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Smooth Style Adjustable Rider Backrest

Part Number 52501-09A

Finish / Color:  Black

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Add support for the long haul. With one quick pull from the integrated gas spring, you can instantly adjust the riding position through a 30-degree range.

  • Smooth style
  • Features a sleek shape that provides full lower back support without pushing the rider forward
  • Pull knob-activated, 5-position 1.5" height adjustment
  • Can be easily removed, and folds down to allow easier passenger mounting
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Fits '97-later Touring and Trike models equipped with many one-piece slotted seats. This rider backrest may not look appropriate on select Original Equipment, CVO™ and accessory seats that are styled with a low-profile look. Installation requires separate purchase of model-specific Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit.

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  • Rider Position
    Rider
  • Adjustable
    Yes
  • Material Content
    Vinyl
  • Material Width
    11.60 Inch
  • Material Height
    7.0 Inch
  • Warranty
    1 year limited warranty - See Customer Service section for details
  • Sold in Unit
    Each
  • In The Box
    Backrest pad only
  • Sold Separately
    Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great addition for the long rides I asked my brother-in-law what he recommends for the bike and this was one of the options he suggested especially for longer rides. It takes the strin off your lower back on rides. December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really Helps, Love the Adjustability Installed this with an adjustable mount also. I have lower back issues and this solved much of my back pain. It's comfortable, pivots on the mount, and I can adjust up and down of course and forward and back with the mounting bracket I purchased. Makes riding a lot more comfortable and enjoyable. October 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Back saver, especially on a trike I have really enjoyed having a backrest, even though I didn't think I would need one. Bought at the suggestion of my wife, because I take my special needs child on rides with me. When adjusted back, it makes her more secure in the rear seat. Using it riding solo, it has been a real back saver for me, as riding a trike on curvy roads uses lower back muscles to steer. The support is a huge help. October 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Nice Matches the stock seats on my 2014 Ultra Classic very nicely. August 7, 2015
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I Ride: 2012 Ultra Limited
How I Ride: Local - Solo
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Hi Stewie,

You will need P/N 52596-09A for the Smooth Rider Backrest.

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Just installed a Tallboy seat on a 2014 Ultra Limited. Will this primary rider backrest work? I see a slot on the tallboy, assuming for a backrest, but didn't want to order without knowing for sure.
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I Ride: 2014 Ultra Limited
How I Ride: Touring - With Passenger
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Hi Bman598,

No, this Smooth Rider Backrest will not fit the Tallboy Seat because the Tallboy Seat is not compatible with Adjustable Rider Backrest Kits. The Tallboy Seat for a 2014 FLHTK is compatible with Rider Backrest P/N 52914-09A (or P/N 52900-09A) and Rider Backrest Mounting Kit P/N 52589-09A.

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Looking for a good backrest for my new FreeWheeler. Will this fit?
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August 7, 2015
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Indio, CA
I Ride: RoadGlide
How I Ride: Local - Solo
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Hi Slyguy42,

Currently, Harley-Davidson does not offer a Rider Backrest compatible with the 2015 FLRT. If you would like to see Harley-Davidson make a Rider Backrest for the Freewheeler, the best way to get your idea heard is to:

Go to www.h-d.com > Contact Us > IDEAS FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY > Idea Submission Instructions

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Will the non-adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit(Part Number: 52587-09) work with this backrest ?
July 30, 2014
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Hey Pitarobb! That one will not work with the non adjustable mount kit. We do make an equivalent one for the non adjustable. Take a look at part numbers 52900-09A (leather) or 52914-09A (vinyl).
 
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