Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

Dynamic Baggage

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Our new bags waiting to go on.

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Need some baggage on that Dyna of yours and don’t want to spend a grip of money and time trying to find a set of OEM H-D T-Sport bags? Well, have no fear; Leatherpros are here. And they have what you need in the form of a set of FXDXT replica saddlebags for ’93–’05 Dyna models. These quality-built $659 bags are almost identical to the impossible-to-find Harley-made T-Sport bags yet are 100 percent USA made and have an added locking feature for securing your items. The expert craftsmen at Leatherpros also have reengineered the bags to hug closer to the bike and expand to offer more room than any other soft saddlebag on the market today. If you are in the need of some excess baggage on that Dyna of yours, give Leatherpros a call. You won’t be sorry you did.

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San Diego Customs

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Leatherpros bags come with two lengths of bolts for installation. One set is for stock applications, and the longer bolts are if you have a detachable sissy bar.

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. After you have selected the proper length hardware, insert the bolt through the longer stainless-steel spacer first and then the round spacer

Words: Chip Kastelnik Photos: Mikey Van Senus

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Apply blue thread-locker on the threads of the appropriate bolt. A dab will do just fine.

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Using a 7/32 Allen, insert the bolt and spacer combo through the strut and fender then place the supplied nut onto the bolt end. Doing one bolt at a time eliminates the chance for your fender to become crooked or accidentally scratching the fender paint. Torque to 22 foot-pounds.

Words: Chip Kastelnik Photos: Mikey Van Senus

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Pulling upward on the FXDXT replica bag is how the locking mechanisms work. When the handle is up, the latch is in the open position and can be taken on and off the bike with ease. When the handle is down, the bag is securely attached and locked from the inside of the bag.

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Place the front of the bag on the front mounting point on the motorcycle with the handle in its up position. After the front of the bag is mounted, simply pop the rear mounting point on the bag directly onto the rear docking point.

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. To close the latch and lock mechanism, simply push down on the bag handle and you will hear and feel the bag lock onto the docking points.

Words: Chip Kastelnik Photos: Mikey Van Senus

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. To secure the bags from thieving, simply get a padlock and insert the locking post inside the bag through the locking tab that is built into the saddlebag. It’s that simple.

Words: Chip Kastelnik Photos: Mikey Van Senus

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Repeat install procedure for other side of bike, and your bags should look like this when completed.

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Leatherpos FXDXT saddlebag install

  1. Leatherpros FXDXT bags are beefy and made to take some serious payload. Combined, both bags can hold approximately 1,225ci of cargo. That’s more than most baggers!

Words: Chip Kastelnik Photos: Mikey Van Senus