As i mentioned eatlyer in this thread i bought a neer new backrest on ebay but i needed the mounting bracket ,Another member here was kind enough to send me the mounting bracket for shipping cost THANKS KEN .
Today I installed my new Rider Backrest on my 2008 FLHRC . Then took it for a 80 mile test ride. I was going to install it last week but the mounting stud plate the backrest braket bolts to was missing from my bike the previous owner musta removed it. heck ! dealers are all 100 miles away .
This Saterday i was able to get to HD & buy the missing studplate and plastic retaining washers , a cpl ss lock washers ect .
To get the mounting studplate fished up under the fender without removing the rear wheel i had to jack the bike up a bit fill the air shocks to max and let all of the air out of the rear tire .
There was only about an 1/8 inch clearance and with the plastic tubing over the threaded studs they were tight against the tire and fender ...i just pulled the tubing threw the mounting holes in the fender and rotated the tire slowly till they were in place then grabbed one with needle nose locking plyers till i could get the plastic retaining washers in place.
Then i just bolted the mounting bracket on easy .
I am still getting it ajusted just right . It is great
Wa a goodtest ride today 70f sunny.
2008 FLHRC RoadKing Classic
1976 FXE SuperGlide