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I've removed the passenger seat to install a solo rack but cannot get the seat bolt out of fender. It doesn't tap through and nothing on bolt head to suggest it is threaded into the hole. Does anyone know how to remove it?
 

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Same part, Australian spec as well. the two allen bolts up front went in no problem, on the rear bolt I used the black spacer that centres the pillion seat to "shorten" the bolt for the capped nut. Don't notice it. Glad you managed, my ride looks awesome with the rack on. Bought a Bikersfriend roll bag from america, it sits well and looks great.
 

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Thanks and yes the rack really improves the look.. good choice on the Bikersfriend bag too - that was where I was going next. What size did you pick, is it well made and how long did it take to get delivered?
 

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I settled on the medium large, ordered and payed on tuesday 5 January 2010 and recieved it on tuesday 12 January. very fast post paid extra for the priority option, not as fast as they promise (3 to 5 days) but 7 is not bad. was in customs for a day. it sits well and take a lot of luggage, i roll rather than fold the clothes and fit a lot that way. dont feel the extra weight and dont affect the handling of the bike. the supplied bungee, webbing straps etc is good, but i found the bungee stretches when i put my weight against the back rest. so changed that for tie down straps around the pillion foot peg hooks, that pulls the bag forward and keep it there when you put weight on it, use the bungee cord to stabilise the bag on the rack. still get my leg caught on the bag when i try to swing on or off, but will get used to mounting over the seat. I will take photo's of how i threaded the webbing and and bungee and post it.

intrested to know where r u from?
 

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just thought of it now, quality is good, if you look after it will last a long time, can see it is hand made, does not look like factory mass produced. I had a look at the typical vinyl saddlebags you get on ebay or other dealers and i think this is better. it is as dear as lower level leather saddle bags, considering postage, but i was looking for that "added" back rest feature.

sorry lot of info, but i feel passionate about getting a good deal and sharing info.
 

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Sounds good service and quality. Interesting point you make about the bungee and bag movement, I hadn't thought that through but any easy fix. I have KDrive bags which seem good enough and were easy to buy locally, and I liked the idea of locking them onto bike, but always preferred the look of the B/friend roll its capacity and packability is great from what I can see. One day.
 
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