This past weekend, I finished installing the detachable Tour Pak. I did not buy the kit that HD sells, but acquired the pieces I needed a little bit at a time.
Over on the other forum, I came across a post in which the author used a piece of clear acrylic to make a support for the wires. I made something similar. Along the forward edge of the acrylic sheet, I drilled a number of holes, then laced some 16 gage black hookup wire through the holes. I use the wire as twist ties, to hold up the connections when the Tour Pak is installed.
I did not use the HD lights for the saddle bags. I didn't want the hassle of needing to disconnect, then reconnect the wires every time I removed the bags (such as checking tire pressure). Instead, I used the new Pro Beam Fillerz from Custom Dynamics. On my '17, they function as run/brake/turn. Boy, are those things bright! (I've just ordered the matching tail light and brake flasher.)
I used this antenna ( https://www.ebay.com/itm/2014-2017-A....c100011.m1850
) rather than relocating the whip antenna. So far, it seems to be working well. There is only 1 station that I can not get, that I used to. I live quite a ways from the transmitters, so I feel this is acceptable. I have not yet upgraded the stereo with an amp, so I don't know how this antenna will perform then.
The license plate, I'm not real excited about it sticking up in the air with the Tour Pak off, but I'll live with it.
I used my bathroom scale to weigh the Tour Pak (with stuff that I carried inside) and the rack; it came to 55 lbs. I can feel the weight reduction on acceleration. I have not yet tried to pick up the bike from a dropped position to find out how much of an affect it will have.
With the Tour Pak removed, I can now load the bike into the Toy Hauler, without needing to modify the trailer.
Riding without the Tour Pak installed, I miss the storage space, otherwise having it detachable is accomplishing what I wanted to have done.