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I was finally able to complete some additional mods but unfortunately, had to pay the local Harley shop to get the 4 hex bolts loose so I could install the luggage rack. I tried everything to get them out but after breaking an extractor tool, I knew it was a lost cause. I was spending too much time on it and paying for too many tools that failed to help.
Anyways, here's the mods so far:

1. Harley long stem mirrors. Part numbers 91909-03B and 91910-03B.
2. Toolbag mounted under headlight. Carroll Leather 723 2-Strap Tool Pouch from Amazon.com.
3. Docking hardware and detachable luggage rack. Part numbers 52300285 and 50300091.
4. Vance and Hines Slip On Exhaust. Part number 47937.
5. National Cycle Deflector Screen - light tint. N2595.
6. Removed headlight cover (fairing). Although you can leave it in place if desired when using the National Cycle Screen.
7. Givi Monolock E300 Top Case, White with backrest. I have the same red case for my Honda CBR and thought the white one would be perfect for the Street. These are easily removable and interchangeable due to the quick-release feature from the mounting plate so I can swap with the red one too in seconds. Although, I think I really like the black and white look.

Future mods:
1. Vance and Hines Air Intake, cover, and Fuelpak Fp3.
2. Brake pedal adjustment??
3. Wire cleanup - I've been reading some ideas on this site that I may try.
4. Further expand on the white/black look.
5. Replace the plastic covers on each side of the bike with metal ones as they become available.
6. I'd like to do something about the horn but not sure what I'll do yet.

Anyways, just thought I'd share how these mods have been coming along in case they help anyone. The two changes that had the biggest impact for me are the long stem mirrors and Vance and Hines exhaust. Those two are a must! The exhaust sound has helped me be seen by other drivers and really helps to hear the engine when it comes to shifting so it's not only about bringout out the great Harley sound, for me, it's about safety too.

I would really like to adjust the brake pedal because of being a bit too low. I hope others will have some thoughts/ideas on how to raise it up a bit if that's possible?
 

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I was finally able to complete some additional mods but unfortunately, had to pay the local Harley shop to get the 4 hex bolts loose so I could install the luggage rack. I tried everything to get them out but after breaking an extractor tool, I knew it was a lost cause. I was spending too much time on it and paying for too many tools that failed to help.
The four bolts you refer to are actually Allen bolts and Harley is over-torquing these during assembly. We managed to remove three of the four in disassemblying our 750 but had to drill the last one as the Allen hole stripped out when we attempted to use an impact torque driver (the last resort for over-torqued fasteners). I can understand your frustration in trying to remove these. When I had to order a replacement bolt they tried to explain it away as being the torque lock used which is pure BS. The **** bolts are over-torqued. period.


Nice review of your modifications so far and thanks for the photos.
 

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I lucked out with my four bolts, I was able to break them all with just the allen itself without stripping the head. Otherwise wv, it looks good. Not sure how I like the trunk you installed. Going to have to think about for a while. Saddle bags of trunk.
 

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Yeah, the trunk may not be for everyone. I personally like the looks of it as well as the functionality. It fits my full face helmet, gloves, etc. which makes it easy when making stops. It also keeps everything secure too. Well, as secure as it can be anyways. Certainly a quick detach rack doesn't help in that area but I may invest in the lockable latch option from Harley.
Also, when picking up items at the store or bringing my lunch to work, it has a great deal of room and keeps everything dry as well.


Solo, I commend you on getting those bolts loose! I tried everything I could and just couldn't get them to budge at all. Paying the Harley shop $60 to loosen a few bolts is not what I had in mind. They said they had to cover the fender to protect the finish so they could heat up the bolts in order to get them loose.
 

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The four bolts you refer to are actually Allen bolts and Harley is over-torquing these during assembly. We managed to remove three of the four in disassemblying our 750 but had to drill the last one as the Allen hole stripped out when we attempted to use an impact torque driver (the last resort for over-torqued fasteners). I can understand your frustration in trying to remove these. When I had to order a replacement bolt they tried to explain it away as being the torque lock used which is pure BS. The **** bolts are over-torqued. period.


Nice review of your modifications so far and thanks for the photos.


I tried to see if any would budge but no luck so not sure what I was doing wrong as compared to a few of you that had some success. I had the right tools and even knew it was going to be a challenge based on some other posts from these forums but oh well, at least it's done now. I always like to do my own motorcycle mods and never ran into bolts being so over-torqued like this before. I hope that's the last time! lol
 

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I just installed the rack on mine and had the same problem with those 6mm Allen bolts. Luckily I was able to unscrew them all, but I noticed that locktite was used when they were screwed in. The instruction that came with the rack mounting hardware mentions to place locktite on the bolts, confirms this.
 

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Looks good.... love that bike in Denim Black!
 
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