The Street Bob has taken on a whole new look from its stock form. Now it's ready to roll for a weekend trip dressed with vintage-styled luggage and seats.
The Street Bob has taken on a whole new look from its stock form. Now it's ready to roll f
The Motor Company always seems to have its feelers out for cool new trends, which is great because riders consistently search for ways to make their bikes unique. One way to stand out from the pack is with the new line of Distressed Brown Leather goods from Harley-Davidson.
When we first saw the new line of brown goodies offered for Dyna owners, the wheels started turning. First off, we were looking for a different saddle than the stock black solo seat, and knew the brown leather would look great with the Red Hot denim color of the '09 Dyna Street Bob we have in our possession. After talking with the H-D brass, we both decided that the Distressed Brown Leather Low Profile Solo Seat and matching Passenger Pillion Pad would be a good choice. But why stop there? Especially when matching brown leather saddlebags are also available. We would be fools not to order those as well, so we did.
When the parts arrived, we got started with the project. Installation was relatively easy and we only needed the basic tools to give the Street Bob a different look.
1 The Distressed line of leather goods was designed with the old WWII bomber jackets in mind. The Low-Profile Solo Seat ($339.95) provides that old-school look with modern comfort. It features a deep bucket design that measures 12 inches wide and fits '06-later Dyna models. The matching Passenger Pillion Pad ($199.95) measures 5 1/2 inches wide and is the perfect accompaniment to the brown solo saddle and fits '06-later Dyna models. The Distressed Brown Leather Saddlebags ($599.95) are rigid mounted and feature a total of 2,380 cubic inches of storage capacity.
2 To get started, we removed the stock seat and disconnected the negative battery cable.
3 Then we unplugged the turn signal harnesses from the taillamp assembly underneath the fender by removing the plastic plug holding the wires in place. The male ends were unplugged and the pins from the plugs were taken out to slide the stock chrome turn signal mounts off since they won't be reused.
4 For this application, you'll need the Turn Signal Relocation kit ($84.95 for '09 FXDB, pricing varies by model). The kit repositions the turn signals farther back with the two black relocation brackets, new fender support brackets, zip-ties for securing the wiring to the relocation brackets, and hardware.