Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 01-03-2011
Installation 1. Place the saddlebags on the vehicle so the straps are positioned over the top of the passenger seat. 2. Lace saddlebags together. 3. Adjust the leather straps so the saddlebags ride high and fit snugly and evenly against the side of the seat. Top of saddlebags may be replaced to achieve snug fit. NOTE On some models, the rear turn signal lights may interfere with mounting of saddlebags. To correct this, a new directional set-back kit is available under part number 90504-82. This kit allows the rear signal lights to be mounted in the rear positions on the fender support, on 1982 and later FXR and XL models. Contact your Harley- Davidson Dealer to obtain this kit. If rear turn signal lights interfere with saddlebags, see your Harley-Davidson Dealer for a turn signal set-back kit. Proper turn signal operation and visibility is a major concern for motorcyclists. Failure to have visible, operational rear turn signals may result in death or serious injury. 4. The front securing straps must be fastened to a point on the motorcycle which is forward of the saddlebags, such as the upper shock mount or fender brace. Be certain the straps so not interfere with any moving parts. Improper positioning or fastening of these saddlebags could cause them to interfere with the operation of the vehicle, possibly causing a hazardous condition. The fastening straps and the saddlebags must be clear of the rear wheel, drive chain or belt, sprocket and rear brake components. Location of the saddlebags should not interfere with the operation of the swingarm and rear shocks and the turn signals should remain clearly visible from the rear and side of the vehicle. Improperly positioned or fastened saddlebags could interfere with the operation of the motorcycle, which could result in death or serious injury. 5. The rear securing straps must be fastened to a point which is rearward of the saddlebags such as the rear turn signal light support. 6. Check that saddlebags are mounted with ample clearance between the bags and the brake caliper and disc so they do not contact each other, even when the swingarm deflects under full load. 7. Once both saddlebags are mounted correctly, check all securing straps to be certain they are not interfering with or exposed to any moving parts. Tuck the tails of the leather straps underneath the portion of the straps that connect the two saddlebags. NOTE On some motorcycles, it will be necessary to mount the saddlebags over the outside surface of the rear shock. This is acceptable if all CAUTIONS and WARNINGS are observed
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 29-01-2011
Start on either the left or right side mirror. These instructions start with the right side mirror. Pull back the rubber boot covering the mirror mount. 1 2 3 Remove the accessory compartment cover. Remove the four screws on all sides of the accessory compartment. Remove the accessory compartment from the motorcycle fairing and set it aside. 4 The motorcycle’s electrical wiring for turn indicators is located forward of the accessory compartment cavity and behind the front amber turn indicator light. Disconnect the wire connected to the turn indicator light. 5 There are three screws holding the mirror housing to the mirror mount. Remove the three screws. Set the mirror housing aside.
Mirror Replacement – 2 – Remove the three screws holding the hinge to the mirror housing. Remove the hinge and remove the rubber boot surrounding the mirror housing. 1 Match the base of the hinge up to the new Signal® mirror housing. Mark the place on the hinge where the Signal® mirror wire will go through. Drill a ¼” hole in the hinge. 2 Position the rubber boot over the Signal® mirror housing. 3 Guide the Signal® mirror wire harness through the drilled hole in the hinge. Mount the hinge on the Signal® mirror housing using the original three screws.
Filed Under (Tips and Review) by admin on 10-11-2010
1. Saddlemen saddlebags mount over the back of the seat or rear fender of most motorcycles. When properly installed there will be one saddlebag on each side of the motorcycle with the split yoke resting on the fender or the seat. Both saddlebags must be securely mounted and tied down in a manner that does not interfere with any part of the motorcycle’s operation. Be certain the saddlebags or their mountings do not contact brake components, turn signals, taillight, brake light, suspension, swingarm, or drivetrain. These Shock Cutaway saddlebags have been designed to fit over your bike’s shock absorbers (see Fig. A), which allow for larger bags on bikes otherwise limited by shock and turn signal location. 2. We highly recommend that your bike be equipped with Saddlemen’s S4 saddlebag supports (see Fig. B) or equivalent. Saddlemen also offers Quick Disconnect rigid-mounting hardware kits for most bikes, that allow easy on, easy off bag installation and eliminate the yoke. For more information, see your dealer or contact Saddlemen at 310- 638-1222. 3. Your saddlebags must be at least two inches away from any exhaust pipe while the motorcycle is stationary or moving. You can adjust the split yoke to change the height of the bag on the motorcycle by adjusting the position of the hook and loop fastening system (Fig. C). Adjust the split yoke shorter to raise the height of the saddlebags, and longer to lower the height of the saddlebags. The split yoke can also be reversed by unbolting each yoke half from each saddlebag, and reversing the yoke’s position on your bike. This allows for the offset in the yoke to be positioned either forward or backwards providing clearance for the motorcycle’s components (Fig. D). 4. In addition to the hook and loop fastener, the bags rely on a nylon safety strap system to ensure proper and secure installation. This strap must be used, and tightened snugly. Assure that the strap’s short end with D-rings is pushed through the slot in the split yoke and resting on the topside it. Once the split yoke is set to the proper position, run the long safety strap over the top of the split yoke and secure it to the D-rings (see Fig E and F), and tighten it. 5. Once you’ve placed the saddlebags on your bike and have them adjusted properly, use the straps located on the bottom of each saddlebag (see Fig. E and G) to connect the saddlebag to the saddlebag support (if you are using Saddlemen’s S4 Saddlebag bracket refer to the instructions shipped with it). These lower straps adjust in length to assure a tight fit. Wrap them around the saddlebag support, snap the buckle halves together, and adjust the length of the strap assuring the strap is tight and supporting some of the saddlebags’ weight. Repeat this step on the other saddlebag.
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 16-02-2011
Specifications Overall Width: 57.75″ Overall Length: 108″ Overall Length w/EZ-Steer 109.5 Wheel Base: 71″ Extended 4.5″ At Rear Axel Wheel Base w/EZ Steer 72.5″ Load Capacity: 500 Lb Tire Size: 205 / 70 / R15 Wheel Size (15″) Offset +35 mm 15x7JJ 4×4.5 Tire Pressure 20 PSI Suspension: “Zero-Flex” Internal Swing Arm utilizing 3 shocks, OEM shock absorber plus 2 coil over shock absorbers. Rear Differential: Champion Lightweight rear axle / differential assembly. Gear Ratio 2.93:1 gear ratio Brakes: Original front plus 2 high performance disc brakes at rear. Storage Capacity: 6.75 cubic feet. 3 full-face helmets and additional storage. Trike Conversion Installation Kit Honda Goldwing GL1800 Champion Trikes Page 7 of 28 Revision 10 4 Removal of Original Parts Most tasks necessary in this guide can be accomplished with the vehicle on its center stand. Secure the center stand to one of the forward crash bars with a ratchet strap to keep vehicle from rolling forward and off the center stand. Be sure that the vehicle is laterally stable as well. Remove the following from the vehicle. See OEM manual for detailed instructions. Items to be retained for return of deposit or re-installation after modification shall be duly noted. • Seat (to be re-installed without modification) • Left and right side covers (to be re-installed without modification) • Battery and battery box (to be re-installed without modification) • Left and right saddle bags • Remove taillight and locking assemblies from saddlebags (to be returned for refund of deposit) • Trunk (to be re-installed without modification) • Left and right passenger foot rests (to be re-installed without modification) • Left and right foot rest under covers (to be modified and re-installed) • Left and right rear crash bars • Saddle bag trunk stay (to be modified and re-installed) • Left and right mufflers (Mufflers only, do not remove decorative covers) • Rear wheel • Left and right pivot bolt covers (to be re-installed without modification) • Reverse resistor (to be relocated) • Swing Arm – Note : Carry out brake system modifications (Section 5) prior to removing Swing Arm. • Note : Upper bolt of mono shock can be removed without removing the fuel tank. • Note : Do not remove actuator hose from actuator pump or shock absorber. Dismounting shock actuator pump will allow more movement of shock absorber when removing swing arm.Trike Conversion Installation Kit Honda Goldwing GL1800 Champion Trikes Page 8 of 28 Revision 10 5 Brake System Modification Note : Modification to the vehicle brake system should be carried out prior to removal of the swing arm. From the manufacturer, your Honda Gold Wing brake system utilizes both front and rear brakes when the foot brake is applied. In order to insure safe operation of your Gold Wing when converted to a Champion Sidecars Trike, the brake system must be modified to isolate the front and rear brake systems from each other. Once modification is complete, four of the six pistons in the front calipers operate only when the hand brake lever is applied. The rear brakes operate only when the foot brake pedal is applied. The diagrams below outline the difference between the GL1800 OEM brake system and the system as modified by the Champion Sidecars Trike Conversion Kit.
Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 10-02-2011
INSTALLATION NOTE Maximum saddlebag load is 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) for each bag. Do not exceed saddlebag weight capacity. Put equal weight in each bag. Too much weight in saddlebags can cause loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00383a) NOTE Saddlebag hangers must be mounted with the bend in the hanger facing out from the motorcycle. NOTE The saddlebags are symmetrical and can be mounted on either side. 1. See Figure 1. Remove the fender support cover screws from locations shown for mounting saddlebags. 2. Place lock washers (6) on two cap screws (5) and insert through the top holes of the saddlebag hanger. NOTE The FXSTC Does Not use narrow spacers (8) in Step 3 for the saddlebag installation. 3. With the cap screws in place on the hanger, place a wide spacer (7) followed by a narrow spacer (8) on each screw. 4. Thread the cap screws into the location of the original screws previously removed in Step 1 and tighten screws to 22 ft-lbs (30 Nm) . 5. From the inside of the saddlebag install two button head screws (2) with washers (3) through the upper mounting holes in the saddlebag and the hanger. 6. On the backside of the hanger install hex nuts (4) to the screws from previous step and tighten to 22 ft-lbs (30 Nm) . 7. Insert two button head screws through the lower two holes on the backside of the hanger and into the saddlebag. 8. From the inside of the saddlebag install washers and hex nuts to screws and tighten to 22 ft-lbs (30 Nm) . 9. Repeat Steps 1 through 8 for installation of the other saddlebag. Installation with Docking Points 1. If you choose to use the docking points from Kit 53930- 03, repeat the installation of previous Steps 1-8 and substitute the front and rear docking points for the spacers (7) in this Kit. You must use narrow spacers (8) from this kit for both the FLSTSB and the FXSTC when using the docking points. Install Reflectors