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Kuryakyn Driver Backrest - 8987
  • If bike parts received Oscars, we would nominate this one for best supporting role
  • The new Driver Backrest for Softails can add miles of comfort to a days travel
  • The rider enjoys a reach to the controls tailored to their stature, as well as backrest angle and height adjustments
  • For passenger convenience, pad assembly folds forward for easy seating
  • Quick detach mechanism permits fast installation and removal of hoop and pad assembly

    Included Items:
    (1) 10 1/2 in. high x 10 3/4 in. wide chrome steel folding driver backrest with 5 1/2 in. wide x 8 in. high pad; pad can be raised from 6 1/2 in. to 8 in. high above sissy bar
    (2) Chrome aluminum mounting brackets with rubber pads
    (2) 3/8 in.-16 x 1 1/2 in. socket head bolts
    (2) 3/8 in. flat washers
    (2) 3/8 in.-16 nyloc nuts
    (8) 3/16 in. thick spacers
    (4) Rubber pads (two right and two left)
    (1) 8mm-1.25 x 25mm button head bolts
Specifications
Part #: 393321
Mfg #: 8987
Backrest Pad Height 5 in.
Backrest Pad Width 8 in.
Type Backrest w/Pad
Units Each
Weight 6.55 lbs
Alternate/OEM Part Number(s):
08220150
UPC Code:
191209009052
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Fitment for Kuryakyn Driver Backrest - 8987

Part 393321 fits the following machines

Harley-Davidson
  • Heritage Softail - FLST 2006
  • Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC 1993-2006, 2009-2016
  • Heritage Softail Classic (EFI) - FLSTC 2007-2008
  • Heritage Softail Classic Injected - FLSTC I 2001-2006
  • Heritage Softail Injected - FLST I 2006
  • Heritage Softail Nostalgia - FLSTN 1993
  • Heritage Softail Special - FLSTN 1994-1996
  • Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS 1997-2003
  • Heritage Softail Springer Injected - FLSTS I 2001-2003
  • Softail - FXST 1993
  • Softail Custom - FXSTC 1993-1999
  • Softail Deluxe - FLSTN 2005-2006, 2009-2017
  • Softail Deluxe (EFI) - FLSTN 2007-2008
  • Softail Deluxe CVO/SE - FLSTNSE 2014-2015
  • Softail Deluxe Injected - FLSTN I 2005-2006
  • Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF 1993-2006
  • Softail Fat Boy Injected - FLSTF I 2001-2006
  • Softail Fat Boy Injected CVO/SE - FLSTFSE 2005
  • Softail Fat Boy Injected CVO/SE - FLSTFSE 2 2006
  • Softail Night Train - FXSTB 1999-2005
  • Softail Night Train Injected - FXSTB I 2001-2005
  • Softail Springer - FXSTS 1993-2005
  • Softail Springer Bad Boy - FXSTSB 1995-1997
  • Softail Springer Classic - FLSTSC 2005
  • Softail Springer Classic Injected - FLSTSC I 2005
  • Softail Springer Injected - FXSTS I 2001-2005
  • Softail Standard - FXST 1999-2005
  • Softail Standard Injected - FXST I 2001-2005

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Why did this go from 159 to 269 in a matter of 10 days?
Cornbread on Jul 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Contact our customer service department. Please call 1-800-969-7501 ext. 3001
will this fit my 2005 Soft tail deluxe ??
Joe D on Feb 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, see fitment tab for correct fits
Will this fit 2005 Soft tail deluxe ????
Joe D on Feb 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, see fitment tab for correct fits
Will the Kuryakin backrest fit a 2019 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT?
Florian D on Dec 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, see fitment tab for correct fits
3.8 / 5.0
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5.0 / 5
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3.1 / 5
Quality
4.2 / 5
Style
4.2 / 5
Value
3.9 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes (4)
Fit
3 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Nice backrest
I installed the backrest on my bike. I ran into two problems.

First, one side of the backrest post didn't want to fit into the mount on the right side of the bike. It looks like some of the chroming got into the hole the post is supposed to fit into. So I did some filing and sanding and got it to fit but it's really tight and difficult to remove. May require a bit more sanding.

Second, the lean angle of the mounts and the backrest pad were too extreme and I felt like I was almost sitting on the tank. After looking over the backrest I tried reversing the backrest pad on it's mount since it leaned toward the tank. After reinstalling the backrest this provided the needed lean toward the rear of the bike and I no longer feel like I'm sitting on the tank. The kit did not come with instructions to do this if necessary but it was the obvious way to go.

I haven't taken the bike on a long trip yet but so far I like the backrest and the comfort it provides.
January 7, 2011
Folsom, CA
Fit
4 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
A blessing
Good quality item. Tried other backrests but they pushed me too far forward and I felt like I was riding on the gas tank. This item is designed with an angle that allows for tremendous range if you reverse the installation. I can settle back in my seat and my back doesn't even notice the miles. Straight-forward install took less than an hour even with the addition of spacers (included) on my saddlebag mounts to provide clearance.
Top notch product.
June 21, 2012
Farmington Hills, MI
Fit
1 / 5
Quality
1 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Value
1 / 5
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I have bought kuryakyn products before and have been very well pleased, but not this time. The brackets holes were to small in diameter for the backrest to fit into. I had to enlarge the holes in the brackets for the backrest assembly to fit, and you still have to force the backrest in.And besides that the stiching is crooked on the pad. Very displeased
April 9, 2013
Finish
5 / 5
Fit
1 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Fit not exact but does the job.
The backrest does help support the back. The fit on my FLSTC was not exact. The two arms were wider and had to be compressed to make it fit.
September 28, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Fit
3 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Needs work
I bought this backrest for my '93' softail FLSTC. I was looking for a rest that I could use for a solo seat that didn't look too "cookie cutter."
In it's stock form I found the rest to be too tall and it had an uncomfortable angle where the pad met my back.
After a bit of refinement (chopping) the backrest feels good and looks GREAT on my bike.
If this backrest was offered in both solo and two up configurations it would make it a good fit right out of the box.
September 17, 2010
Finish
5 / 5
Fit
3 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
I like it. it takes some getting used to
August 5, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Finish
5 / 5
Fit
2 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Backrest
I like the backrest, but you cannot adjust it up or down like it says.
March 23, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Finish
5 / 5
Fit
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
Perfect for my bike and back thank you for having older bike parts. 94 Softail Heritage
March 30, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Fit
4 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Great purchase
I purchased a different brand backrest for my VStar 1100 & was extremely disappointed with the product, so when I needed a drivers backrest for my Harley I decided to try these. This backrest is very substantial & I have no doubt it will last as long as I have my bike. Would recommend to everyone needing a drivers backrest.
February 27, 2012
Fit
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
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May 14, 2010