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I bought this mount for my tourpack from eBay.



Well, it didn't come with any bolts. Does anyone know what size bolts are needed to mount my tourpack to this?
 

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Your tour pack should come with a flat steel plate with either the bolts as part of it or in a bag. If your adding an older TP then you might have to hit the hardware store. I'm thinking they are 3/8" bolts but don't hold me to that.
 

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Your tour pack should come with a flat steel plate with either the bolts as part of it or in a bag. If your adding an older TP then you might have to hit the hardware store. I'm thinking they are 3/8" bolts but don't hold me to that.
Thanks, tourpack was bought used and didn't come with mounting bolts.
 

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Thanks, tourpack was bought used and didn't come with mounting bolts.
local hardware store it is. trying to find the correct MOCO hardware will be more of a hassle than its worth. If it were me, I'd find a spare bolt in my garage that is both long enough and the correct diameter to fit both the TP and the mount then hit the local mom and pop Hardware store to have them grab me 4 bolts, 4 flat washers, 4 lock washers, and 4 self-locking nuts. Put 1 flat washer on each bolt, slide the bolt through the tour pack (from the inside), place the tp on the mount, then slide 1 lock-washer on the exposed bolt shaft of the bolt, then place the self-locking nut. Torque snug, but don't crack the tourpack!
 
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local hardware store it is. trying to find the correct MOCO hardware will be more of a hassle than its worth. If it were me, I'd find a spare bolt in my garage that is both long enough and the correct diameter to fit both the TP and the mount then hit the local mom and pop Hardware store to have them grab me 4 bolts, 4 flat washers, 4 lock washers, and 4 self-locking nuts. Put 1 flat washer on each bolt, slide the bolt through the tour pack (from the inside), place the tp on the mount, then slide 1 lock-washer on the exposed bolt shaft of the bolt, then place the self-locking nut. Torque snug, but don't crack the tourpack!
Is the bottom of the tourpack suppose to be bare or is there suppose to be a thin metal plate?
 

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local hardware store it is. trying to find the correct MOCO hardware will be more of a hassle than its worth. If it were me, I'd find a spare bolt in my garage that is both long enough and the correct diameter to fit both the TP and the mount then hit the local mom and pop Hardware store to have them grab me 4 bolts, 4 flat washers, 4 lock washers, and 4 self-locking nuts. Put 1 flat washer on each bolt, slide the bolt through the tour pack (from the inside), place the tp on the mount, then slide 1 lock-washer on the exposed bolt shaft of the bolt, then place the self-locking nut. Torque snug, but don't crack the tourpack!
What he said, I would add to buy everything in stainless steel if possible. And Nyloc nuts. I used four 1/4" bolts, but I have an aftermarket Tour Pack and the holes in my rack are not big enough for 3/8".
Lowes has all I needed.
 

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Is the bottom of the tourpack suppose to be bare or is there suppose to be a thin metal plate?
There is a thin metal plate in mine along with a felt formed liner, but that came that way from the MoCo. Again, if it were me I'd go down to the local box store and pick up some sheet steel,(look in the HVAC/heating section) and get a piece of square air duct material. It'll probably be 16/18 gauge, very thin but thick enough for your purpose. Trim it to size and place that in the bottom of your tour pack for strength. Of course you'll have to drill it for the mounting holes, but that's easy too. Just trim it to the correct size for the inside of the TP then take it out and place it on the TP mount so that it is in the position you want the TP to sit on it , mark the holes from the mount and the TP then drill baby drill!
 

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What he said, I would add to buy everything in stainless steel if possible. And Nyloc nuts. I used four 1/4" bolts, but I have an aftermarket Tour Pack and the holes in my rack are not big enough for 3/8".
Lowes has all I needed.
Thank you.

There is a thin metal plate in mine along with a felt formed liner, but that came that way from the MoCo. Again, if it were me I'd go down to the local box store and pick up some sheet steel,(look in the HVAC/heating section) and get a piece of square air duct material. It'll probably be 16/18 gauge, very thin but thick enough for your purpose. Trim it to size and place that in the bottom of your tour pack for strength. Of course you'll have to drill it for the mounting holes, but that's easy too. Just trim it to the correct size for the inside of the TP then take it out and place it on the TP mount so that it is in the position you want the TP to sit on it , mark the holes from the mount and the TP then drill baby drill!
Thank you SFC!
 

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You can find the steel t pak plates on ebay for dirt cheap. They have the studs on them already. You're gonna want some type of plate in the bottom of the pak, otherwise it's gonna eventually crack or the bolts/washers will pull thru the plastic. The plate makes it so the pak has some rigidity and gives it an even, sturdy mounting point.

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You can find the steel t pak plates on ebay for dirt cheap. They have the studs on them already. You're gonna want some type of plate in the bottom of the pak, otherwise it's gonna eventually crack or the bolts/washers will pull thru the plastic. The plate makes it so the pak has some rigidity and gives it an even, sturdy mounting point.

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This one?

OEM Genuine Harley-Davidson Tour Pack Pak Reinforcement Base Metal Plate Support | eBay

I'm trying to get the part numbers.
 

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Yep, thats it, if your t pak is model years '13 & below. I think they changed em with the new paks. Whenever I searched tour pak insert on ebay, they always popped up. Usually alot cheaper than the one that you found.

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Thanks Chief. I'll keep looking, hard to just go to the hardware store in Europe to fabricate something.
 

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Thanks Chief. I'll keep looking, hard to just go to the hardware store in Europe to fabricate something.
I hear ya. It's bad enough over here in the States. I'd just hate to see your t pak crack or break is all, so that's why I highly recommend putting that plate in the bottom of it. I'm kind've under the impression that if HD didn't think it was necessary, they wouldn't use it, being the penny pinchers that they are.

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Yep, thats it, if your t pak is model years '13 & below. I think they changed em with the new paks. Whenever I searched tour pak insert on ebay, they always popped up. Usually alot cheaper than the one that you found.

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that one is highway robbery. the hd part number for that is 90755-09 and retails for less than $16.00

Parts Finder The Outpost Alaska)
 
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Thanks Chief. I'll keep looking, hard to just go to the hardware store in Europe to fabricate something.
You do know Dingus, that you're not restricted to using an OEM part or even steel for that matter. One of the things I learned while stationed in Germany in the 80's and 90's is that the German ingenuity is limitless! You can use almost any sturdy material and either fabricate a plate/support your self or find a Teutonic friend and have him/her fabricate something for you. Wood or Lexan/plexiglas comes to mind for materials. Truly, all your looking for is something to spread the load from the fiberglass/abs plastic of the tour pack to another material. taking the stress off of the TP. This is part of the fun of motorcycling, and increases the pride of ownership. DIY projects on the little things increase satisfaction of the bigger ones I've always found.
 
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You do know Dingus, that you're not restricted to using an OEM part or even steel for that matter. One of the things I learned while stationed in Germany in the 80's and 90's is that the German ingenuity is limitless! You can use almost any sturdy material and either fabricate a plate/support your self or find a Teutonic friend and have him/her fabricate something for you. Wood or Lexan/plexiglas comes to mind for materials. Truly, all your looking for is something to spread the load from the fiberglass/abs plastic of the tour pack to another material. taking the stress off of the TP. This is part of the fun of motorcycling, and increases the pride of ownership. DIY projects on the little things increase satisfaction of the bigger ones I've always found.
Roger SFC. Stopped by the Belgium dealership and placed an order. €24 so around $25 for it.

Unfortunately my dealership that's down the road doesn't have any english speakers.
 
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