2019 Electra glide standard

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by chickenhawk71, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    So, apparently there’s no removable passenger backrest that works with the OEM FIXED RACK/TOUR PACK MOUNT.

    I went and bought a detachable rack/backrest, docking hardware, and I’m not happy with it for myself. The backrest is fine, I’ll work with it, but I don’t like the rack.

    so.

    just cuz HD can’t make it work, doesn’t mean I can’t.

    back on with the OEM fixed mount, only I took off the plastic chrome trims.

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    the backrest will still slot onto the shock bosses, I removed the latches, and it’ll fit over the OEM rack.

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    I’ll have to make a couple small plates and a spacer, but I think I can get it to be a semi quick release...... 2 easy bolts is quick enough for me.

    Plates will bolt in thru the old trim holes

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    spacer should sit in where my finger is pointing, and should just have to thread the bolt into the spacer

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  2. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    That's why I went with a topcase (with built-in backrest). Two birds, one stone.
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  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    yeah, except I don’t want a top case
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  4. Traxx

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    Mr. Id10T, is there a reason to stick with the hard mount rack? Better load capabilities? Just like the way it looks? Simplicity? Looks like a QD set up would be more versatile. Granted it is not the end all be all, I am still trying to find a solo QD back rest. Well I did find one but it pretty funky.
    I need to see if I can find that back rest that bolts onto the police seat frame.
  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I just like it better. i like the cast aluminum, I like the simplicity, and I always have a rack on the bike. The only thing I want to add or detract is the backrest for the ol lady the 6 times a year she might wanna go for a cruise.

    I don’t like the movement in the QD rack. Brackets on brackets on brackets never really appealed to me. Especially when you can’t just tighten a bolt and call it good. The QD hardware all has a little movement in it by design and I’m just not feelin it.

    also, you can call me mr idiot, or VI, or dumbass...... anything but late for a meal
  6. Traxx

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    LOL, it was Id ten t that I typed but didn’t come out quit right. No fence ment just fun.
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  8. Traxx

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    Okay, I had one of their backrest on my trophy se.
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  9. ebbanflood

    ebbanflood Riff Raff Supporter

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    I wanted to take this rack off but I immediately found out that it protects my license plate, my plate is very camera shy. The plate is still fully visible at street level. Hopefully you live where this is not an issue.
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  10. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    If your license plate still feels exposed or threatened, tell it that adding a removable topcase will give it even MORE protection.

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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    my license light is below the tail light, but I’d rather the rear light bar like on @Kevm roadking, and the plate on the rack. Might have to make that switcheroo, I have a new old style lens with the clear on top from my dyna I never put on. Would just have to get the light bar
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  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    The following post is pic heavy and rather meaningless to most.

    Today was the day......

    made a plate to bolt to the rack, 2 bolts thru the front 2 trim holes.

    whipped up a little "spool" for the backrest to rest against, drilled and tapped the plate to take the spool.

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    slid the rack on, rests up there like so.

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    wasn't sure how i was gonna hold it on, but i thought about it, and used the holes i knocked the poem latch pivots out of. so i spun up another spool, and knocked a flat spot in it.

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    bolted that into place after drilling and tapping the appropriate hole.

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    once i knew i all fit and i tested it on both sides, i laid out a par of them, drilled, and tapped the holes, etc

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    cut em out on my buddies bandsaw, didnt feel like cutting em by hand with a hacksaw.

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    got to work with a file, and some sandpaper, made em match, are they perfect, nope, but they match, and they fit.

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    bolted up a spool for good measure.

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    and this is how it'll fit on the rack, quite minimal really. E1882B5B-F56A-4FD7-A93E-B6A77B185D37.jpeg

    still need to buy the correct hardware, lock washers etc, gonna use button head cap screws, and countersunk allen heads, i just mocked it up with what i had on hand at work.

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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Tumbled the aluminum pieces in the vibratory tumbler. Got em installed today.

    Fit up right nice. And when the backrest is off it makes for a good lashing point.

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    pardon the dusty bike. The winds have been crazy here this week
  14. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    My “freedom shields” windscreen came in on Monday. 8” medium tint, standard width.

    I had to take the truck in Tuesday as the detailer comes tuesdays... (wash it from the 1000 mile Friday last week)

    anyways, rode it in today, installed it this morning. No freeways on the way home as they’re a huge parking lot, but so far up to 60 or so on side roads it’s a huge improvement.

    10” would probably get me there, but I prefer the aesthetic of the 8” screen.

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    still has the plastic wrap til i complete the test ride back in tomorrow, at that point I can decide to keep it, or opt for a different height, etc
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  15. jersey jim

    jersey jim Long timer

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    I'm thinking of getting a shield from Freedom Shields, they get great reviews. I'd like an inch or two shorter than my stock 12" screen I think, been playing with painters tape on the shield to see which way I want to go. For some reason after 7 years the stock screen has started to really annoy me, especially at night, being right at the bottom of my normal line of sight. Leaning towards a 10" screen right now.
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  16. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    8” isn’t gonna work for me. Getting a fair amount of buffeting to the top of the helmet. Going to try a 10”

    I am very long torso, so YMMV and all that.
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  17. Huladog

    Huladog Been here awhile Supporter

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    You might want to try fork mounted wind deflectors that attach to the lower legs. Google an image and I bet you could whip up a set. Helped when I had a Street Glide but was a bit too shiny so I sprayed them flat black to be a little more stealthy.

    Aloha!
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  18. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    but they’re so not good lookin.

    the “fangs” I get the function, I just can’t get past the visual.

    might also try the bottom triple wind deflector.

    one change at a time
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  19. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    I agree(d) with you.... till I installed some.

    I was surprised how much they disappear.

    I just don't see them anymore.

    * Shrugs *
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    mine are still in the box so
    I’ll repost this picture
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