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    OK guys, the chrome on my stock sissy bar and luggage rack is in bad shape.
    I can send it to chrome for about $250 and I was thinking that before doing that, I could try to make it a detachable one and send it to chrome.
    Has anyone done that before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flcusat View Post
    OK guys, the chrome on my stock sissy bar and luggage rack is in bad shape.
    I can send it to chrome for about $250 and I was thinking that before doing that, I could try to make it a detachable one and send it to chrome.
    Has anyone done that before?
    I am about to do that . IMO you need to notch the mounting holes to "U" shape obviously, and then depends on what locking system you buy, drill the holes for it. I bought HD hardware , but it is still in the bag. 'Some9' gave me that idea....

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    .For the cut outs check the pictures of Jardine here:
    http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ja...art/34-4007-01

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    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/DETACHABLE-SI...mtr&rmvSB=true
    http://www.cavalrycustoms.com/store/product173.html
    http://www.cavalrycustoms.com/store/product368.html

    Obviously you need to buy proper metric bolts....
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    Thank You for sharing. I will look into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thevili View Post
    I am about to do that . IMO you need to notch the mounting holes to "U" shape obviously, and then depends on what locking system you buy, drill the holes for it. I bought HD hardware , but it is still in the bag. 'Some9' gave me that idea....

    HD hardware:



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    .For the cut outs check the pictures of Jardine here:
    http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ja...art/34-4007-01

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    . I found some parts here:
    .
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/DETACHABLE-SI...mtr&rmvSB=true
    http://www.cavalrycustoms.com/store/product173.html
    http://www.cavalrycustoms.com/store/product368.html

    Obviously you need to buy proper metric bolts....
    Is there a particular reason why you selected this kit? I know they make different ones for models and years.
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    Also, how the chrome looks on those latches. I rather spend a little bit more in the real one from HD than in a knock off that eventually it is going to peal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flcusat View Post
    Is there a particular reason why you selected this kit? I know they make different ones for models and years.
    When I was shopping for it, I found only this one suitable. My latches are black because Cavalry did not have any in stock, so I ordered those EBay ones - only available in black at that time...
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    Someone just had a Jardine removable backrest in the forsale section...

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    I did the same thing with the HD hardware. https://www.m109riders.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=237186

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    I apologize. I had planned on giving more details about how I did the mod and got side tracked. After I get home tonight I'll post some close ups. I drilled the existing holes out slightly larger than the diameter of the nylon on the mounting post then cut the slot with a band saw and filed it . I used masking tape to protect the chrome and it makes it easy to lay out the lines. The exact position of the mounting bolt the latch pivots on was a little tricky to figure out. The third picture shows how I lined up the latch to the slot to transfer the hole location.The chrome doesnt look as bad as it does in these pics.

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    Thank you for sharing this. I don't know how come I had missed the thread that you posted.
    How is the finish on those latches? I rather paid the extra $30 for the originals for a better looking finish
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    Well, after reading the whole thread it looks like I made some comments there and I don't even remember it, isn't that great.
    Could you please some close up of the bags and how they attach?
    Thanks in advance.
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    After further analyzing the pictures also realized that the latches are going on the inside part, so the finish it might not be that important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flcusat View Post
    Thank you for sharing this. I don't know how come I had missed the thread that you posted.
    How is the finish on those latches? I rather paid the extra $30 for the originals for a better looking finish
    The finish is nice. Don't get to hung up on it though. You hardly see them.

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    I'll get some pics of the bag mounting later tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmbull View Post
    I'll get some pics of the bag mounting later tonight.

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    From this kit:
    http://www.cavalrycustoms.com/store/product368.html

    Do you use only the posts or the spacers are also needed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flcusat View Post
    From this kit:
    http://www.cavalrycustoms.com/store/product368.html

    Do you use only the posts or the spacers are also needed?
    I didn't use the spacers. I used hardened washers and adjusted accordingly to get the right spacing for the width of the backrest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmbull View Post
    I didn't use the spacers. I used hardened washers and adjusted accordingly to get the right spacing for the width of the backrest.

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    That is what I thought. Thanks.
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    I used a countersunk flat head so the bolt wouldn't interfere with the latch.


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    I cut the bolt so that it didn't stick out of past the lock nut.


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    Thnaks, but what modification did you so to the top part of the brackets since they were supposed to land where the post are.
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    Never mind, I just realized hat you just moved the whole bracket a little bit to the side.
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    The post that you used looks like these?

    These look like original HD posts. Or the one the Calvary Home sales?

    The reason I'm asking is because I have free time to do this this weekend and I can get the original ones from a local HD dealer.
    I looked to every single one on HD web site and pretty much all of the post look identical to this, but the wider post that Calvary sales looks different (a little bit wider on one of the chrome side).
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    The short post looks the same as the HD one but the long one will need about a half inch spacer.

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    Yes, this is what I noticed. I went through the whole HD collection and none of them is like the one on Calvary's.
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