HOLDFAST DOCKING HARDWARE KITS
J063712019-01-15
GENERAL INFORMATION
Table 1.
Kits
Suggested Tools
Skill Level(1)
Time
52300643, 52300644, 52300645, 52300646
Safety Glasses, Torque Wrench, Loctite 243 medium strength threadlocker and sealant (blue)
1 h
(1) Tightening to torque value or other moderate tools and techniques required
KIT CONTENTS
Figure 1. Kit Contents: Holdfast Docking Hardware Kits (Typical)
Table 2. Kit Contents: Holdfast Docking Hardware Kits
Item
Qty
Kit 52300643, 52300644
Qty
Kit 52300645, 52300646
Description
Part No.
Notes
1
2
Reflectors, red
59270-10
2
2, Kit 52300643
Bolts, socket head hex
94356-91T
28.5–37 N·m (21–27 ft-lbs)
2, Kit 52300644
Bolts, socket head hex, black
10200576
4, Kit 52300645
Bolts, socket head hex
94355-91T
4, Kit 52300646
Bolts, socket head hex, black
10200575
3
2, Kit 52300643
Bolts, socket head hex
94357-91T
28.5–37 N·m (21–27 ft-lbs)
2, Kit 52300644
Bolts, socket head hex, black
10200577
4
2
Spacer, docking point, front
12400141
FLFB, FXBR: One on each side at front.
5
6
Spacer, docking point
12400142
FLFB: Two on each side at rear. One on each side at front.
FXBR: One on each side at rear.
6
2, Kit 52300643
2, Kit 52300645
Bushing, docking point, front, chrome
52300649
2, Kit 52300644
2, Kit 52300646
Bushing, docking point, front, black
52300650
7
2, Kit 52300643
2, Kit 52300645
Bushing, docking point, rear, chrome
52300647
2, Kit 52300644
2, Kit 52300646
Bushing, docking point, rear, black
52300648
Items mentioned in text:
A
Rotation
E
Molded in "T" with arrows
F
90 degree maximum docking point adjustment range (x2)
NOTE
Verify all contents are present in the kit before installing or removing items from vehicle.
GENERAL
Models
For model fitment information, see the P&A retail catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Ensure you are using the most current version of the instruction sheet which is available at: www.harley-davidson.com/isheets
Contact Harley-Davidson Customer Support Center at 1-800-258-2464 (U.S. only) or 1-414-343-4056.
Installation Requirements
The kit can be used with Softail Detachable Racks or with Detachable Sissybar. See the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only) for a list of required parts or accessories for your model.
LOCTITE 243 MEDIUM STRENGTH THREADLOCKER AND SEALANT (BLUE) (99642-97) is required for proper installation of this kit.
WARNING
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. Use the appropriate service manual procedures. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00333b)
PREPARE
WARNING
To prevent accidental vehicle start-up, which could cause death or serious injury, remove main fuse before proceeding. (00251b)
1.
NOTE
See the owner's manual for more detailed information regarding main fuse removal.
Remove left side cover.
2. Models with security:
a. Verify that fob is present.
b. Turn OFF/RUN switch to RUN.
3. Remove fuse cover.
a. Remove fuse block from ECM (Electronic control module) sub caddy.
b. Remove fuse cover.
4. Remove main fuse.
5. Models with security: Turn ignition switch OFF.
DOCKING HARDWARE SET-UP
NOTE
Rear docking points have plastic inserts.
1. See Figure 2. FXLR, FLSL, FXFB, FLDE: Remove right side Original Equipment (OE) screws.
b. Refer to section, DOCKING POINT INSTALLATION.
1.1. Remove both screws from two bolt pattern fender support or remove the inner screws (1) from a four bolt pattern fender support.
1Inner screws
Figure 2. Inner Screws of Four Bolt Pattern
2. See Figure 1. FLFB and FXBR: Remove both right side OE screws.
3. FLFB: Assemble spacers.
a. Front: One each thin spacer (5) and thick spacer (4).
b. Rear: Two thin spacers (5).
c. Refer to section, DOCKING POINT INSTALLATION.
4. FXBR: Assemble spacers.
a. Front: One thick spacer (4).
b. Rear: One thin spacer (5).
c. Refer to section, DOCKING POINT INSTALLATION.
5. See Figure 3. FLHC: Remove right side saddlebag from vehicle.
a. Open saddlebag lid.
b. Remove OE screws and loose spacers (1) attaching saddlebag to vehicle.
c. Separate saddlebag from vehicle.
d. Remove threadlocker from OE screws and mounting hole threads. See CLEANING FASTENER THREADS.
e. Replace loose spacers (1) with docking points. The plastic docking points (2) in rear end of vehicle.
g. Install screw through OE saddlebag and docking points and attach to vehicle.
h. Refer to steps 3 through 6 of DOCKING POINT INSTALLATION.
1Spacers
Figure 3. Replace OE Spacers with Docking Points - FLHC
6. See Figure 4. FLSB: Remove right side saddlebag from vehicle.
a. Remove OE screws (3), saddlebag docking points (2) and spacers (1).
b. Remove threadlocker from OE screws (3) and mounting hole threads. See CLEANING FASTENER THREADS.
c. Discard inner spacers (1) and replace with docking points from kit. The plastic docking point goes in the rear most position.
e. Install fasteners through OE saddlebag docking points and P&A docking points to vehicle.
f. Refer to steps 3 through 6 of DOCKING POINT INSTALLATION.
1Spacer (2)
2Saddlebag Docking Points (2)
3Screws (2)
Figure 4. Replace OE Spacer with Docking Point - FLSB
CLEANING FASTENER THREADS
To attain proper clamp load, always clean fastener threads and threaded holes prior to assembly.
NOTE
Never use a thread-cutting tap or die to clean threads.
  • Clean all threadlocking material from fastener threads and threaded holes.
  • Use a wire brush or thread-chasing die to clean fastener threads.
  • Use a thread chaser to clean threaded holes.
  • Use PJ1 cleaner or equivalent to remove all traces of oil and contaminants from threads.
  • Clear all threaded holes with low-pressure compressed air.
Always verify cleanliness of blind holes before assembly. Tightening a screw with dirt, water or oil in the hole can cause castings to crack or break.
DOCKING POINT INSTALLATION
1. Remove threadlocker from mounting hole threads. See CLEANING FASTENER THREADS.
2. See Figure 1. Apply threadlocker to bolts (2).LOCTITE 243 MEDIUM STRENGTH THREADLOCKER AND SEALANT (BLUE) (99642-97)
3.
NOTE
If used, spacers are placed between the fender support and docking point.
Install docking points (6,7).
a. Attach spacers, if used, and docking points to vehicle with bolts (2,3).
b. Rotate docking point so "T"s are on top and bottom.
c. Finger tighten.
4. Repeat DOCKING HARDWARE SET-UP and steps 1-3 of this section for left side.
5. Test fit upright or rack.
6. Adjust docking points.
ADJUST DOCKING POINT TIGHTNESS
NOTE
If the upright or rack rattles once installed, docking points must be adjusted. The black plastic docking point insert is elliptical. When "T"s on docking point are on top and bottom, docking point fit is at its loosest. When "T"s are at front and rear, docking point fit is at its tightest.
1. FLSB: Remove detachable saddlebags. See owner's manual.
2. See Figure 5. To adjust, rotate (3) in small increments so the "T" (1) is no longer on top and approaches either position (2).
3. At each increment, check fit with accessory.
4. Continue rotation in small increments and test until desired tightness is achieved. The tightest possible position is when the "T"s reach position (2).
5. Tighten docking point screws.
Torque: 28.5–37 N·m (21–27 ft-lbs)
6. FLSB: Install detachable saddlebags. See owner's manual.
1Loosest position (T location)
2Tightest position (T location)
3Possible rotation direction
Figure 5. Docking Point Flats
REFLECTORS
WARNING
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)
  1. Reflectors need to be in a visible area.
  2. Apply to left and right side of rack or upright.
MAINTENANCE
In time docking points wear, causing the installed detachable accessory to become loose and rattle. Tighten the fit using the following method.
1. Record the current "T" position for each docking point. Remove screw from rear docking point.
2. Remove threadlocker from the docking point screws and mounting hole threads, see CLEANING FASTENER THREADS, before applying threadlocker to screw heads. Install docking points, screws and washers. Tighten finger-tight.LOCTITE 243 MEDIUM STRENGTH THREADLOCKER AND SEALANT (BLUE) (99642-97)
3. See Figure 5. If "T"s are not in tightest position (2), rotate docking points slightly, moving "T"s toward (2) until a tight fit of the detachable accessory is achieved at each location.
4. Secure docking point screws. Tighten.
Torque: 28.5–37 N·m (21–27 ft-lbs)
5. If the docking point "T"s are in position (E):
a. Remove screw from rear docking points.
b. Rotate each docking point until the "T" on opposite side reaches loosest position (1).
c. Remove threadlocker from docking point screws and mounting hole threads, see CLEANING FASTENER THREADS, before applying threadlocker to the screw threads. Install the screws and washers. Tighten finger-tight.LOCTITE 243 MEDIUM STRENGTH THREADLOCKER AND SEALANT (BLUE) (99642-97)
d. Check detachable accessory at each docking point, rotating the "T" toward (2) until a tight fit of the detachable accessory is achieved at each location. Secure docking point screws. Tighten.
Torque: 28.5–37 N·m (21–27 ft-lbs)
6. After multiple adjustments, if the detachable accessory continues to rattle or remains loose, replace the docking points.