Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by hogcowboy, Jun 8, 2012.
Any of you folks that installed the detachable lowers kit regret it? Was it worth the money?
The kit in your link is for 2004 & earlier models, but they do list one for 2005+ bikes which should be these: Harley Davidson Quick Detach Lowers Hardware Kit [HD019-05] - $89.95 : BadDog Custom Motorcycle Accessories, Customize Your Ride
I have HD's quick kit (came w/lowers fm CraigsList purchase) and they're fantastic. Makes install/removal extremely easy & these look similar so I vote yes!!! You can't put a price on convenience, right...?? :s
Ya, I think I'm going to do it. Being here in Texas we really only need the lowers for one or two months at best. And sure as I take them off and wait 10 months to put them back on, some of the mount hardware will have grown legs. I like the idea of everything in one place. Don't know if that will stop things from growing legs still but maybe a better chance anyway.:bigsmiley12:
I installed the HD detach kit (#58146-07) with my lowers four years ago and have yet to remove the lowers, except once to replace the crash bar. I would not recommend it unless you'll be detaching them frequently, and to determine that I would install the lowers without them and ride for six months in a trial period. The standard hardware requires only common tools to remove and I doubt if the detach kits will save much time.
Rivco has these on sale. $49.95
RIVCO Products, Inc. :: Engine Guards :: Quick Detach Lowers Hardware Kit for Harley-Davidson (Fits Ultras 2005 & Newer)
I'm going to have to agree with iclick, it's quite a bit colder here in Illinois than Texas and I only put mine on when it gets really cold. It doesn't take that long at all. If it were me I would put the money towards something else.
Here in the south (Atlanta GA) I ride on the interstates a lot. Lots of FOD on the roads. I've been hit by a lot of FOD in the past and it hurts, even draws blood. I'll keep my lowers on.
For those not familiar with aviation terminology:
FOD = Foreign Object Damage
At first I thought it was nice having the ability to quickly/easily remove my lowers, but now I only remove them for thorough cleaning. With the vents they still cool nice + I've got hwy pegs to use, if I want to catch some air on legs. Mine pretty much never come off, but still like having quick release HW.
Thanks Doc. Some times I forget that everyone does not speak Mongo
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