The backrest took me about an hour from start to finish. The most time consuming part is the cutting of that cover. When you do it, I'd recommend completely covering the pretty side with masking tape. It scratches very very easy.
I know exactly what you mean on the shifter. I thought the shifter was sloppy but checking out other VV's on the show room, they are all like that. There must be a reason it's like that but I don't know it.
I haven't had off the center console yet. Looks easy enough though via the service manual.
I've been fortunate that this entire week the family is out of town for Thanksgiving. I have to work so they took off. I've been pretty much living at work and in the garage. Giving me lots of tinker time.
I sure love the bike!!!
'12 NESS Vision, #20, stage 1 w/D&D pipes + lots of Victory add ons. Lloyd's intake, filter, and PC-V w/Autotune. LONGMONT COLORADO
2013 Bushtec Entourage - Black
Wife rides a 2013 XCT, Black