XL SPRING SEAT MOUNTING KIT
J045902015-09-01
GENERAL
Kit Number
54074-10B
Models
For model fitment information, see the P&A retail catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Installation Requirements
Separate purchase of a Solo Spring Saddle is required for proper installation of this kit. See a Harley-Davidson dealer, the P&A retail catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only) for available saddles.
WARNING
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. 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. (00308b)
Kit Contents
See Figure 3 and Table 1.
INSTALLATION
1.
Follow owner's manual instructions to remove the existing seat. Remove the seat post, washer and screw from the rear fender. Do not remove the grommet or T-spacer. Save the washer and screw for later installation.
2.
See Figure 1. Clean with a mixture of 50 percent isopropyl alcohol and 50 percent distilled water. Allow to dry completely.
3.
Install the frame cover to the frame:
a.
Remove the hook side (3) of the hook-and-loop fastener from the bottom of the frame cover (1).
b.
Remove the liner from the adhesive backing of the hook side strip, and attach the strip to the frame as shown. Wrap the strip under the frame or trim excess length if necessary.
c.
Position the frame cover so it covers the seat pan. Secure the cover to the frame with the hook-and-loop fastener.
4.
See Figure 3. Install each seat spring (2) to the spring saddle mounting bracket (1) as shown, with one screw (3) from the kit. Tighten the screws to 34–41 N·m (25–30 ft-lbs).
5.
Install the spring saddle mounting bracket to the frame tab:
a.
Install the mounting bracket (1) over the frame tab. Align the bracket so the two retaining tabs hold down and are fully seated on the frame cover.
b.
Secure the mounting bracket with the original equipment (OE) screw (B) and washer (C), and one flange nut (4) from the kit. Do not fully tighten.
c.
Center the frame cover and mounting bracket to the motorcycle frame.
d.
Tighten the mounting bracket screw and nut to 20–27 N·m (15–20 ft-lbs).
6.
Install the saddle pivot bracket (15) to the saddle with three washers (14) and screws (13). Tighten the screws to 5.5–8 N·m (48–72 in-lbs).
7.
Remove the rear fuel tank mounting screw, washers, nut and thread protector. Save the washers for later installation. The remaining fasteners can be recycled or properly disposed of.
1Frame cover
2Loop side strip (Frame)
3Hook side strip (Cover)
4Distance - 1.25 in (32 mm)
Figure 1. Secure Frame Cover to Frame
1Saddle
2Screw
3Washer (2)
4Sleeve spacer (2)
5Bushing (2)
6Rear fuel tank mounting point
7Thread protector
8Nut
9Pivot bracket
10Spacer (2)
Figure 2. Install Saddle and Pivot Bracket to Fuel Tank and Frame
8.
See Figure 2. Install the saddle (1) and pivot bracket (9) to the frame and fuel tank:
a.
Install bushings (5) into the pivot bracket from the inside.
b.
Install an OE washer (3) and a sleeve spacer (4) from the kit onto screw (2). Insert the screw through the right side of the pivot bracket. Install a thin spacer (10) onto the screw threads.
c.
Install the pivot bracket over the rear fuel tank mounting point (6).
d.
Install a thin spacer (10) between the left side of the fuel tank mounting point and the left bushing. Slide the screw through the left side of the pivot bracket.
e.
Secure the screw with a sleeve spacer (4), OE washer (3) and nut (8). Tighten the nut and screw to 20–27 N·m (15–20 ft-lbs).
f.
Install the thread protector cap (7) over the screw threads.
9.
See Figure 3. Secure the saddle (A) to the springs (2). Seats with 1/2 in hole: secure with screws (3). Tighten the screws to 34–41 N·m (25–30 ft-lbs). Seats with 3/8 in hole: secure with screws (17) and spacers (16). Tighten the screws to 14–16 N·m (120–144 in-lbs).
10.
Complete seat installation. After installing seat, pull up on the seat to verify that it is secure.
SERVICE PARTS
Figure 3. Service Parts: XL Spring Seat Mounting Kit
Table 1. Service Parts
Item
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
1
Spring saddle mounting bracket
Not sold separately
2
Spring, seat (2)
Not sold separately
3
Screw, 1/2, flat head (4)
Not sold separately
4
Nut, flange (2)
Not sold separately
5
Cover, frame
54078-10A
6
  • Hook-and-loop, loop side
Not sold separately
7
  • Hook-and-loop, hook side
Not sold separately
8
Screw, socket head
10200385
9
Spacer, sleeve (2)
Not sold separately
10
Cap, thread protector
89586-04
11
Bushing, spring saddle (2)
Not sold separately
12
Spacer, seat pivot (2)
Not sold separately
13
Screw, button head (3)
3063
14
Washer, plain (3)
6253W
15
Saddle pivot bracket
Not sold separately
16
Spacer seat support (2)
Not sold separately
17
Screw, 3/8, hex button head (2)
Not sold separately
Items mentioned in text, but not included in kit.
A
Solo spring saddle
B
OE screw
C
OE washer (3)