Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit

Part Number 52596-09A


Finish / Color: Black



A necessary addition when adding an adjustable rider backrest to your Touring model.

  • Kit includes mounting bracket, adjustable handle and all required installation hardware

Required to install Adjustable Rider Backrest on '09-later Touring models. Does not fit Trike models.

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  • Model
  • Rider Position

  • Mounting Style

  • Adjustable

  • Warranty

    1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Quick Install

  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    Mounting bracket, mounting base, handle, and necessary installation hardware
Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Kit is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from failed product I loved this item however the gas spring lock failed in less than two years. No replacement parts available, have to buy another complete kit. I wish you could buy parts for kits. They still make them even if they update the design,we as customers should be allowed to purchase piece parts.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product poor instructions. As others have stated, the instructions are wrong. you would think for the money you pay for these products that they could give correct directions. Seat worked as stated.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good addition for long rides. Easy to install on bike. Most needed when riding long distance. Used with the adjustable backrest really helps to contour to your back. Best fit for different size of riders. The one thing I didn't like was it makes it a little hard to get on bike, when on hillside.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backrest for 2016 FLHR The backrest really helps in the way I like to ride. It makes my long trips much more pleasant.
Date published: 2017-05-12
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Will this unit work with an HD tallboy seat?

Asked by: Wolfmanmb

can the back rest be fixed to have more rear adjustment?

I bought this for my 2017 street glide special. it doesn't have enough rearward adjustment for me. I am 6' tall and this mount sets me to far forward. is there a different set post available to get more reward adjustment?
Asked by: RCollins
Hi RCollins, Well, the Adjustable Rider Backrest Mount Kit is the only adjustable kit H-D has for versatility. Have you tried changing your Backrest Pad? This might help with the comfort of riding; however, if you are having problems with sitting too close--you might want to think about changing your seat. I know this is a daunting task, but we have to look at the root cause--your height! Thanks!
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-11-07

can the stock backrest from a 2016 Limited CVO be used

Asked by: MikeMac
Hi MikeMac, You will have to use an adjustable rider backrest other than stock. Thanks.
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-06-27

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mounted on bike 2016 ultra limited 1 how do I mount the cable with the adj, button on the side of the bike ?
Asked by: davidhanshaw1953
I had the kit installed by the dealership and they bolted it right up under the left side of the center front of the rider seat directly to the frame. You should find a couple of holes for it to mount to. My bike was a 2014 Road King.
Answered by: MickeyS
Date published: 2015-12-26

need a bolt

I had this backrest given to me and I need the bolt that attaches the adjustment lever to the frame. Is there a part number I need, or can I get the specs on the bolt so I can get one at the hardware store?
Asked by: dawg37179
Hi Dawg37179, If you look at the "FL Adjustable Rider Backrest Mounting Hardware Kit Instruction Sheet" link, under the "More Info" tab, you will find a diagram breaking down this kit on the last page. It will give you the part numbers of the parts that are sold separately. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: FXS78
Date published: 2015-06-30
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