I'll apologise in advance for some of the blurry pics. My camera's not so good at indoor pics.
Also I already put the top case and rack on last year, I started to document that,but got distracted
by having to redo the top plate when almost done and never finished taking pics.Lesson learned- never tighten anything onto the bike until all parts are in place!
First: Twisted Throttle will send your box-o-side racks.
I use cupcake pans to organize all the nuts and bolts and lay everything out to make sure there are
no missing pieces.The instructions are usually in German, but don't worry. If you can read a parts fiche, you can follow the pictures they provide.:
Then, go ahead and mount your appropriate luggage tabs on the racks themselves.
I chose the Givi Monokey system. The top tab just takes a couple of simple screws to hold it
in place.Next, place the two lower tabs and tighten the allen bolt through them. So far,so good.
The rubber "bumpers" take a bit more finess. I use copius amounts of saliva to lubricate the back of them
and an allen key (I believe it was a 2 or a 4)stuck into the hole in the front of each bumper, to twist and push the rubber "bumpers" through the holes on the rack.
front of bumper:
back of bumper:
Bumpers in place:
Then I flip the racks over and insert the screws that will hold them onto the plates that go
on the bike.
This little washer snaps over it to hold it in place.
All the screws in place:
Now onto the bike.SW-Motech is kind enough to send a bracket that relocates your turn signals.
This was actually the toughest part of the whole install as you have to (one at a time so you don't
mix up wires) unplug each turn signal, disconnect the signal from the bike,pull the signal and wire all the way
out, attach to the new bracket, then finally feed the wire back up through the miniscule
hole on the bottom of the bike and plug it back in.Not really hard, but loads of patience is required while gently trying to encourage the wires back through the hole on the bike.
Here's the new bracket on the bike with my turn signals already disconnected from the bike,but still plugged in at this point.
And here they are mounted to the new bracket.
Next is the luggage mount that goes by your rear passenger peg. It's actually two pieces that clamp
together. Make sure the back piece follows the lines of your rearset.Finger tighten the bolts,but DON'T TIGHTEN THEM ALL THE WAY YET!