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Saddlebag support question

Hi there, I want to put saddlebags on my '92 XLH883. I also saw I need those brackets for the saddlebag support. But in the info of the brackets it says that the rear indicators have to be relocated. Can anybody tell me what this means in terms of where the lights are gonna go? Is it hard to do? Does anyone have pictures of their Sporty with the brackets on? It realize it's a lot of questions, but I want to know this before I get into trouble.

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Leather Lyke has the hard bags and the relocator included. Pics are on their site. J&P has a better lay down tag bracket with signal relocator for the Sporty. Harley usually relocates the signal to thelast hole of the fender strut with a smaller signal post but due to the limited lenght on the Sporty most relocate to the tag bracket. It is an easy job with a couple of wrenches an Allen wrench and a soldering iron to rerout the wiring a bit.

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Go to V-Twin .com click sporty catalog and make a search He's got everything

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They relocate the turn signals further back and hold them out behind the bags

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The solution to this problem, unfortunately, will involve the destruction of two hinge pins; since the hinge is sold only as an assembly, the entire hinge will have to be replaced. I'm sorry about that, but I thought you ought to know that before you start the repair.

Look at each end of the hinge (on the outside of the bag); you will notice a hole and (it may take a flashlight to see it) the end of a hinge pin within. Those hinge pins will have to be driven toward the center of the hinge until the hinge halves separate; that's much less than an inch, but is SEEMS more like 30 feet. Use a nail set that fits loosely in the hole, or a hardened nail about the same size with the tip ground flat.

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The solution to this problem, unfortunately, will involve the destruction of two hinge pins; since the hinge is sold only as an assembly, the entire hinge will have to be replaced. I'm sorry about that, but I thought you ought to know that before you start the repair.

Look at each end of the hinge (on the outside of the bag); you will notice a hole and (it may take a flashlight to see it) the end of a hinge pin within. Those hinge pins will have to be driven toward the center of the hinge until the hinge halves separate; that's much less than an inch, but is SEEMS more like 30 feet. Use a nail set that fits loosely in the hole, or a hardened nail about the same size with the tip ground flat.

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The cover of the catch is secured by 1/4-turn fasteners, you'll see the phillips-head slots. Turn the screwheads until all fasteners are obviously loose; the cover can then be removed. There is a bent catch actuator arm beneath; push the top (free end, well, actually MIDDLE) of the arm toward the outside of the saddlebag cover, and the catches you removed from the saddlebag can be freed and remounted on the saddlebag.

You'll see the bottom of the release button through the catch actuator assembly; push it out, back to its' normal position. You're likely to find one of two things wrong: the actuator arm (4XY-2841A-00-00) is bent or broken, or the lock assembly (4XY-W2843-00-00) has a bent or broken actuator tab or lever. A bolt may also be missing from either the actuator arm or lock assemblies; that would typically cause misalignment or binding.

Replace the hinge, reassemble the saddlebag top with the appropriate repair parts, mount and take a nice, long ride to relieve the frustration.

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