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Placed an order today for a Utopia backrest for my 650 and was wondering if anyone has suggestions to make the install easier? Any lessons learned would be apprecated.

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Carl
 

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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.

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We've got the A/C running down here as its been hittng 80 during the day
 

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BTW

Thanks for the reminder, as I just ordered my Utopia as I've been meaning to do this for quite some time.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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