Saddlebag support question

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by SweetMilo2k, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. SweetMilo2k

    SweetMilo2k Member

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    Hi there,

    I want to put saddlebags on my '92 XLH883.
    I also saw I need those brackets for the saddlebag support.
    But in the info of the brackets it says that the rear indicators have to be relocated.
    Can anybody tell me what this means in terms of where the lights are gonna go?
    Is it hard to do?
    Does anyone have pictures of their Sporty with the brackets on?

    It realize it's a lot of questions, but I want to know this before I get into trouble.
     
  2. SweetMilo2k

    SweetMilo2k Member

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    Does this mean I have to get new wires as well?
    As the current will probably be too short?
     
  3. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    No, the wires are fine. I relocated them to the sides of the license plate bracket. I think they look better there. Pretty easy project...3 on a 1 to 10 scale. You can see them if you look at the pic of my Sporty in the Galleries.
     
  4. SweetMilo2k

    SweetMilo2k Member

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    I'll try to find your pic, sharky.

    edit: Sorry Shark, I can't find your pic. I'll drop by my local HD-service guy.
     
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  5. Sharky1948

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  6. SweetMilo2k

    SweetMilo2k Member

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    Okay, thanks Shark.
    This gives me a pretty good idea of what it is gonna look like.
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    BTW the HD 2009 Accessory "Bible" has the HD wire frame type bag spacers. Your bike is an earlier model, but you might also want to check out the site below that Glider found recently. (Part 2) shows how to relocate turn signals w/ layback license plate holder; how to put on aftermarket locking mounting brackets (fits different brands of removable leather bags like Leatherworks and others. It's a little long, but worth the view...! You may have friends who would work with you or at least know how the HD dealer would do it! :coffee

    2004 Sportster Custom Introduction
     
  8. SweetMilo2k

    SweetMilo2k Member

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    Thanx for the info.
    But I already have the brackets and the bags installed.
    Without relocating the indicatorlights.
    I just had to cut away a little piece of leather.
    It's not bad.
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Yeah, I hear you, I wanted to keep within a budget, so I moved by rear indicator lights by 1 position (they help center my throwover 14"Wx 17"Tx5"W leather bags). Used HD frames to keep them away from the wheels and secured yoke under the seat...Drag Specialties product works great. :D