Saddlebag alignement

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by DANNY MC, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. DANNY MC

    DANNY MC Active Member

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    Lookin from the rear of my 09 heritage,my left side bag (clutch side) seems to be further away from the fender than the right side bag,is this right?:rofl
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    I looked at my Heritage and the bags are the same distance from the fender.
     
  3. DANNY MC

    DANNY MC Active Member

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    Cheers,will have to see if there is a way to adjust them
     
  4. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    I have a Road King, and mine are not level. The two white pin stripes at the bottom of my saddle bags point down on outboard side i have tried to adjust w/o any success. Any Ideas???? WoW my Bikes freakin dirty!

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  5. DANNY MC

    DANNY MC Active Member

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    hi Fourdogs,urs r similar to mine,my left bag(clutch side) is lower and about 1" further out from fender than other side,its under warranty so once weather warms up will give it back to dealer see if they can sort it?
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Fourdogs; The way I got my bags leveled was to remove the QD pins, and make sure the bags are sitting on the bottom support correctly. Then I had wife push on each bag until it looked straight. I then loosened the two bolts on each QD wire bracket and moved the brackets to align with the pins. It took a little fiddling, not bad. BE CAREFUL that you don't adjust the bag too far forward that it contacts the side cover.
    If the above doesn't work, check the alignment of your rear crash bars and bag guards. They can also be moved a small amount to level the bags.
     
  7. SoonerSoftail

    SoonerSoftail Active Member

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    The bags om my Heritage weren't the same distance from the fender. Actually, they were at the top but not at the bottom. I removed the one that looked wrong and removed the brace from the back of the bag. Then I bent the brace (not easy) and kept test fitting until both bags were the same.
     
  8. CRIMSON KING

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    The bags on my 07 Heritage are exactly the same on both sides. I havent noticed any differance.
     
  9. DANNY MC

    DANNY MC Active Member

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    Mine are fine also at the top,its the bottom of the bags were the diff is,which one did you choose to adjust,im thinkin the one that is further away from fender looks like the odd one??:rofl
     
  10. SoonerSoftail

    SoonerSoftail Active Member

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    Mine was sticking out too. I think it was the left. I just looked wrong.