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R1200GS Stealth Backrest® Installation

We have designed the R1200GS Stealth Backrest® to be a very easy install. Basically.. (4) screws secure our bracket to the factory rack

Warranty Pirates' Lair will replace the bracket or internal hardware FREE of CHARGE for a period of ONE YEAR from date of purchase should your bracket or internal pieces break. As of this writing, I would assume that the good people at Sargent Cycle will warranty the upholstery portion as well. Questions? 828.628.7093 EST

(1) R1200GS Stealthrest Bracket
(1) Upholstered Backrest
(4) 8 x 35mm stainless steel socket head cap screws, locking nuts, bonded washers
(1) Plastic quick release securing knob (with optional short 1/4" securing screw)
(1) Install instructions

Step 1 : Getting Started / Install

1. Remove your seat.
2. Clean the factory rack from all dirt. Window cleaner is fine. We furnish a vinyl undercoating to protect your factory rack finish, we don't want to take any chances.
At this time, adhere the plastic strips to the bottom of the bracket or directly to your rack. Your choice.

Step 2: R1200GS Stealth Bracket Installation

Note: I'll leave it up to you, but I would recommend using a drop of Blue LOCK-TITE on the screws you are about to install. The Stealth Bracket is designed to remain on the bike semi-permanently.

1. Place the GS Stealth bracket on the rear rack. Pass the screws through the washer, through the top of the bracket/plate, and through the bike's rack. Install 2 bolts (with bonded washers) through the right (or left side) mounting holes. Doesn't matter which. Get two screws started, but do NOT tighten them down.

2. Now, install the other 2 screws on the other side. The "arms" on our rack will bend to conform to your rack. Get ALL (4) screws started before tightening anything. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Just use common sense. Snug and a 1/4 turn should do. Remember.. the factory rack is PLASTIC!

Step 3: Backrest Usage

1. Slide the backrest all the way in.
2. Lock it in place with your furnished securing screw.
3. Reinstall seat
Only one screw is needed to secure the backrest to the bike

WARNING: Caution should be used when sliding the backrest on and off the bike. If your seat is in place, the abrasive action of the slide bar against the seat material will cause long term damage. Always place something between your seat and slide bar when installing or removing. Se comprende? Pirates' Lair will not be responsible for replacing seats that have been damaged due to the neglect on "your" end.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the backrest you are agreeing to install and use on your BMW R1200GS has not been tested under EVERY conceivable condition. While testing was extensive, all road testing was done with passengers weighing UNDER 180lbs. If you are in excess of this weight, we suggest you either return the backrest or diet. Every effort has been made to design a sturdy and durable product, but at this time.. there are numerous "real-world" variables that may or may not cause possible injury to passenger or rider or both. Please be aware that you are hereby forewarned as to these "variables" and by proceeding with the installation of said backrest, you are in effect waiving all legal recourse /rights in the even of accident caused by.. or damage inflicted upon..or contributed to... by the Stealth backrest. In no case will Jerry (a.k.a. Pirate) Finley, Pirates' Lair or any other of the contributing participants be held liable for injury or damage (consequential or otherwise) resulting from or arising out of usage of the Stealth backrest by you or your passengers. The reader should recognize that motorcycling is a dangerous activity that can result in injury or death. You are hereby notified that, should you decide to proceed, you do so at your own risk. If you do NOT agree with all aspects of this disclaimer... please return the backrest and I'll gladly refund the entire purchase price (excluding shipping)