Does it replace the stock butt rest?pauljo said:I saw several of them being installed on 650's and 400's at Scootercade. Jac Vinson was there selling & installing them. I sat on Doug's 650 with the backrest installed & it felt pretty comfortable. Sometimes some minor tweaking in the angle of the backrest bracket is needed, other than that I know of no issues with it. The advantage of this setup is that you can still use the stock fore & aft adjustment lever, which you lose with the Utopia product. It is also easy to revert to the stock setup if you wish.
I have to agree, his website is a little screwed up, yesterday, and wouldn't let me order anything other than the extension. I sent Jac and email saying that I was having problems, couple of emails later I was ordered and he was happy that someone told him about the error on the web page.BobG said:So far I can say it's a pleasure dealing with Jac.
If the screw head is not damaged then an impact driver may shift it. If you do not have an impact driver, try a well fitting screwdriver (stubby) and give it a couple of belts with a hammer. You will need assistance I guess cos this is a three and a half hands job.BobG said:I received the Backrest and Pad from Jac. So far I have been unable to install it. I was able to remove only one of the screws from the buttrest. The other screw has resisted both an electric screw driver and a drill. The **** screw won't budge. I'm about ready to return it. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get the **** screw out?
What should I look for in a "good quality drill bit"?ted clement said:Bob, get a good quality drill bit and drill it out. You will never need to put the screws back in anyway. The slots hold the backrest where you put it.
Ted,ted clement said:Go to Home Depot or local hardware store; you can buy just one, any American made one will suffice, probably a couple bucks or so. May have to get a pack with 2 in it. I would guess a 1/8 inch will do the job. Chances are that the screw head will break off as you commence drilling and that will be all you need. If the head doesn't come off, then try a slightly larger bit. I wouldn't try to drill into the threaded part. As I mentioned before, you won't need to put the screws back in anyway.