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I've been contemplating a cafe-styled tail section for my bike for a while. My prerequisite though was that I wanted to keep the fender struts and quick attach points. I spoke with a local guy about making up a custom fiberglass one with a welded hoop; my concern was the vibes on Nyx might not suit that solution. I've seen fibreglass saddle bags not cope with the vibrations, so I had my reservations. So I'd pretty much decided to just change out to a custom seat instead.

And now Harley have come out with one; it keeps the fender struts and fits the 07-09 models with the ecm under the seat. So it ticks a lot of boxes for me, even though it is, of course, HD priced.



I've been trying to source more information about it, but the installation guide isn't on the website yet. And there are limited photos.

In particular, I'm interested in knowing if the quick detach hardware still fits on the struts. In the photos/video, it almost seems as if they've moved the turn/brake lights further back taking out the option to use the rear-most attachment point. Though perhaps this won't be too difficult to adapt



If anyone has further information or photos, I'd appreciate more insight. I suspect it will be a little while before I get to see one "in the flesh" in North Queensland.
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Well Trace you could do a V-rod rear fender like the one on Orange, keeps the mount points allowing a quick switch from luggage rack to sissybar sideplates. I did use the V-rod turn signal license plate assembly.
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I've got a friend that is ordering one. It will probably take a while for him to get it here in Italy but when he does, I'll get pic's and copies of the install doc's to you if you're still in need.
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I'd also wait a bit and see how fast the Chinese copy it.
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I've got a friend that is ordering one. It will probably take a while for him to get it here in Italy but when he does, I'll get pic's and copies of the install doc's to you if you're still in need.
Jim, that would be awesome, thank you!
I recognise it might take a while; same story for anything arriving downunder. But very much appreciate that offer!

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I'd also wait a bit and see how fast the Chinese copy it.
Sound advice. They are excellent at reverse engineering. I imagine that is where it is being made anyhow


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Well Trace you could do a V-rod rear fender like the one on Orange, keeps the mount points allowing a quick switch from luggage rack to sissybar sideplates. I did use the V-rod turn signal license plate assembly.
That could indeed work too Paul. After meeting Orange I have considered that fender, but the underseat ECM is a wildcard. I also felt the Vrod fender is a tad wider than the look I'm aiming for. Think here, something about loving my lady hump vs does this make my ass look fat
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Speaking of fat, I don't care for the part that covers the top of the shock. I'd also want to see one in the wild before committing to it. Some angles may not look that good.
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Looking at the kit, and I'm not quite picturing where the ecm tray is being located / suspended from... but I imagine the instructions will have more info on that when available.

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Speaking of fat, I don't care for the part that covers the top of the shock. I'd also want to see one in the wild before committing to it. Some angles may not look that good.
Yes, similar reservations here. I've learned before that Harley tend to be very good at finding the most flattering angles and lighting for their product shots; things can look quite different in person.
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I would be interested as well. It hasn't even hit the Canadian HD website so I can't even price it so far.
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Looking at the kit, and I'm not quite picturing where the ecm tray is being located / suspended from... but I imagine the instructions will have more info on that when available.

Interesting, those turn signals in the OP (and maybe what they are showing in this kit) are from the new Roadster.

I thought I had a better shot, guess I took it off the cloud:



Anyway the Roadster CX is not compatible with the Harley detachables presumably because of those signals.

But maybe it would work with the current turn signal mount?
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