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|08-31-2017 03:22 PM|
Finally got my luggage rack installed and every thing back on. It is a very snug fit requiring me to use flat screws rather than a hex head bolt. Still seemed a lot more snug of a fit than it should have been.
I also installed an Emgo top case which is removable if I don't want to take it with me or need to bring it inside. The only issues are I have to remove the case to open it as it opens from the back towards the front. Lastly I need room between the rear of the case and the sissy bar in order to open/remove the case. I secured it to the rack with thick 4" mending plate.
I have hard side bags t o put on as well. Looks like the factory hangers just arrived on the ole' porch step.
|08-30-2017 06:23 PM|
Originally Posted by eusjma View Post
I should have also pointed out that my rack (bought used) was 'tweaked' slightly. Meaning there was a bit of an unevenness (sp?) in the parts that bolted it to the fender/frame. That could have been the reason my toolbox had a little issue getting in place.
|08-30-2017 05:47 PM|
|Knifemaker||^Ditto...had no problems with mine. It's quite possible the bolts you got with the rack aren't the original ones.|
|08-30-2017 12:49 PM|
|Drew M.||I have a luggage rack on mine. The rack was a very small pain to install, but the tool box went right back on. I have taken the rack and the box off a few times, to install a Mustang seat, to put an extended back rest on, and recently I was installing additional break lights and took the box and seat off so I could see better. It has always gone right back in. Its really odd that everyone's factory parts are that different. I'm glad I didn't have to deal with it.|
|08-30-2017 12:35 PM|
|eusjma||I remember having to force mine in when I installed my rack. It was definitely tight getting it in place.|
|08-30-2017 11:12 AM|
|bassace||I just installed a used luggage rack onto my Vulcan, but I can't get the tool box back into place. I had trouble with bolts first, I had to remove all washers, etc. Now the issue is that the bottom corners of the box hit the bars for the luggage rack. I don't want to cut on the tool box. Anyone else have this issue? I'll try to take pictures tonight.|
|02-12-2017 06:05 PM|
|Chris and Shim||I don't remember in all my reading here that I'd come across anyone speaking of how tight a fit it is so I wanted to see if anyone else experienced the same thing. Now, if I could only find a certain something else as tight as this! But I won't speak about that, lest I offend someone with more tender sensibilities.|
|02-12-2017 05:55 PM|
|eusjma||Mine goes in pretty tight as well. Maybe not as tight as yours sounds - but I had to force it in some.|
|02-10-2017 07:38 PM|
Luggage rack installation problem
Originally Posted by Chris and Shim View Post
I used 6mm by 25mm long stainless button headed Allen screws for mine, the threads in the alloy side bars that it bolts to art great so go easy, one was stripped on mine so I fitted 6mm helicoils to all 4 and all is good, the toolbox will go in past them!
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|02-10-2017 09:45 AM|
|jgs000||just use the two bottom bolts on the back rest or use flat head bolts if you can find them.|
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