Removing R/Tail Light Bar & License Plate Bracket - Road Glide Forums
Do-IT-Yourself For all those Do-it-yourself ideas that will save you some bucks

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2017, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
Life Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 6,417
Removing R/Tail Light Bar & License Plate Bracket

I have a 2018 RGS and going to install the HD curved license plate bracket to the original tail light bar. There is not enough room between the bracket and the fender just to remove the bracket from the tail light bar. It looks like one can do that with the rear tire still mounted?? Has anyone done this without removing the rear tire or jacking up the bike some for more room between the tire and mounting bolts to the tail light bar? I looked it up in my 2015 shop manual(I wanted a 18 shop manual, but now they are over $100) and it does not really indicate the need to remove or jack the bike up a bit.

Thanks

2018 FLTRXS, Vivid Black, KW Slicer Front Fender, Sundowner Seat/Modified by Mean City Cycle
FLTRXS18 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2017, 03:44 PM
Life Member
 
bucketlisthd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: W.MA.
Posts: 1,802
I did my 15 RGS with the tire on. Don't recall if I jacked it or not. I think that it's doable lying down with the right tool combination. No idea what that was at this point.

'15 Roadglide Special
'87 FXR 100"
'79 Goldwing cafe
bucketlisthd is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2017, 04:40 PM
Hangaround
 
AJsix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 58
Garage
Yep - did it on my 17 RGS to get rid of the reflector. Lay on your back and reach up between the tire and fender - I believe I use a boxed end wrench - just have to feel your way through it. Not much throw on the wrench turns so it will take a minute to get the bolts off. Easily doable.
madmat likes this.
AJsix is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2017, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
Life Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 6,417
All, thanks for the replies.

2018 FLTRXS, Vivid Black, KW Slicer Front Fender, Sundowner Seat/Modified by Mean City Cycle
FLTRXS18 is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2017, 05:24 PM
Hangaround
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJsix View Post
Yep - did it on my 17 RGS to get rid of the reflector. Lay on your back and reach up between the tire and fender - I believe I use a boxed end wrench - just have to feel your way through it. Not much throw on the wrench turns so it will take a minute to get the bolts off. Easily doable.
Same thing I did. It sucked but got it.
Smoke338 likes this.
Dave I. is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2017, 07:15 PM
Hangaround
 
Smoke338's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Dayton Texas
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJsix View Post
Yep - did it on my 17 RGS to get rid of the reflector. Lay on your back and reach up between the tire and fender - I believe I use a boxed end wrench - just have to feel your way through it. Not much throw on the wrench turns so it will take a minute to get the bolts off. Easily doable.
I did the same.
I stopped counting after 12 million quarter turns of the box end wrench............


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Smoke338 is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-14-2017, 07:29 PM
Life Member
 
bucketlisthd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: W.MA.
Posts: 1,802
You could try a 1/4" drive ratchet, or maybe a thumb wheel ratchet.

'15 Roadglide Special
'87 FXR 100"
'79 Goldwing cafe
bucketlisthd is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-15-2017, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
Life Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 6,417
All, thanks for the input

2018 FLTRXS, Vivid Black, KW Slicer Front Fender, Sundowner Seat/Modified by Mean City Cycle
FLTRXS18 is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-15-2017, 03:59 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 38
If you have a ratchet wrench with a flex head it will be much easier.

2015 Road Glide Special
TENGEL78 is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-15-2017, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
Life Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 6,417
Quote:
Originally Posted by TENGEL78 View Post
If you have a ratchet wrench with a flex head it will be much easier.
Thanks for the info, depending on what size I may have that.

2018 FLTRXS, Vivid Black, KW Slicer Front Fender, Sundowner Seat/Modified by Mean City Cycle
FLTRXS18 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 CVO rear light bar removal (license plate relocation) WSNuke Aftermarket Accessories 0 04-02-2018 03:37 PM
09 and up license plate bracket & brake light lens yzergod Parts for Sale 1 05-06-2014 11:33 AM
Wtb license plate relocate kit/bracket 11FLTRX103 Wanted! (Buy or Trade) 1 06-13-2012 10:34 PM
Yaffe License Plate Bracket METIME Aftermarket Accessories 1 09-14-2011 09:24 PM
License Plate Relocator Bracket sportyguy69 Aftermarket Accessories 9 06-20-2011 08:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome