SOFTAIL DETACHABLE SADDLEBAG DOCKING HARDWARE KIT
J049752009-05-29
GENERAL
Kit Number
54245-10
Models
For model fitment information, see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Additional Parts Required
Loctite® 243 (Blue) 99642-97 is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
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)
Kit Contents
See Figure 6 and Table 1.
INSTALLATION
If Detachable Saddlebags are Installed
  1. See Figure 1. Remove screws (1), docking points (2) and bushings (3) from fender support (4).
  2. See Figure 3. Remove lower docking point (1) from lower front support (3). Discard all removed docking points and screws.
If Detachable Saddlebags are Not Installed
  1. See Figure 2. Remove and discard screws (1) from fender support (2).
All Models
1.
Obtain docking points and bushings from detachable docking hardware kit for Tour-Pak. Discard screws.
2.
See Figure 6. Place a bushing (A) into each of the fender support (B) holes. The beveled side of the bushings ( Figure 5 , Item 1) face out from the fender.
3.
Install front and rear docking points (C, D). For each docking point, place the countersunk side of docking point so it engages bushing ( Figure 5 , Item 2).
1Screw (2)
2Docking point (2)
3Bushing (2)
4Fender support
Figure 1. Existing Hardware (With Docking Points)
1Screw (2)
2Fender support
Figure 2. Existing Hardware (Without Docking Points)
4.
Place docking point (1) on top of (outside) front and rear docking points (C, D). The countersunk side of the outboard docking point mates against inboard docking point ( Figure 5 ).
NOTE
Make sure Loctite 243 (blue) is applied to docking point screws. Failure to do so may cause the docking points and accessory to become loose on motorcycle.
5.
Apply Loctite 243 (blue) to last four threads of docking point screws (2).
6.
Thread screws (2) through docking points, front and rear docking points, bushings, and into fender and bracket (behind fender). Tighten screws to 21-27 ft-lbs (28-37 Nm).
7.
If detachable saddlebags have been installed, install docking point (1) from kit to saddlebag lower front support with screw (3), spacers (E, F) and lockwasher (H). If installing saddlebag kit for the first time, refer to the instruction sheet for that kit to install lower front support. Discard the mini-docking point from the saddlebag kit and replace with the docking point from this kit.
8.
Repeat steps for opposite side.
1Docking point
2Passenger footpeg
3Lower front support
Figure 3. Lower Front Support and Docking Point
1Screw
2Split lockwasher
3Docking point
4Spacer (small)
5Spacer (large)
6Lower front support
Figure 4. Lower Front Docking Point (Typical)
1Beveled side of bushing
2Countersunk end (faces fender support)
3Docking point
Figure 5. Docking Point and Bushing
MAINTENANCE
NOTICE
Failure to tighten hardware to the specified torque could result in damage to the installed accessory. (00508b)
NOTE
After 500 miles of on road use with the saddlebags installed, it is necessary to check the torque on the saddlebag mounting screws. Check to make sure the torque is 28–37 N·m (21–27 ft-lbs). Tighten if necessary.
In time, docking points may wear, causing the mating luggage rack, sideplates or saddlebags to become loose or rattle. If this occurs:
1.
Remove docking hardware (screws).
2.
Clean threadlocker residue off of screw threads.
3.
Apply Loctite 243 (blue) to last four threads of docking point screws.
4.
Install screws and tighten finger-tight.
5.
Rotate docking points clockwise approximately 45 degrees from their previous position.
6.
Tighten the docking hardware to 28–37 N·m (21–27 ft-lbs).
7.
Repeat as required, up to three adjustments. After the third adjustment, new docking points must be installed.
SERVICE PARTS
Figure 6. Service Parts: Softail Detachable Hardware Kit
Table 1. Service Parts: Softail Detachable Saddlebag Docking Hardware Kit
Item
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
1
Docking point (6)
53683-96
2
Screw, 3/8-16 x 2-3/4 in. (4)
Not Sold Separately
3
Screw, 5/16-18 x 2-1/2 in. Grade 8 (2) (Used for lower front docking point mounting)
3584
Items not included in kit:
A
Bushing (2)
Part of Docking Hardware Kit for Tour-Pak
B
Fender support
C
Docking point, front
Part of Docking Hardware Kit for Tour-Pak
D
Docking point, rear
Part of Docking Hardware Kit for Tour-Pak
E
Spacer
Included in Saddlebag Kit
F
Spacer
Included in Saddlebag Kit
G
Saddlebag lower front support
Included in Saddlebag Kit
H
Lockwasher
Included in Saddlebag Kit