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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 01:11 PM
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Did you ever post the pictures to this modification?

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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 11:31 PM
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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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moved mine back 2-3/4", had to make some minor adjustments to the build, since the rear trunk holes are farther apart on my wing than the front trunk mount holes. Once I figured out the ratio, I was all good! I had to lengthen the wiring to the trunk taillights and turn signals. I did not have to lengthen the saddlebag latch cables, just a little rerouting got me enough length for them to work. I used 1" x 1/4 aluminum for the build, and did the helmet latch setback as well.

As most others on this posting, I didn't take any pictures of the build in progress, but will try to remember if I ever have to take the trunk off again
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I moved ours back in 2005 or 06 ...... about 2-1/4".
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