Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 11-02-2011

INSTALLATION Improper loading of cargo or installation of accessories can affect motorcycle stability and handling, which could result in death or serious injury. (00095a) Harley-Davidson cannot test and make specific recommendations regarding every accessory or combination of accessories sold, the rider must assume responsibility for safe operation of the motorcycle when installing accessories or carrying additional weight. Use the following guidelines when equipping a motorcycle or carrying passengers and cargo. •The gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is shown on the information plate located on the frame steering head. GVWR is the sum of the weight of the motorcycle and accessories and the maximum weight of the rider and cargo that may be carried safely. Do not pull a trailer with this motorcycle. Do not exceed the GVWR as indicated on the frame label. •Keep cargo weight concentrated close to the motorcycle and as low as possible to minimize the change in the motorcycle’s center of gravity. Distribute weight evenly on both sides of the vehicle and do not load bulky items too far behind the rider or add weight to the handlebars or front forks. Do not exceed 25 pounds (11 kilograms) maximum load in the backpack. •If attaching to a luggage rack, do not exceed the capacity of the rack. •Be sure cargo is secure and will not shift while riding. Periodically recheck load. •Ensure that the bag strap buckles are secure. •Secure backpack straps inside top pocket, keep away from rear wheel. •See Accessories and Cargo section of Owner’s Manual for more information. •Large surfaces, such as fairings, windshields, backrests and luggage racks, can affect handling. These items should be designed and approved by Harley-Davidson specifically for the motorcycle model and be properly installed.