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Top Box Back Rest
« on: September 05, 2014, 05:23:01 pm »
Hi

I have bought a replacement backrest for the triumph one, 2" wide and softer for the boss of the household who cant get on with the Triumph one.  Any suggestions how I remove the original with minimal disruption/paint scratching?

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Re: Top Box Back Rest
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 05:36:19 pm »
I have no idea what adhesive they would have used to apply the standard back rest....

Two methods really spring to mind... solvent or heat...

Solvent is likely to damage the paint so I would leave that as a last resort...

Gentle heat from a hair dryer on a lower setting might be a good place to start to see if it breaks the adhesion..
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Re: Top Box Back Rest
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 05:45:21 pm »
Mild heat is recommended, but be careful not to get too hot! The other thing to do is to try and bend the backrest pad back as close to 180 degrees as you can as you start to peel it off. The extreme angle will help to break the adhesive bond.
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Re: Top Box Back Rest
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 08:30:34 pm »
If it's the 3M brand adhesive that most companies use, heat and some fishing line like Spider Wire or something similar braided. After heating the pad a little while, have someone pull out on the pad while you see-saw the braided fishing line along the adhesive. Have used this technique several times to remove trim from cars that use the 3M two-sided tape. Then you can use a light solvent or a cloth buffing wheel on a drill to remove the excess adhesive.
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Re: Top Box Back Rest
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 06:21:23 am »
Atvtinker's recommendation is the one I've seen work best.
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Re: Top Box Back Rest
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 10:44:53 pm »
Managed to 'rip' it off with my bare hands...  Stuck on by tape...   Swapped it out for the Mrs who preferred the TRIUMPH back rest!!!  OMG Give me strength.  So now the original is now stuck back on... 

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Re: Top Box Back Rest
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2014, 11:45:48 pm »
 :125:  That is too good!
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Re: Top Box Back Rest
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2014, 12:50:52 am »
*Originally Posted by neojynx [+]
Managed to 'rip' it off with my bare hands...  Stuck on by tape...   Swapped it out for the Mrs who preferred the TRIUMPH back rest!!!  OMG Give me strength.  So now the original is now stuck back on... 

Bloody women!

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