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Kuryakyn Driver Backrest - 8987

  • Part #: 393321
  • Manufacturer Part #: 8987

MSRP Price: $289.99

Our Price: $260.99

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Overview of 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

Specs for Kuryakyn Driver Backrest - 8987

Height 5 in.
Type Backrest w/Pad
Units Each
Weight 6.55 lbs
Width 8 in.

Specs for Kuryakyn Driver Backrest - 8987

Height 5 in.
Type Backrest w/Pad
Units Each
Weight 6.55 lbs
Width 8 in.

Fitment for Kuryakyn Driver Backrest - 8987

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Part 393321 fits the following machines

Harley-Davidson
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail - FLST
  • 2016 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2014 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2013 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2012 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2011 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2010 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2009 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 1999 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 1998 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 1996 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 1995 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 1994 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 1993 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic - FLSTC
  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic (EFI) - FLSTC
  • 2007 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic (EFI) - FLSTC
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Injected - FLSTC I
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Injected - FLSTC I
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Injected - FLSTC I
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Injected - FLSTC I
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Injected - FLSTC I
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic Injected - FLSTC I
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Injected - FLST I
  • 1993 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Nostalgia - FLSTN
  • 1996 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Special - FLSTN
  • 1995 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Special - FLSTN
  • 1994 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Special - FLSTN
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS
  • 2000 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS
  • 1999 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS
  • 1998 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer - FLSTS
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer Injected - FLSTS I
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer Injected - FLSTS I
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Springer Injected - FLSTS I
  • 1993 Harley-Davidson Softail - FXST
  • 1999 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom - FXSTC
  • 1998 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom - FXSTC
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom - FXSTC
  • 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom - FXSTC
  • 1995 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom - FXSTC
  • 1994 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom - FXSTC
  • 1993 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom - FXSTC
  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2016 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2014 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2011 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2010 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2009 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe - FLSTN
  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe (EFI) - FLSTN
  • 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe (EFI) - FLSTN
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe Injected - FLSTN I
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe Injected - FLSTN I
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 2000 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 1999 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 1998 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 1995 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 1994 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 1993 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy - FLSTF
  • 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Injected - FLSTF I
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Injected - FLSTF I
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Injected - FLSTF I
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Injected - FLSTF I
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Injected - FLSTF I
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Boy Injected - FLSTF I
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train - FXSTB
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train - FXSTB
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train - FXSTB
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train - FXSTB
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train - FXSTB
  • 2000 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train - FXSTB
  • 1999 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train - FXSTB
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train Injected - FXSTB I
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train Injected - FXSTB I
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train Injected - FXSTB I
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train Injected - FXSTB I
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Night Train Injected - FXSTB I
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 2000 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1999 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1998 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1995 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1994 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1993 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer - FXSTS
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Bad Boy - FXSTSB
  • 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Bad Boy - FXSTSB
  • 1995 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Bad Boy - FXSTSB
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Classic - FLSTSC
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Classic Injected - FLSTSC I
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Injected - FXSTS I
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Injected - FXSTS I
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Injected - FXSTS I
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Injected - FXSTS I
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Springer Injected - FXSTS I
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard - FXST
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard - FXST
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard - FXST
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard - FXST
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard - FXST
  • 2000 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard - FXST
  • 1999 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard - FXST
  • 2005 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Injected - FXST I
  • 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Injected - FXST I
  • 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Injected - FXST I
  • 2002 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Injected - FXST I
  • 2001 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard Injected - FXST I
3.9 / 5.0
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Fit
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Quality
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Style
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Value
3.7 / 5
Would you recommend this product?
Yes (1)
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
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
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
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
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
2 months ago
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
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