saddelbag removel


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saddelbag removel

Postby edgus347 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:54 am



I need to change my rear brakes and change my rear diff. oil. I'm 64 and by myself so what is the best way to remove them?



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Re: saddelbag removel

Postby 97Aspy » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:40 pm

The easiest way is to have a younger guy do the crawling around on his knees and laying on his back to get the job done. All jokes aside I'm about two years younger than you and have just finished doing these same tasks not long ago.

Here is an article from WingAdmin that describes how to remove rear wheel which explains how to remove saddle bags . You only have to remove left bag for rear brake replacement.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11395

final drive viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10535

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Re: saddelbag removel

Postby Fiberthree » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:58 pm

+1 on the bag removal. Just nine fasteners and you have access to all your stuff. Well... eleven if you count loosening the muffler clamp.
But it is a pretty easy job.
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Re: saddelbag removel

Postby brettchallenger » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:16 pm

Well... eleven if you count loosening the muffler clamp


Loosening the clamp is one thing, loosening the exhaust joint is another. Soak the joint for a few days with good quality penetrating oil and use a (soft) oil filter wrench to loosen the muffler. And good luck with that one!
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Re: saddelbag removel

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:03 am

There is also the swing the bags up method..take a few bolts out and swing the whole trunk/bag assembly up..and tie it off to the handlebars or a rafter in your garage. So a search there are a couple of how's to's around.
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Re: saddelbag removel

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:37 am

Its really not as bad as youd think. Except for the crawling around. The piece under the trunk can be tricky so try not to force it on or off. Also, the clips that hold the release cables to the bag are a PITA.
On the rear diff: make sure to crack open the fill port before you take out the drain plug, just in case it dont wanna move. That way youre not stuck with an empty differential for awhile. The exhaust bolt is in the way and too long to take out but the exhaust can be pried over enuf to get the tab off the bolt.
Just take your time and pay attn and you shouldnt have any problems.

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Re: saddelbag removel

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:45 pm

brettchallenger wrote:
Well... eleven if you count loosening the muffler clamp


Loosening the clamp is one thing, loosening the exhaust joint is another. Soak the joint for a few days with good quality penetrating oil and use a (soft) oil filter wrench to loosen the muffler. And good luck with that one!


I use this same method, soaking the joint with PB Blaster many times over a couple of days, then I use two strap wrenches - one right near the joint, and one farther out on the muffler. The idea is to rotate the muffler and break it free without applying pressure one way or another to the collector box outlet.





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