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Need a new seat. like 2 find saddle bags and center support stand

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Install saddle bags


A bolt is underneth the driver seat at rear. Hard to see. Maybe pull off driver seat first the rear seat - be sure you are using a soft saddlebag
support. Don't get bags caught in wheel

Oct 07, 2009 | 1992 Suzuki LS 650 Savage

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Need installation instructions for oem vstar 1100 saddlebags and mounts.


Two bolts on the rear fender will need to be removed.
Also remove the passenger Pillion(Seat). Normally one bolt in the back and the pillion slides into the driver seat. Pulling back on the pillion after removal of the hold down bolt usually releases it.

The brackets to hold the saddlebags straight and away from the rear tire/ brake disc. Mounts with shims to the two bolt holes on either side of the bike. (remember those bolts removed earlier?) Center the saddle bags by eye. Sometimes it is best to have someone hold the bike straight and center from the rear. If the bike is on the kick stand, it will not be easy to center the saddle bags.

Next put the passenger pillion back in place.
Check the bracket clearance and make sure no part of the saddle bags are touching any moving part. You can bend the brackets to adjust but usually not necessary. Just be careful with the chrome fender flares.
Those curved chrome rear fender shiny things. :)
You can scratch the paint very easily while working with them.
Use a cloth/towel where you can to prevent marring of the paint.
Really simple to do with minimal tools. Some of the saddle bag bracket kits come with longer bolts. Use them!

My 1100 Vstar I used the twist rods from a set of Shoe Stretchers.
Screwed directly into a kuryakyn foot peg adapter. Black with a triangular tip worked great. Heck of a lot cheaper too!
Nice thing about this arrangement, only had to remove the foot peg bolts. Then the rear passenger seat. Easy to adjust the angle of the bracket by loosening the foot peg either side. Pull up, push down or bend out to get proper position.

Good luck!
Hope this helps!

Sep 12, 2009 | 2005 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

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How do the straps go for the saddlebags on a 2003 Buell Blast?


I have a 2007 Blast. It really depends on the make of the saddle bags but assuming they are generic soft bags, here is the usual procedure.

Remove the seat. The connecting center straps for the bags will go under the seat and are held in place by the seat itself. Laying the straps over the top of the seat will allow them to shift and/or blow completely off the bike.

Adjust the straps so that the bags are as close to the edge of the seat while still hanging at a verticle angle. Too loose they hang too low. Too tight and they will compress around the bodywork of the tail section and reduce the usable space inside the bag or possibly damage the contents you fill it with. Once the seat is put back on that is usually enough to keep the straps secured from sliding front or back but depending on the placement of the bag straps you could place a strap behind a d-ring peg to keep the bag from sliding down towards the front of the bike.

Usually you need to nothing more to secure the bags but depending on the bag itself there may be a strap you can anchor the bottom of each bag to the passenger peg or a strap that connects the two bags across the bottom of the bags. Just remember to NEVER anchor the bags to the swingarm. It may seem like a no brainer but you'd be surprised at how many people don't think that far ahead and do it anyway. LOL.

Jun 21, 2009 | 2003 Buell Blast

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Lacing Saddlebags


Yes you will need brackets. You can find them at your Honda dealership. They mount to your fender where the two fender bracket bolts are located. You take the two bolts out, line the saddlebag brackets up with the holes, then replace the bolts. It should take about 5 mins.

Apr 16, 2009 | 2004 Honda VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre

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Removing the seat of V-Star 1100 Classic 2001?


is this just the seat itself or the seat cover? if its the seat assembly there should be 2 bolts holding the seat down located somewhere around the rear of the seat aprox 2 inches below the seat. if your talking about the seat cover you have to remove the staples thats holding the fabric down to the seat pan.

Jan 27, 2009 | 2001 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

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Seat removal


The strap that goes around the seat bolts to the fender under the fender it's self or to the sides near the front of the fender struts or behind the saddle bags if you have them.
They are usually held on by either an allen bolt or a capped hex bolt.
If it is attached under the seat it is held by 1 bolt through both ends to 1 hole.

Dec 27, 2008 | 2008 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide

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Travel tool kit


Try looking under your seat. A lot bikes/atvs carry them under the seat. It feels hard to lift them up but there is usually a lever to release it just at the tip of the seat near the gas tank. Being an older bike more than likely it has been removed especially if it was purchased used. Cabela's has kits for about 50.00. You can log onto their website at www.cabelas.com. Search the site along the left side of the page it is very easy.

Nov 12, 2008 | 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe

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Looking for sportster hard saddle bag installation instructions


nstructions Difficulty: Moderate Things You’ll Need: Step1 Determine what type of saddlebags you will be installing on your motorcycle. Saddlebags come in hard and soft styles, with each installed in basically the same manner. Hard bags tend to offer more security for your items but are a bit on the bulky side, while soft bags offering a little more flexibility. Step2 Check to make sure that your fender bolt area is clean and prepped for installation of your saddlebags. Both hard and soft saddlebags on Harley Davidsons are installed over the fender bolt area on the rear of the motorcycle, so clearing this area of debris and grime will keep it free of scratches and blemishes. Step3 Install any spacers or lifting brackets before you try and place your bags on your Harley Davidson. These spacers will keep you bags from resting against your exhaust pipes and will avoid damage to your motorcycle and to the bags themselves. Make sure they are installed tightly and spaced properly before mounting your bags. Step4 Open the saddle bag packaging and lay out the included hardware. The hardware will be necessary to properly mount your saddlebags to your fenders, so be sure that you do not misplace it. If your saddle bag comes with a fender mounting bracket, install it along the fender before proceeding. This bracket will be used to hold and stabilize your saddlebags, so it is essential that it is properly tightened and installed. Step5 Hold your saddle bag up to the fender and align the bolt holes in the saddle bag with the bolt area on the fender. Your saddle bag will have mounting holes in the side of the bag that will align with the mounting bracket. Place one of the bolts in the hole and tighten to hold it on. Put the remaining bolt in place and tighten them both securely once they are aligned correctly. Step6 Repeat this process with the remaining saddle bag. The bags should align evenly and be attached straight to avoid any imbalances or shifting while the motorcycle is in motion. Try and wiggle or move the bags to be sure your bolts are tight enough to prevent movement. Step7 Take your Harley Davidson for a short ride. Stop and check the fitting on your saddlebags and look at your bolts. Make sure nothing has moved during your ride and that all of your fittings remain tight. With just a bit of effort, your new saddlebags will make your Harley Davidson the envy of the neighborhood.

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