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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 08:21 PM
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Daycruiser this looks terrific.
What make is the seat, I haven't caught up with that in the threads?
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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 08:48 PM
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Daycruiser this looks terrific.
What make is the seat, I haven't caught up with that in the threads?
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Thank you for the compliment. I'm pretty jazzed about the seat and bags. The seat was custom made by Russell Day Long, http://www.day-long.com/ This is the second seat they've made for me and both have been flawless. I'll be posting my seat on their web site, to date they don't have any T-Bird pics with their work. Many thanks to Eskerinola for putting me onto the bags.
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post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 09:11 PM
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Wellcome to the two people club of HDRK bags!
They look great!
I tilted them a bit to follow the exhaust pipes.
How good are the Easybrackets?
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post #34 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 09:31 PM
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Hey Daycruiser;
I forgot to tell you that I found that the bags vibrate too much due to the weight and may be the cantilevered position. I added a piece of rubber between the rear dresser bar and the bags, glued to a piece of vinyl and the vinyl to the leather. vibration is gone!

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post #35 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 08:55 AM
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How good are the Easybrackets?
I did the EZ Brackets because they had a specific T-Bird SE version, meaning they had specific hardware to deal with the removable backrest. Other than that they seem to work fine and mounted easily. I had more trouble adapting the bags to the bracket than anything. The bags are molded for HD so things didn't exactly fall in the right places on the Bird. I also have a passenger (read that wife) that rides in the warmer weather a lot so I had to take her short inseam into account on how far forward and high up I could place the bags. Next year I'm going to change the exhaust system and get something that doesn't sweep up in the rear quit so much as the stock pipes do. I also want to take out the CAT at the same time. The brackets are pretty ridged so I don't anticipate any vibration issues and I kept them on a horizontal plane to the bike itself.
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Are those bolts protruding into the bag? Not sure if I was seeing the picture correctly, made me think they would snag everything.
You are correct.
I have Easy Brackets on my America and when installed per their instructions they can damage your cargo. They come with long alen head black bolts that can rust. I went to the hardware store and bought shorter stainless steel alen button head bolts (mark your old black ones to get the correct length) and stainless low profile lock nuts. Install them the opposite way with the smooth round alen head inside the bag and the nuts on the bracket side. Yes the nuts will fit in side the Easy Bracket box and not contact the lock it does require extra work though, just drop in a crowsfoot to hold the nut while you tighten the bolts.





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Fair enough.
As to the exhaust, I fitted the Hog Slayers -without CAT- and I'm pretty happy with them. I do like your seat. I wish I knew about them at the time I bought mine...
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[QUOTE=outerbanks;2107562]You are correct.
I have easy mounts on my America and when installed per their instructions they can damage your cargo. They come with long alen head black bolts that can rust. I went to the hardware store and bought shorter stainless steel alen button head bolts (mark your old black ones to get the correct length) and stainless low profile lock nuts. Install them the opposite way with the smooth round alen head inside the bag and the nuts on the bracket side. Yes the nuts will fit in side the Easy Mount box and not contact the lock it does require extra work though, just drop in a crowsfoot to hold the nut while you tighten the bolts.

I have the same mounts and I saw the same thing so I cut and tapered all the bolts to the proper length. Your revision looks much better. Good brackets though.
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