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I'd like to add a TP to my '13 RGC CVO. I have the 4 points docking HW and from what I've been searching/reading I 'think' I can do the following:

Get an aftermarket 2014+ TP (King or Chopped, haven't decided yet) along with the 2014+ quick detach mount.

The factory part number would be 53000055DRI but I'm not willing to take out another loan. As such I'll need to find a local painter/shop that can match and paint it.

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People 'seem' to have had good luck with: Mutazu, Advanblack and Colton's Custom Creations.

Is the metal backing plate a must?

Assuming I want to run/add lighting to the TP what should I be looking for? The Namz harness doesn't seem to take the CVO LED's into consideration? Is there another option aside from making my own harness?

Is there a way to get an OEM keyed lock for an aftermarket TP - i.e. a part number for the lock barrel?

Please feel free to add, answer, admonish or edit any of the above.

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I'd like to add a TP to my '13 RGC CVO. I have the 4 points docking HW and from what I've been searching/reading I 'think' I can do the following:

Get an aftermarket 2014+ TP (King or Chopped, haven't decided yet) along with the 2014+ quick detach mount.

The factory part number would be 53000055DRI but I'm not willing to take out another loan. As such I'll need to find a local painter/shop that can match and paint it.

Questions:

People 'seem' to have had good luck with: Mutazu, Advanblack and Colton's Custom Creations.

Is the metal backing plate a must?

Assuming I want to run/add lighting to the TP what should I be looking for? The Namz harness doesn't seem to take the CVO LED's into consideration? Is there another option aside from making my own harness?

Is there a way to get an OEM keyed lock for an aftermarket TP - i.e. a part number for the lock barrel?

Please feel free to add, answer, admonish or edit any of the above.

Thanks!
I bought an unpainted HD 14+ King TP for my 2012 CVO as it is a better quality than the Mutazu. The Mutazu was the only aftermarket at the time that I could find and I had seen some of their TP's in person and was not happy with their quality. I then had a painter match my CVO Skunk to a "T" and was extremely happy with my choice and felt my money was well spent.

You can just go to any dealership for the lock. All you need is your 4 digit key code and they can order the lock to match your existing key.

I didn't add lights to mine but others have and yes it is different on a CVO than other bikes so maybe someone that has done it will help you out there.

I would suggest contacting Xtreme Dimensions as they do paint for CVO's that is amazing and have him give you a price for everything you need. He can order the TP and paint it and then ship it to you rather than you buying it and paying to ship it to him then back to you. He can also do custom lights that look way better than the stock. Just remember that buying a cheaper TP may cost you more money in the long run if it ends up needing more prep time for paint. That's why I would suggest talking to a painter first and see what they would recommend.

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In my opinion, the metal backing plate is necessary. It adds rigidity to the pak, and gives it a nice solid mount. It also keeps the bolts from pulling thru the plastic. You'll want the bottom of the pack to have a nice solid floor once you start putting gear in the pak.

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lil chief said:
I bought an unpainted HD 14+ King TP for my 2012 CVO... I then had a painter match my CVO Skunk to a "T" and was extremely happy with my choice...
Yeah, the general consensus seems to be that 'you get what you pay for'. That being said, it definitely seems that shopping around you're bound to beat the HD prices. :eek:

lil chief said:
You can just go to any dealership for the lock...
Perfect, thanks!

lil chief said:
I would suggest contacting Xtreme Dimensions as they do paint for CVO's that is amazing and have him give you a price for everything you need...
Checking them out now!

lil chief said:
In my opinion, the metal backing plate is necessary. It adds rigidity to the pak, and gives it a nice solid mount... Lil Chief
I kinda figured. Just didn't know if they were more rigid that I was thinking.

Can't thank you enough for your advice!
 

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Depending on color, just matching the factory paint is not that easy. Have to find a good painter. But I know a great painter that got Harley paint and came out with 8 different shades depending on how the candy color was laid out. Custom painted vehicles in Wisconsin will factory match anything, graphics and all. Because that is who paints some low production items for the MoCo. I would go with a pack from board tracker, get your matching paint and lock and then you are done. I made my own base plate for $10. Good luck.

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I went with the king because I wanted to put a helmet in it and found it fits two. The chopped sure looks better. So choice your side of the coin. The lock is the same as the saddle bag, again you need your key code. The base keeps it from coming off and is a must. I went with Advan black color match to Amber Whiskey, took a long time but matches perfect. I think the namz quick disconnect harness and the factory harness will get you lights but no power latch. Let us know what you end up doing.

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In my opinion, the metal backing plate is necessary. It adds rigidity to the pak, and gives it a nice solid mount. It also keeps the bolts from pulling thru the plastic. You'll want the bottom of the pack to have a nice solid floor once you start putting gear in the pak.

Lil Chief
Don't forget if a passenger is there, the stress on the pack is even greater! :smile:
 
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Save yourself the trouble and go with a HD TP; I have the HD chopped TP on my 13 CVO RG, my riding buddy purchased an aftermarket one. He ended up spending just as much and with more aggravation than me. Yes you will need the metal plate for stability. If you can have everything done (paint & hardware installed) and shipped to you, you will be much better off.
 
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