Kit Number
52000290, 52000294
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
Do not install these seat kits on motorcycles that are not equipped with an appropriate grab strap and passenger footpegs. If footpegs and grab strap are not installed, passenger could fall from moving motorcycle or grab onto operator, causing loss of control and death or serious injury. (00410b)
These kits require the separate purchase of passenger footpegs if installed on a vehicle originally equipped with a solo seat. 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.
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.
When performing the following installation procedures, avoid scratching painted surfaces (fender, tank, etc.) with tools or metal seat tabs.
1. Remove seat. See service manual.
2. See Figure 3. Remove and discard existing grab strap if applicable.
3. See Figure 1. Remove and discard studded seat bracket if equipped.
a. Remove nylon retaining washers (1) from bracket studs (2).
b. Remove studded bracket from fender.
4. All kits: See Figure 2. Install retention nut and retention washer in the appropriate fender holes.
a. A cable strap may be used as an installation aid to install the retention nut and washer. Place the retention nut (1) over the cable strap (3) so the wide end of the nut rests on the eye of the cable strap. Thread the cable strap up under the fender and through the appropriate fender hole. Pull up on the cable strap to hold the nut snug against the underside of the fender.
b. With the rib on the retention nut seated into the notch in the appropriate fender hole, slide the retention washer (2) into place from the rear. This will lock the retention nut in place. Remove the cable strap.
5. See Figure 3. Mark and apply protective tape to fender.
a. Mark the bottom of isolators (3) that contact the fender with chalk.
b. Set the seat in place with front and rear mounting locations on the seat aligned with the mounting locations on the motorcycle.
c. Press down on the seat to transfer the marks from the isolators to the fender.
d. Place protective tape (7) on the rear fender over the marks transferred to the fender.
6. See Figure 3. Install the grab strap (2) from kit using the screw (4) and washer (5). Tighten.
Torque: 6.75–10.2 N·m (60–90 in-lbs) Grab strap screw
7. See Figure 3. Slide the back of the seat through grab strap and hook front tab of seat (10) into frame (9). Secure seat bracket to fender with screw from step 1.
Do not allow the seat to contact painted surfaces when sliding it through the grab strap or damage to paint can occur.
See P&A Retail Catalog for optional Rider Backrest.
8. Pull up on the seat to check that it is secure.
1Nylon retaining washer (2)
2Bracket stud (2)
Figure 1. Studded Seat Bracket
Figure 2. Installation Tool
Figure 3. Service Parts: FXS Softail Seat Kits
Table 1. Service Parts Table
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
52000290, 52000294
Seat thumb screw
Kit 52000290: Grab strap
Kit 52000294: Grab strap
Seat isolator (11)
Grab strap screw
Grab strap washer
Retention washer (part of seat nut kit) (2)
Not Sold Separately
Protective tape (4)
Retention nut (part of seat nut kit) (2)
Not Sold Separately
Seat nut kit (includes items 8 and 10)