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I can’t remove the one piece rear backrest.
I have the base out easily enough but the back is driving me mad. It’s a ‘79 Storm without the split rear seat. It feels like the passenger side connection is slightly different in that there is a gap I can get my finger in and what feels like a plastic tab that I can push slightly but it doesn’t seem to release the pin. It’s so tight that photos are literally impossible.
Has anyone had any success removing this type of backrest?
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I'm going from memory since it's been a while since I've seen any of my mk1s.
There should be a "pull tab" - a loop of flexible plasticky material on the passenger side at the top of the backrest (number 6 in the picture). Pull that and the two hooks detach from the bodywork to fold it down.
Once folded down you'll see the pins either side. On one side there should be a plastic U clip surrounding the pin (number 2). Use a flat screwdriver to gently prise open the clip and pull the pin straight up. Then just slide the backrest across to get the other pin out.