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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 06:22 PM
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Those are the HD Road King custom saddlebag. Looked over the whole web for different mods and qualities. These are the ones that I like best.
ABS structure covered with real leather.
Opening mechanism is a with a latch in the inside opened by a button in the back.
Mounted with quick release ghost brackets and put a little piece of rubber between the bottom of the bags and the rear dresser bars to eliminate vibration, which resulted very effective.
I~ve done some 1,000kms with them fitted and they are great!
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Thank you for responding, I purchased some new ones off Ebay and purchased some EZ Brackets specific to the T-Bird SE. I'll remove the "Road King" don't want to rub any HD feathers the wrong way you know. I'll put some nice reflectors in their place if it leaves a mark after removal.
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I wanted to remove the RK badges but after started, I noticed that it could end up in a butchery. Replaceing them with reflective stuff is a good idea. Please post pictures once you finish.
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I wanted to remove the RK badges but after started, I noticed that it could end up in a butchery. Replaceing them with reflective stuff is a good idea. Please post pictures once you finish.

Here is the HD Road King Classic Bag De-Badged. Removing the RK badges was easy. They're held on by three Cap Nuts, I just used a car body plastic fastener removal tool that I worked underneath the nut and popped it off. Took about 3 minutes per bag. Replaced the Badges with HD Reflectors as they were the right length and width to cover the impression left by the RK. Waiting for my EZ Brackets to arrive so I can finish mounting them now that I have the new Russell seat mounted.

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Well done Daycruiser!!
The reflector looks good and you will have no one hassling that you are riding a TBird with "other's" bags
Do you have a photo of the tool you used to remove the cap nuts? When I tried, it was kind of difficult for me.
How did you stick the reflector?
Is there a part number for them?
Isn't the leather "looose" where you removed the fasteners?
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Well done Daycruiser!!
The reflector looks good and you will have no one hassling that you are riding a TBird with "other's" bags
Do you have a photo of the tool you used to remove the cap nuts? When I tried, it was kind of difficult for me.
How did you stick the reflector?
Is there a part number for them?
Isn't the leather "looose" where you removed the fasteners?
Thank you!
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The Reflectors have an industrial adhesive pad on the back, they stick very well to almost anything. They are HD Part Number: 59288-92 and 59287-92 (left and right). I found them on eBay, I think I saw some the other day while looking for something else. I put a small amount of silicone sealant in each hole that the badge left when I removed it to make it water tight. The leather is not what I would consider loose under the badge as it's all one piece. It may not be completely flat due to the badge impression but it didn't affect me what so ever. Those babies are stuck on there very tightly after they cure overnight. The tool is a auto body trim removal tool and costs less than 10 USD. Any auto parts store has them. I'll post another pic after the bike is all together with the bags and seat. Thanks for putting me onto the bags, I really like them. Cheers!

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Thanks Daycruiser. Very clear explanation.
Since I can't get the tool here, I will make it with an old screwdriver.
Look forward to your photos!!
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Those really look good; I'm inclined to look for a set myself. I would like to see how they look mounted though; please post pictures when your finished! Good job.

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HD Custom Road King saddlebags
HD Custom Road King TourPak. SS laser cut rack.
Midsize windscreen with extension to ride over 150km/h WITHOUT buffeting
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That's a really sleek and nice look. I like it better than shiny gloss paint. Great looking bike!

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Seat, Backrest and Bags done. Just need the GPS Mount and Risers and I'll be done for this winter.

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