HARLEY DAVIDSON SOFTAIL SADDLEBAG KITS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

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Filed Under (Harley Davidson) by admin on 10-02-2011

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INSTALLATION 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) NOTES Maximum saddlebag weight capacity is 7 lbs (3.18 kg) for each bag. Proper installation of these kits requires that tasks be completed for one side of the motorcycle first before continuing to the opposite side. 2000-2002 Models with Wide Tire Kit 1. See Figure 1. Remove and discard stock screws (1) and washers (2) from fender support. Button head screws from wide tire kit must be installed with button heads on inside of fender. Fastener contact with tire can lead to premature tire failure, which could result in death or serious injury. (00417b) 2. See Table 3. Determine appropriate screw from wide tire kit. 3. See Figure 2. Install saddlebag using screw (from wide tire kit) (1), washer (2) and nut (3). The screws are installed from inside to outside of fender. NOTE If you do not have the appropriate screw from the wide tire kit, it can be purchased from a Harley-Davidson dealer. Table 3. Wide Tire Kit Screws (3/8-16) Wide Tire Kit 44490-00, Hardware Kit 43763-00 Wide Tire Kit 44490-00, Hardware Kit 43761-00 Part Number and Length X X 4030 – 2-1/2 inch X X 4225 – 3-1/2 inch X X 4224 – 1-1/2 inch X X 4044 – 1-1/4 inch X 4215 – 2 inch X 3912 – 2-3/4 inch X X 4228 – 2-1/4 inch X X 4229 – 3-1/4 inch Failure to tighten saddlebag mounting bolts to specified torque could result in damage to saddlebags. (00406c) 4. Tighten all saddlebag hardware to 22 ft-lbs (30 Nm). NOTE Check that front screws have at least one thread exposed beyond the nut after proper torque has been applied. 5. Install reflectors on saddlebag. Refer to Install Reflectors subtopic.