Kit Number
52866-06, 52124-09
For model fitment information, see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of (English only).
This instruction sheet provides directions for installing a Detachable Sideplate with an existing sissybar assembly.
Additional Parts Required
The appropriate docking hardware and possibly a directional relocation kit must be installed prior to installation of this sideplate kit. These kits must be purchased separately from a Harley-Davidson Dealer.
Table 1. Docking Hardware Kits
Docking Hardware Kit
Table 2. Directional Relocation Kits
Docking Hardware and Directional Relocation Kit
53961-06 and 53968-06
All except FXDWG
If mounting this kit with Saddlebags, part number 53968-06 is not required.
Loctite® 262 (red), Part Number 94759-99, is available from your Harley-Davidson Dealer.
Kit Contents
Table 3. Kit Contents
Description (Quantity)
P/N Chrome
P/N Black
Side Plate, detachable, right
Side Plate, detachable, left
Button head screws (4)
3Buttonhead screw
4Rotary latch
5Backrest bracket
6Screws (2)
Figure 1. Detachable Sissybar Sideplate Assembly
See Figure 1. Install new or existing sissybar (2) to detachable sideplates (1) using four buttonhead screws (3). Apply Loctite® 262 (red) to screws before installation. Tighten screws to 11–14 N·m (96–120 in-lbs).
For Kit 52124-09 discard the chrome backrest bracket from the backrest pad kit and replace it with the black bracket from sissybar kit 51851-09, if purchased separately.
1Correct installation shown: the side plate is fully engaged in the docking point
2Incorrect installation shown: the side plate is not fully engaged in the docking point
3Right side plate
4Right front docking point
Figure 2. Sideplate Must Fit Into Docking Point Correctly
1Fender support bracket (reference)
2Front sideplate notch
3Front docking point
Figure 3. Place Front Notches Into Front Docking Points
1. See Figure 2. Note the correct (1) and incorrect (2) installation of the sideplate (3) engagement in the docking point (4).
2. See Figure 3. While standing behind the motorcycle, place the front sideplate notches (2) into the front docking points (3) as shown in Figure 3. (Sideplate sissybar assembly in this illustration is not shown in its entirety.) See Figure 2 for views of correct and incorrect sideplate positions.
Check alignment as described in Step 2 and Figure 2. Failure to properly align the docking points and sideplates may result in damage to the rear docking points.
1Rear View
2Rotary latch
4Rear docking point
Figure 4. Pull Back Rotary Latches And Lower Sideplate Onto Rear Docking Points
3. See Figure 4. Pull the rotary latches (2) back into their rearmost position as shown in Figure 4. Position the rear rotary latches over the rear docking points (4), making certain the latches and sideplates (3) fit into the neck (5) of the rear docking points as shown in the rear view in Figure 4. This may require some gentle squeezing or spreading of the sideplates.
4. Push downward and close the rotary latches by pressing the latch lever as far forward as it will go as shown in Figure 5. You will hear a click when the latch is in place. If the latch does not easily close, do not force. Recheck alignment as shown in Figure 4 and Figure 2.
1Release latch
Figure 5. Close Rotary Latches By Pushing Latch Fully Forward.
After installing sissy bar/sideplate assembly, pull upward to be sure it is locked in position. While riding, a loose sissy bar/sideplate assembly can shift causing loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00388a)
5. To remove the sideplates, press the release latch (1) shown in Figure 5 and pull the rotary latch lever back. Carefully lift the rear of the sideplates up and pull the sideplates out of the front docking points.