger. I had one of those in my 2004 and my wife hated it.
Cutting the seat is no big deal. Just follow the instructions.Once done you won't even notice it. Replaced it with the Utopia on the 2004 and now have one on my 2012.
 

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Piaggio MP3, was 02 GL1800
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I have had two 1500s with those son a bit*hing side mounted swivel over back rests, and the passengers hated them almost as much as I do.... they are always in the way.

Scrapped both of them, and bought Utopia Backrests, the ONLY way to go.

Just take your time, study the Instructions, and once it is mounted, you will never see the cut made in the seat.






Utopia has at least two version of the support.
1) will slide up and out, so it is not there at all.

2) folds over forward to make it easy to get on the bike, this is the one I chose.
 
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