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Removing backrest

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  1. VTvinChic
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    I know it's in the forum somewhere, but I can't find it now.
    Can anyone tell me what HD bushing part number (someone said off a Dyna?) - or even just a measurement for spacers- I need to remove my passenger backrest arms? I need some spacer between the bags and fender now. It's time to go solo again, and I'm ready to get the parts.
    Springtime is just around the corner (or so I try to remind myself)!

  2. Silwerato5x5
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    I hear you VTC as I too was planning on not having the backrest as well, myself I was just off the top of my head was going to get what we call "wire rope ferrules" they can be bought at any decent hardware store and are a hard tube made for crimping wire ropes, they come in a gazillion sizes.

    I havn't tried it but it may be a simple "off the shelf" fix, otherwise its decent chrome tube or aluminum and a hacksaw.

  3. Driwetapisnezz
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    I know it's in the forum somewhere, but I can't find it now. Can anyone tell me what HD bushing part number (someone said off a Dyna?) - or even just a measurement for spacers- I need to remove my passenger backrest arms? I need some spacer between the bags and fender now. It's time to go solo again, and I'm ready to get the parts.Springtime is just around the corner (or so I try to remind myself)!
    Hey VTC:

    When I got mine, I experimented a bit. I started off with 1/2" bushings, but they still left bolt sticking out the back when fully screwed into the fender. What I have now is a 1" chrome bushing, the bag bracket and then a 1/4" (I think its more of a chrome "washer" than a bushing). It works as far as plenty of thread bite on the bolt, proper bag bracket stance, etc.

    Total cost at the HD dealer was like $8 if I remember correctly. I do not have a part number...I just asked to look at their chrome bushings. I think the internal hole diameter is 3/8".

    Hope that helps

    DDB

  4. VTvinChic
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    Fantastic. That's all I need to know. Thanks again to YMF - the "hidden" Yamaha service manual!

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