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post #1 of 2 Old Oct 27th, 2008, 3:20 pm Thread Starter
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Removing the Side compartment?

From a previous request on how to remove the side compartment...

"With all the curves on the LT the hinges have to be in a straight line.
I bent the tabs up on each of the four hinges and pulled out the hinge pins.
The case cover will lift off. I finished removing the hinge tabs and did some filing to smooth things over.
Then ordered a 5mm by about 3' long stainless steel rod from McMaster Carr, about 5$.
Cut it in half, heated and hammered a flare on one end, filed it smooth and filed a bullet nose on the other end. Slid that in place to replace the four original hinge pins.
Re-attached the strap with a modified S hook. (still looking for a better hook)
Now I can remove the sidecases whenever."

Is there an easy way to remove the whole case? I too rubbed up against a curb and would like to take it to a body shop for repair, but hate to leave the bike and feel a better job can be done if it is removed. The above instructions for removing just the door leave me a little confused.

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Re: Removing the Side compartment?

Never mind! In the "similar" section below, this popped up...... I did a search, but must have not asked the correct question.....

It's not too bad only four bolts per case. But first you need to remove the top case then the plate under the top case and the rear light and then the rear panel. Then both rear foot plates and both battery covers. Other than that it is not too bad.

I would recommend a manual. Hopefully you wanted to do this to facilitate some other project as you cannot put it back together with out the side cases.
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