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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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'05 750 i havethe bags i want but the hardware i have wont go on with the helmet locks on both sides, is there any way to go around them or how do i take them off?
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'05 750 i havethe bags i want but the hardware i have wont go on with the helmet locks on both sides, is there any way to go around them or how do i take them off?
Open the lock and remove the screw.


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Ya may need an impact driver to get the screw to break loose, seeing as the factory puts thread lock on the screw.


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You can also go with the Kawasaki Saddle Bag mounting kit from Ronayers.com #K53021-094 for $110.84 it includes the tail light and helmet lock relocation bracket. The brackets keep the bags off the shock and was fairly easy to install.

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Ya may need an impact driver to get the screw to break loose, seeing as the factory puts thread lock on the screw.
I broke the screw head off the right one and had to drill it out and use a similar screw and lock nut... Might be stuck!

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Thanks for the warning. Didnt think there would be that much to it. Unfortunately i dont have the money to purches the mounting kit. And i have never used the locks so ill give taking them off a try and hopfully they wont need to be drilled, (dont have a driil)
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It took extractors to get mine out. The Kawasaki kit includes new screws, so Kawasaki may have known that was going to happen.

On a newer bike, they might not be as stuck. Good luck.
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Ok, so the good old screw driver in vice grips didnt work,.... Any one in norfolk, va. With a impact driver??? Or whould it be out of the ordinary to go to my local bike shop for somthing that small?
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And while im thinking of it, and before it comes up later, what do i do with my tail lights??? Can medium bags be mounted as to not obstruct the pasinger and to avoid the tail lights being in the way of opening them?? Do i need to git aftermarket ones?
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I had the same problem with my sidecovers. The Harbor Freight impact screwdriver did the trick for cheap. Do you have one near you?

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