Curious how the Chinese knockoffs hold up. I've already seen people selling the knock off saber lights because the plug doesn't fit the Victory plug.
Well Ive told you the Sabre lights are fittable with a small mod to the plug, ya gotta cut the locating pin off with a hobby knife so the plug goes together...dont need to be Einstein to work that out.
Saddlebag protectors arrived here in 6 days!
wasnt expecting them for weeks from China.
got a card in the mail that I had a parcel at the post office so rode the XC there and theres a huge box so I try to stap it on the rack with one occy strap errrr not gonna work!
a lady comes outta the post office and comments on my obvious predicament....
I ask her if shes going anywhere near the service station, she says yes she has to fuel her campervan up.
Hey could you take this box there for me please? My factory is just behind there..
How heavy is it ? she says
Ill carry it to your camper I say, and a short walk later my $480 racks are in a strangers vehicle and Im walking back to my bike.
People outside post office that observed commented she may drive off with my box!
This is Currumbin not Kirra I reply🙂
and I ride home park the bike and slip into the servo where shes filling up with diesel.
I get my box , thank her and give her my business card, then I go put the box in my shed and grab her one of the medium size T shirts that I sell on ebay and markets and give it to her.. as well as offering her a motorcycle ride next time shes in the area ( nice woman too)😉
ok so cant wait to fit em .
open box, thryre flat black and I momentatily consider getting them powder coated gloss but can the idea cos Im impatient and also wanna ensure they fit.
I take off the bags and the bolts securing the rear of the exhausts plus the hex allen bolt seduring the saddlebag mouning rack.
trial fit loose and its obvious a litte adjustment is needed!
I go get my club hammer and flip the bars over and place my foot in it and belt the middle mounting flange a few times till it looks like lining up.
Then I go get some flat washers and some longer bolts for the mufflers and get my blue loctite
fitting all the bolts loose is the trick and tighterning them in stages, till theyre firm firm by hand,. tight but not stripped!
No idea how many inch pounds theres no instructions Muffler bolts are tight tight as are the others....be careful of the front bag bracket allen bolt as it goes into the alloy frame in will strip it easy , it aint got a lot of purchase with a washer as well si I left that off
So yeah a but if Aussie ingenuity is needed to get em fitted. .
then the best part ..The Test Ride!!!😎
oh yeah and I put a bolt n nut through the hole in the bottom pic to slow someone down from stealing my passenger backrest and rack