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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

I finally got my passenger backrest for my 08' 400. Now my wife will be happier she claims she can't believe the difference on the first trip. The one problem is when installing I noticed while it may seem simple the instructions don't say much of how to do it or show pictures. So here is what I did and some pictures. Hopefully it will help someone.

You will need...

6mm Hex Wrench
Philips screw driver (or the one in your toolkit)
About 20 to 30 minutes of your time

You may want to lay all of the parts out first. But this is what you should have for parts.


Ok here we go...

1. Pop the trunk and kill the switch on the trunk light, just in case you walk away you don't want a dead battery.



2. Remove the two screws that hold the rear cover on (shown in red). The screw driver in the toolkit works fine.



3. Lift up on the rear cover and it will pop out of the rubber inserts that hold it in place. This will reveal the four threaded hols in the top of the frame where you will now mount the backrest frame. (shown in red)



4. Place the metal backrest frame into place and tighten the four 6mm hex wrench bolts into the frame to 21 ft lbs of torque (shown in red).



5. Next install the new rear lower rear cover (the painted to match piece). It snaps down into place into rubber grommets and clicks in near wear the grab rail meets it at the edge similar to the old one. The rubber grommets installed on the bike should be fine and still in place from the old cover. If they are not then you can install the new ones provided. I did not.



6. Now you install the front cover. This is the piece that has the cut outs for the trunk latch. Put this into place and be sure to line up where the two holes are from the old cover, and also line up the four holes where the four new clips will lock it into place (shown in red). Insert the two screws and four clips and insure they are all fastened. The screw should be nice and snug it does not need more than a good hand tighten.



7. Next you will install the upper rear cover. You will first need to install the four metal threaded clips to this piece by sliding them into each of the four molded sections on the back (shown in red).



8. Now continue to install the upper rear cover by lining up the four screw holes in the frame to the back of the upper rear cover where you just installed the clips and insert the four included philips screws (shown in red). Again the screwdriver in the toolkit works great, and a good firm hand tighten should be fine.



9. Next Install two rubber grommets provided into the metal backrest frame. They fit in the two holes located near the bottom of the metal frame (shown in red).



10. Now you are ready to install the seat cushion. Look at the back of the cushion you will see two pegs and one large insert on the top.



11. Now the large insert on the top of the seat cushion slides over and down on top of the protruding metal tab near the top of the metal frame. The two white pegs will then push back and click into the two rubber grommets you just installed in the lower metal frame. You may need to look into the sides of the cushion to ensure you are in line with the lower pegs. Once you are done you should have a very tight fit.



You should now have something like this...
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Rear


You may want to use the box and the protective foam your kit came in to store your old rear cover to protect it from scratches.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 10:20 PM
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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

Very nice pics and Instructions! I had to use yours this evening.

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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

Hey!!
That is just great!! Thanks for the very clear info.

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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

Thanks for the detailed instructions , just followed them today ,things went like clockwork took about 20 minutes start to finish ,and you are correct ,the info that comes with the back rest is lacking !! They say a picture is worth a thousand words , you just proved that ,Thanks again Gordon . Now to see if my wife likes it as much as I think she will !!!!
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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

Thanks, your post was well written and saved me a whole lot of time tonight. Had to remove the passenger seat on the Burgman 400 I recently purchased to install a Givi carrier and backrest. Your instructions won the prize. Thanks
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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

Excellent tip!
Nice picture and illustrations.
I ordered one through e-Bay after reading your post.
And I can install it on my Burg 400.
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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

I want to order a Suzuki Psgr. backrest and install it myself. Is it just me? but I don't see the pictures & Pics related to this article...
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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

They are showing up for me.

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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

Would anyone know why they are not showing up for me?
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Re: 07+ 400 Passenger Backrest Install

I have figured it out and can now see the images...

They are great Thanks!

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