Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Smiths sta., Alabama, USA
Model: 1999 1500SE Motortrike
Even though this is a pretty old post, I saw it again, and wanted to answer the questions above. The aluminum is basically bolted where the trunk WAS, and the new holes you make and thread in it, are where the trunk will now sit and be attatched. The helmet holder thingy will work, but it is a PIA to manipulate the spacer and all the latch stuff. That's why I just left them where they were, and Dremeled the oblong hole a little bigger, so they'd still poke through the bottom. I have checked the assembly every time we rode, since that IS my wife leaning back on MY work! It has never gotten loose, or failed, so I guess the plans are good to go! If I had any suggestion to add, it would be to use steel instead, and have it welded properly to the existing bracketry, for a permanent installation. The aluminum is easier to work with, but welding/steel just seems better for saftey. If an aluminum bracket flexed enough times(cycled),seems the aluminum could crack. Also, I used Loc-tite on the nuts/bolts. I check it every ride. So far,though, so good. jimsjinx
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