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post #1 of 13 Old Sep 10th, 2006, 1:19 pm Thread Starter
 
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How do I remove the top case?

I'm considering removing the top case from my '05 LT. Are there any threads here that detail the procedure? How long should this take?
Any help, tips, greatly appreciated.
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A 10-minute job once you've done it once or twice.
  • Remove rear seat (2 Allen screws, and connector for heat)
  • Disconnect 2 barrel connectors to the tour trunk (a 3rd little connector for '05 models)
  • Open tour trunk and remove strap.
  • Remove liner (Velcro tab up front, and little tabs in the latch holes. Use a little screw driver to release them while pulling up on the liner.)
  • 4 Allen screws on the bottom of trunk
  • Replace rear seat
I think that covers it. Use the search tool. There's a ton of info on this procedure.
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I'm considering removing the top case from my '05 LT. Are there any threads here that detail the procedure? How long should this take?
Any help, tips, greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Marv
About 30 minutes, remove rear seat to unplug wiring, unscrew the plastic screw that holds the end of retractible limiter strap to bottom half of case, use two small flat tip screw drivers inserted at rear of top case's two latch's hooks behind the hook center pin, the screw drivers release two plastic locks that hold the inner liner in place. inner liner should lift out with EASE. With inner liner out you will see four large head screws, remove them and top case should come off.

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Instructions with photos: http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/jfbeard...unkremoval.htm

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Thanks folks! Your replies very much appreciated...

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I met a new owner (06') at the dealer the other day (Kelly) and among other things I mentioned about the case and that it can be removed or moved back. He came over today with his wife and we removed the case then put it back on in the rear position. He can't wait to get in on a tech day! So when Kelly registers give him a big welcome!

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A 10-minute job once you've done it once or twice.
  • Remove rear seat (2 Allen screws, and connector for heat)
  • Disconnect 2 barrel connectors to the tour trunk (a 3rd little connector for '05 models)
  • Open tour trunk and remove strap.
  • Remove liner (Velcro tab up front, and little tabs in the latch holes. Use a little screw driver to release them while pulling up on the liner.)
  • 4 Allen screws on the bottom of trunk
  • Replace rear seat
I think that covers it. Use the search tool. There's a ton of info on this procedure.
First off, yes, I know this is an older thread. Now that that's out of the way. . .

I've had the top case off and on my '00 and '05 LTs several times (I have a Ft Worth Rack and switch between the two) but this is the first I've seen of a third connector for the '05 LT.

I've only noticed two on mine, and am wondering if this third connection missing is why my topcase does not centrally lock/unlock.

Any ideas?

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Tony,


It is a small (compared to the barrels), flat, two pin connector that drives the electric lock in the top case.
Apparently a lot of them were never hooked up by the dealers as the top case is shipped in a box.

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The third connector is on mine also (2005). Feeds down from the left side of box (standing behind the bike) if my memory is correct.
The female end of plug should be visible under the passengers seat about dead center & a few inches forward of where the barrel connectors sit. I do have central locking on everything also. You will see it sitting in a clip.
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http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/jfbeard...unkremoval.htm

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Sorry, posted this to the wrong thread.

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Re: Thread for top case removal?

I am removing the top case from my '99.

One of these barrel connectors is really giving me problems.
It appears to be of a different make or style than the one that came off real easy
the one that came off easy had 'painted' arrows. The difficult one does not.

Any clues/suggestions?
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Re: Thread for top case removal?

It should be just the same type of connector. May be stiff if it has not been removed in some time. Twist and pull.

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