Comfort Stitch Adjustable Rider Backrest Kit

Part Number 52423-09A


Finish / Color: Black



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.

  • Comfort Stitch 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

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™ seats 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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  • Model
  • Rider Position

  • Adjustable

  • Material Content

  • Material Width

    11.60 Inch
  • Material Height

    7.0 Inch
  • Warranty

    1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    Backrest pad only
  • Sold Separately

    Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit
Comfort Stitch Rider Backrest Kit is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor design makes it unusable The backrest has the wrong angle to the support bar. As designed it pushes you out of the pocket of the seat which makes for a very uncomfortable ride at fully "leaned back" position. The fact that it is at 90 degrees at fully reclined is only second to this forced movement forward in the seat. The only adjustment from this position is FORWARD, making it not only even more uncomfortable but pretty much impossible to ride. Easy fix. Hit it a few times with an 8 lb sledge to bend the bracket (of the seat, not the mount) about 10-15 degrees. This puts the backrest exactly where it should be, keeps you in the pocket, and allows for full usable adjustment. You should need to modify something that cost over $300 (including adjustable mount). But if you do, its an amazingly comfortable addition. If Harley would just ship them with the correct angle from the factory they would sell many more and it would be a 5 star product. Ultimately, one star easily fixed to a 5 star. Still recommend because of the ease of the fix.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best adjustable rider back rest IMHO this is the most comfortable adjustable long range touring back rest on the market. A little pricey with the full mounting hardware kit but well worth the investment. I was able to incorporate the the frame mounted adjustment switch behind my left side mid frame heat deflector. It hides the switch and is still easy to reach. One concern: this set up ( complete kit with backrest) will not work with the HD Tall Boy seat , found that out the hard way.
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have For Touring Riding is much more comfortable with the adjustable backrest. The comfort stitch works well with the stock seat on my 2014 Tri Glide. Adjustable back positions has provided more comfort and eased my back pain on longer rides.
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfort After 2 - 3 hours of riding I used to have a back ache and pain between my shoulder since I put this on my Street Glide I have not had it any more.
Date published: 2015-03-14
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What mounting kit is need to have it adjustable?

2013 Road glide ultra FLTRU
Asked by: THNDR13
Hi THNDR13, In order to install this Comfort Stitch Rider Backrest Kit on a 2013 FLTRU, you would need Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit, P/N 52596-09A. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: FXS78
Date published: 2015-08-25

Which mounting brackets work with this backrest?

Asked by: Rick75
Hi Rick75, This backrest is for adjustable mount kit 52593-09A (97-08 Touring models). If you do not care to have an adjustable backrest, you can order the equivalent backrest pn 52572-09A with mount kit 52587-09 (88-08 Touring models). It saves you about 85.00 going this route. Thank you
Answered by: PeteHD
Date published: 2014-12-09
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