Quick release fender packs, Do-It-Yourself tutorial.


ARin

I wanted to be able to remove my fender packs when i don't need them...but i also like the security of the bolt-on design, rather than the strap on type of packs.

Here is my solution.

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Chuck the pins in the worlds smallest vise and use a cutting wheel, or hacksaw to cut them just above the first hitch pin hole. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!!! Cutting wheels have a tendency to fly apart whenever they want to...and riding is tough with one eye.

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Then chamfer and smooth the rough ends with the worlds smallest bench grinder. *I have a pretty small garage, so you will notice many of my tools are also of Lilliputian dimensions

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Now, you have used the bolt holes in your fender pack as a template to drill the appropriate holes in your fender. Here we see the trimmed Clevis pins with washers inserted into the underside of the fender holes, and epoxied in place.

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Here we see the finished product from the top of the fender. This is the way it will look when you don't want to lug around your packs.

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Now, you can use the hitch pins to secure your fender bag in a snap...and still take it off easily!!

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Here is my headlight shroud getting the same treatment.

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And the finished product, the way it looks when you don't want to take your packs.

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And here it is with my moose tool pack attached

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All done!!!!

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