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Behold... the Pirates Lair R1200GS / R1250GS LC Stealth Backrest. After a full year of research, development, and real-world testing the GS LC Stealth backrest has turned out to be, as expected, a thing of beauty, simplicity, and comfort and.. a worthy addition to the Pirates' Lair line of specialty BMW products. The lightweight aluminum stealth bracket bolts directly to the rear factory rack of the standard version GS via furnished stainless steel hardware and compliments the lines of the bike. Each is covered with a durable silver powder coating (pics above). The backrest's polished stainless steel slide bar slides on and off the bike in under 15 seconds and.. without tools.

Our first class upholstery is done by world renowned custom seat makers...Sargent Cycle Products. They have furnished imported materials that is a dead-on exact match for the factory seat covers.

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Our GS LC (Liquid-cooled) Stealth backrest offers your passenger both support and comfort. Say good-bye to those pesky fingernail imprints in your ribs. When riding solo... remove the backrest and ride without looking like a sherpa with all kinds of ugly visible bracketry cluttering up the bike.

Easy 4 minute install. No modifications necessary. When you do NOT want the backrest on your bike, it slides off in seconds. Worried about protecting the finish of your oem rack from our stealth metal bracket? No worries... Our bracket never touches your bike, but instead is suspended over the oem rack via (4) aluminum spacers.

Every R1200GS LC Stealth Backrest comes standard with a quick release knob for "tool-less" backrest removal as well as a standard hex screw if you choose a more permanent mounting method. The furnished polypropylene knob with stainless steel stud will stand up to any weather condition.. salt, UV, rain, cold, heat, hail, end of days, etc.. With the optional hex screw... you'll need an Allen wrench (not included) and a minute or two to lock it into place or to remove it.

Application: Fits late 2013-2019 water-cooled standard version BMW R1200GS LC or 2019-2023 R1250GS LC with this rack or this rack. These will NOT fit the 2024 R1300GS. Note: Our backrest will NOT fit the Adventure model unless you replace the rear oem Adventure rack with the rear oem rack off the standard GS. See details below. Those racks are interchangeable.. Not compatible with the optional BMW Vario TopCase

Adventure Conversion: The R1200GS LC and R1250GS Adventure comes with a tubular oem rack which is NOT compatible with our Stealth bracket. However.. The oem rack off a standard GS is interchangeable with the Adventure rack. (see pic above right) We're told, the swap is easy with no mods necessary.. So while we do NOT manufacture a backrest kit specifically for the Adventure.. if you want /need/desire a backrest for your Adventure.. it's only a matter of spending a truckload of doubloons with your dealer and swap out the racks. Bam.. Problem solved. Happy wife= Happy life.

Powder Coating: Silver vs Black - We offer these in Silver and Black. Each bracket is hand-inspected by me for the best powder coat finish possible and we'll sell no bracket if it's not worthy of my own bike. That being said, powder coating done outside a BMW factory is generally not the same caliber of perfection. We live in a small town with (2) powder coat shops. One of them refuses to do buisness with us because they say our expectations are not realistic. The other shop produces "average" results at best and at 5 times the price yet they are the only game in town.

It's not uncommon to see tiny imperfections in the coating of most of our silver brackets. I try to weed the worst ones out and sell as blemished. The black powder coated ones do NOT have that problem. The black powder is textured which covers up 99% of any blemishes in the metal. While the silver kits out-sell the black kits by 5-1, I prefer the black finsh as they don't show wear and tear of daily riding as much as the silver kits. We do the best we can and my standards are famously high. When you look good.. we look good.

View of Silver Bracket on 2015 R1200GS LC
View With Passenger Aboard
View of Silver GS LC Rack & Mount Hardware
Customer Comments ..

Pirates' Lair is not a BMW dealer so we can not sell official BMW products from our website for profit. However... we can buy BMW emblems from our local dealer and offer them to our customers at our cost as an option should they want to install one on their R1200GS or R1250GS LC Stealth backrest bracket. Coincidentally, we have a slot machined into our brackets just for the 27mm BMW roundel part# B2328447 (pic at right.) It's a simple peel-n-stick emblem that we purchase for $13ea. If you go to a dealer... you'll pay $23ea. You have the choice of buying our backrest with or without the emblem.

Pirates' Lair also offers optional semi-soft luggage for all our Stealth backrests from Saddlemen Enterprises. Our Saddlemen Deluxe Roll Bag is a wonderfully versatile bag that fits every version of our world famous Stealth Backrests.... When your passenger isn't on board, flip the bag around and have it sitting in the seat behind you for better weight distribution.

Attention Gravitationally Challenged: Due to design restraints, we were limited in how much fore and aft room we could provide with our GSW stealth. All our prototype tester's passengers were either normal weight or slim women. All said that they had PLENTY of room and were perfectly comfy. However.. it is our opinion that an overweight passenger or man might find the accommodations... lacking. Therefore, we suggest you seriously evaluate this aspect (and your passenger's) before purchasing. If you misjudge your intended passenger's er.. "needs" after you bolt the backrest to your bike and they climb aboard... we'll gladly refund your money minus shipping and the paypal fee.

* Pirates' Lair offers a Full 2 Yr Replacement warranty.We're here should you need anything. Questions? Call 828.628.7093 EST

2014+ BMW R1200GS & R1250GS LC Stealth Backrest / SILVER $435.US (USPS Priority Included) In Stock!
2014+ BMW R1200GS & R1250GS LC Stealth Backrest / SILVER with BMW Emblem $448.US (USPS Priority Included) In Stock!

2014+ BMW R1200GS & R1250GS LC Stealth Backrest / BLACK $435.US (USPS Priority Included) In Stock!
2014+ BMW R1200GS & R1250GS LC Stealth Backrest / BLACK with BMW Emblem $448.US (USPS Priority Included) In Stock!

SPECIALS: Want to save some money on a backrest? Not as anal as the rest of us poor bastards? On any given day, we may have a few slightly flawed unit on hand. These particular flawed brackets have some minor flaws in the bracket powder coating. Flaws are cosmetic only, but I'm OCD and I deem these not worthy of full price. I can send a pic via email request in advance of purchase if curious. None of the flaws effect structural integrity or durability. Flaws are cosmetic only.
Flawed 2014+ BMW R1200GS & R1250GS LC Stealth Backrest / $410.US (USPS Priority Included) (1) In Stock!