Premium H-D Detachables Backrest with Adjustable Recline

Part Number 52300257


Finish / Color: Chrome



Enhance your passenger's ride with an adjustable passenger backrest. This adjustable backrest allows the passenger to change the recline angle for maximum comfort.

  • Chrome finish
  • Glove-friendly locking knobs
  • 3 position settings provide 16 degrees of adjustment, with the mid-position that matches a standard backrest recline
  • Exclusive cam lock H-D® Detachables design lets you add or remove the passenger backrest assembly in seconds
  • Backrest pad sold separately

Fits '09-later Touring models equipped with required Docking Hardware Kits (except models equipped with Stealth Detach Luggage Rack). '09-later Touring models equipped with rigid-mount Tour-Pak® luggage require purchase or appropriate H-D® Detachables Tour-Pak® Conversion Kit .

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    Backrest Pad and Docking Hardware
Premium H-D Detachables Backrest is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice quality item! I purchased this detachable back rest for my bike and the quality and fit & finish is great, I can be at ease and trust that my passengers are safe and secure with this nicely made back rest. And it looks and feels like the highest grade of materials and nice chrome work.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Install is easy. I have a 4 point docking system. Adjustability is nice. It doesn't appear to move much but my passenger can definitely tell the difference between the 3 settings.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great backrest This backrest is super easy to install, you will also need to buy a pad and the hardware to dock it to your bike. Install time is about 20 minutes. One downside is although it reclines the 3 different positions are so close together it is almost a non factor it is the equivelant to setting the recline to 30-31-31 should be more like 30-33-36.
Date published: 2013-11-16
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Other Backrest Pad?

Are there any other smaller backrest pad than the one mentioned that will work? I am looking for a smaller seat back and any suggestions for a touring bag to accompany it. Thanks in advance!
Asked by: Dally
Hi Dally, The Premium H-D Detachable Backrest will fit with the Passenger Backrest Pad (Mid-Sized); P/N 52300560. It will also fit with the Low Rider Styling (Mid-Sized); P/N 52300557. You have the option of Color-Matched Chopped Tour Bag or the King Tour-Pak. Please the online store for options. Hope this helps.
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2017-09-06

will this backrest fit a 2007 road king classic ?

Asked by: raynman
No I believe this will not fit your machine but try Part Number 52723-06A I think this is the back rest support that you are looking for your 2007 King Classic. Good luck and safe riding this year. Ken
Answered by: Ken103HO
Date published: 2016-05-28

which backrest pad is used with this part

Asked by: mmchugh
Hello mmchugh, The Backrest Pad that fits with the Premium H-D Detachable Backrest is part#52886-98D, Smooth Passenger Backrest Pad. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: Iceman25
Date published: 2015-11-10

How tall is this backrest?

I do not see the height of this product listed in any of the content. Could someone please let me know the height?
Asked by: John5178
Hello John5178, This backrest is roughly 8.5" tall from the bottom of the sissy bar(not including the docking plates) to the top. Thank You!
Answered by: JD34
Date published: 2015-04-21

Is any additional hardware needed to attach seat back to my 2014 FLHXS?

Asked by: ChuckATL
Hi ChuckATL, Yes, you will need to purchase the 4-point docking hardware kit P/N 52300131. Hope that helps!
Answered by: HDMel
Date published: 2014-03-07
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