Probably the most difficult part of installing the Utopia is getting the darn seat off the Burgman as the directions say to do. In fact I found it so time consuming and irritating I installed my backrest without taking the seat off the 650. Of course that might have been why I found the whole experience a little frustrating. Despite my wanting to be, I'm not much of a mechanic eventhough I did manage to get my backrest, topcase and windscreen on the bike myself. So I guess I'm learning. To make a long story short, if you are reasonably good with the tools you'll probably find it a breeze as the other fella said.
I too installed the backrest w/o removing the seat. I could not get a socket on the bolts that anchor the seat. After I finished the job I realized all I had`to do was remove both middle and rear engine covers and then the bolts are within reach of a socket wrench. Uggghhh...It sure would have made the job easier.
I'll have to take a look at that and at least see what I could have done. Not taking off the seat made it a *itch for sure. I always figure out how I should have done it after I've taken the long way around either taking three times as long to do it or broken something in the process.
It is the same old story. We backyard mechanics normally tackle a vehicle R&R once in the vehicles ownership. When we do have to repeat the process, we usually can cut the labor time in half. There are a group of us here in the RV Park who have purchased Burgmans in the last few months so now we help each other with installations. I bet the next time I install a backrest, it won't take all day.
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