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Old 04-27-2011, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is an extremely easy task but since I took the photos I thought I would share them anyway...

Only need two 7/16" wrenches for most of the bolts... 1/2" and 3/8" for the bolts in the middle black bar.

I was debating between the adjustable unit and this one... I figured I would give this one a try first, if it does not work for me it is only 23.00 wasted... but it if works, it is a 150.00 saving from the adjustable mount.

Ok, here we go. Remove the seat. Instructions asks you to remove the side cover, but if you have girly hands like I do... you can install the bolts without having to do so. Or you can put tape at one side of the wrench to hold the nut in place while you start it...

I only moved the ECU aside while tightening the base.







Install the upper base and leave it loose until the middle bar is installed.



Once middle bar is in place, tighten all up...



Again, there is a level of adjustment with this mount, just not on the fly and as easy as with the other unit... I hope it works for me.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are the mounting holes already drilled in the fender?
From the pictures it looks like you might have some adjustments available. Is that true?

Great bike. I just hit 600 miles on mine today!
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are the mounting holes already drilled in the fender?
From the pictures it looks like you might have some adjustments available. Is that true?

Great bike. I just hit 600 miles on mine today!
Yes, the holes are already there.

And yes, it provides some level of adjustability, just not on the fly. You will have to select a position, test, remove seat, undo, move , install seat, test... until you find the position of the base that best suits you.
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This is forum gold. Thanks for sharing this.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not sure how I forgot to include this...Part Number 52589-09A - Mounting bracket for backrest - US$23.34
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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backrest makes all the diff in long rides without it 200 miles and I am done with it
I ride all day goin to Sturges again this year about a 6000 mile round trip
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I installed this on my Street Glide this weekend. After a couple of short rides I'm a believer. I'm sure this will increase my endurance on long hauls too.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Where did you get it? Listed at 39.95 in the catalog.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Put my own on Thursday, surprising how much adjustment there is in that screw on the back.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I put an ajustable on this evening, and I couldn't find any pics anywhere. So I took the time to take them as I put it on. As a very new member here and a new Harley owner, I posted it on the new to the forum if anyone wants to look. I wish that I could have found this thread earlier, but the other hand is the full one.
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