Kit Number
This kit fits all 1999 and later FLHR (Road King®) models, FLTR (Road Glide®) and FLHT (Electra Glide® standard) models having license plates measuring a maximum of 7-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches (184 x 108 mm). Also fits 2003 FLHRSEI2 (Screamin' Eagle® Road King).
Does not fit with Detachable Tour-Pak Rack, part number 53276-04. Does not fit 2002 FLHRSEI (Screamin' Eagle Road King).
Kit Contents
1. Remove the license plate from the vehicle (if installed). Remove the two hex head bolts holding the original equipment (O.E.) license-plate bracket in place. Retain the bolts. The license-plate bracket can be discarded.
2. See Figure 1. Install the new layback license plate mount (1) using the O.E. hex head bolts. Tighten the bolts to 25.8 N·m (19 ft-lbs).
1License plate mount, layback
2Screw, button head (4)
3Flat washer, 1/2 in. (13 mm) O.D. (4)
4Flat washer, 5/8 in. (16 mm) O.D. (4)
5Lock nut (4)
6Reflector assembly, Part Number 59365-07
Figure 1. Layback License Plate Mount Components
3. Place a small diameter flat washer (3) over the threads of a button-head screw (2) from the kit. Insert the screw, from the front, through one of the bottom holes in the license plate and the new layback mount. Place a large diameter flat washer (4) over the screw threads, and fasten with a lock nut (5) from the kit. Finger tighten only.
4. Repeat for the second bottom hole. If license-plate hole spacing allows, repeat for both top holes. Tighten all license-plate fasteners securely.
Ambient temperature should be at least 60° F (16° C) for proper adhesion of the reflector assembly (6) to the rear fender.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108 requires motorcycles to be equipped with rear and side reflectors. Be sure rear and side reflectors are properly mounted. Poor visibility of rider to other motorists can result in death or serious injury. (00336b)
5. Clean the rear fender area beneath the tail lamp with a mixture of 50 to 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30 to 50% distilled water. Allow to dry thoroughly.
6. Before removing the adhesive backing of the reflector assembly, test fit the reflector to the fender, centered from left to right, so the reflector surface is parallel to the face of the tail lamp lens.
a. Measure and lightly mark the centerline of the black reflector base, tail lamp lens, and the rear fender below the tail lamp with a wax pencil or water-based marker.
b. Use a straight-edge to find a location on the fender one inch (25.4 mm) below the bottom edge of the tail lamp lens at the centerline as indicated in Figure 2. Do not follow the curve of the fender, but measure straight vertically. Make a horizontal mark on the fender at this location.
c. Position the reflector to the rear fender, with the top of the black base at the horizontal mark. Verify that the reflector surface is parallel to the face of the tail lamp lens, adjusting the position of the reflector up or down slightly on the fender as necessary to become parallel. Mark the final location of the reflector on the fender.
d. Remove un-needed markings from the fender and reflector base, and clean any dirt or grease from the fender in the reflector mounting area.
1Tail/ stop lamp lens
2Reflector assembly
3Vertical measure one inch (25.4 mm)
Figure 2. Reflector Mounting
7. Peel the liner from the adhesive backing of the reflector assembly. Carefully position the reflector to the rear fender, and press firmly into place. Hold the reflector in position with steady pressure for five minutes to ensure proper adhesion.
Allow AT LEAST 24 hours after applying the reflector before exposing the area to vigorous washing, strong water spray or extreme weather.
The adhesive bond will increase to maximum strength after about 72 hours at normal room temperature.