Detachable Tourpak kit concern

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by flh canuck, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. flh canuck

    flh canuck Active Member

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    Just bought a detachable tourpak kit for my Electraglide classic and damn does it ever look good without the pizza box. Much nicer and a few pounds lighter for cruising around town as well.

    My concern: After paying damn near $400 Canadian for the detachable kit, I am not real impressed with the mounting system as it looks a little flimsy considering the weight of the tour pack plus vibration etc.. Last thing I want is to go on a long trip and have to worry about a fully loaded tourpak.

    Anybody had any problems with this detachable mounting system or am I overly concerned about nothing? :19:
     
  2. tlyoungb

    tlyoungb Junior Member

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    I have one on my EGS. I am glad I got it. It has surly came in handy. Not sure what you concerns are? They do have locks for them if that is what you concern is. Look at Harley Davidsons website.
     
  3. XcellsHD

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    I bought the 2 point docking kit, and currently use it for GF or taking my kid out on weekend rides with the detachable backrest. I've never had any concerns as to the stability of the unit. I say mount the tour pack and hit the road.

    I'm sure all the HD engineers thought about all the aspect's of the mounting kit before selling to the public..... right????
     
  4. flh canuck

    flh canuck Active Member

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    My main concern was that not unlike smitty901, my wife really likes the Tourpak when she rides with me and when she packs all her stuff in there for a weekend trip, its loaded down pretty good. I was suprised at how heavy the Tourpak is by itself with no stuff in it but obviously my concerns are un-founded.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    I used to use the detachable tour pack on my 99 RK all the time with various amounts of stuff in it, never had any issues with the docking points put it on and ride!!. :eam
     
  6. ww1flyingace

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    Dont think I have ever read of one failing.
     
  7. MIHDrider

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    Had one on my Road king before... and loaded down like in the picture and have never had an issue with instability of falling off. The tent sliding out and falling off is a different issue altogether though. Don't worry about it it will be fine.