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Purchased today a standard V2 hitch by Bushtech. Are there any tips or techniques that would make the job easier and/or or safer? I thought maybe a jack to hold up the saddlebags.

Any other was to step it?
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Do you have a Pic?That would help a lot. Anything like the one below?
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If the main brace attaches to the fender, Disconnect the botton bolts on both rear shocks, slide them off, make sure its on the centerstand, and #1 put a small block under the wheel. This will give you the leverage to raise several pieces at one time.
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On Most of the Hitches, you can get an extension adaptor to raise the saddlebags. Some even mount on the exaust.
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Thanks everyone! Heading out to the garage to start the work.;)
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Well, things did not go to badly. :shock: Read the instructions several times, looked at the location, compared pictures to bike, re-read the instructions, checked the service manual, re-re-read instructions. Three hours later, hitch installed.

Now, tomorrow wire it up, get a 5-4 converter, extra wire and wire cover, and I will be set.

Thanks for the help. :waving::waving:

P.S. By the way, as was mentioned in another post, I did not touch the mufflers. Everything went smoothly, except for the lower front bracket nut - that was a bear to get on.

I also marked the lower saddle bag attachment with a dry erase marker. When I removed the bolt the saddle bag moved slightly upward, few pounds of pressure downward with a little oil and the new bolt went right back in. Torque to 20 ft lbs.

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