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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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saddlebag supports+backrest+fender= no fit

I need a little help here I have a backrest on my bike and just ordered saddlebag supports. The problem I have is the bolts for either of them are to short when I try to have both on the bike. Has any one else had this problem? If so were you able to order longer bolts from someplace?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 08:48 PM
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Any good hardware store should have plenty of different lengths to choose from, usually in 5mm increments. The bolt size is M8x1.25x(length in mm).
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Yup. I had same problem. I just went a bolt supply shop for longer ones. Bolt heads are inside bag so just used regular bolts but you could prob get chrome ones. Just be sure to get correct threads. Longer bolts were a buck each or something like that.

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Same problem with the V2K with the addition of saddlebag supports and sissy bar. Each came with required hardware to mount them, but neither of them had bolts long enough to do both. Made a trip to Advance Auto (other hardware stores would probably be better) and picked up 4 bolts just a tad longer and I am in business.

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