Smooth Style Adjustable Rider Backrest

Part Number 52501-09A


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.

  • 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

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
Smooth Rider Backrest is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable addition This along with the mounting kit is a purchase you will definitely wonder how you rode without it. This item provides maximum comfort and padding for the lower back without pushing forwards.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-04
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Is there a "quick release" for this back rest?

Is there a "quick release" for this back rest? I have a 2012 TriGlide that had this seat installed and have trouble accessing the battery. Thanks for any assistance.
Asked by: sfhogback

What mounting bracket do I need for a 2008 Electra glide classic

Asked by: Mkar

Which mounting bracket do I need for this backrest and.a.2012 Ultra Limited?

Asked by: Stewie
Hi Stewie, You will need P/N 52596-09A for the Smooth Rider Backrest. Hope this helps!
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-07-19

Will this fit with Tallboy seat on 14 Ultra Limited

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.
Asked by: bman598
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. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: FXS78
Date published: 2016-06-30

Will this adjustable backrest fit on my 2015 FLTR FreeWheeler?

Looking for a good backrest for my new FreeWheeler. Will this fit?
Asked by: Slyguy42
With Rider Back Rest mounting Kit #54099-10 this Backrest Pad will fit your 2015 FreeWheeler.
Answered by: ltankerman
Date published: 2017-04-29
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