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Re: changing rear fender on 2003 fatboy
Here's my 2 cents... you need to remove the seat, saddlebags, disconnect battery, dsconnect the wiring harness, remove the signal lamps and the hardware securing the fender. There are torque values u need to know when installing the new one. This is all in the service manual for your model. I would go to the dealer and get one, you want all the specs correct and thats the only way to get em
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If it's the stock seat, there is a screw at the back of the seat that screws into a fitting on the rear fender. There are also an Allen bolt on each side at the rear of the driver seat that screw into the frame. Undo these three, pull the seat up and back and off it comes.
Well, it's not the most difficult job on your bike but it is a good size job. You'll have to remove the rear wheel, the rear brake caliper (which means you'll have to bleed the brakes when you reassemble it), remove the rear fender with the electrics for the brake light, disconnect the shocks underneath the bike, and any saddlebags or sissy bars that might be on the bike. The swing arm is not that complicated but a lot of stuff has to come off to replace the bearings. I've attached a drawing of the swingarm.