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Taking off rear turn signal to install saddlebag bracket

I am installing hard bags but cant get the rear turn signal off, how do i do this?

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    trying to install detachable saddlebags without relocating rear signals

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Look on the inside of rear fender, right in-line with the turn signal. There is a nut that you will take off and it lets turn signal come off.

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