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I can't believe you got them off. I couldn't budge those hex bolts with my little hex wrenches, and even bought special ones for my power driver, and despite having tons of torque, the Bosch wouldn't budge. I'm impressed. Honda put those on with extreme maximum torqueage. As Ms. Vito said in My Cousin Vinny, they're Dead On Balls Accurate. "It's an industry term."



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I couldn't budge them with my mini CRUZTool socket set but no issue with the 3/8th drive set. It's been said that in the Japanese automobile factories, Gorilla San does the final torque setting on footpeg bolts and oil filters. I had to use a manual impact driver to take the doors off my Suzuki Samurai even as a younger man. Also, I think they use some type of thread locker so heat might help.

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Put a pipe over the handle to extend your length/increase your leverage/torque.

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For future reference here is the Honda OEM installation direction. Scroll down to see the section on installing everything with the passenger pad/sissybar.

https://cdn.powersports.honda.com/do...75-MJR-670.pdf

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For future reference here is the Honda OEM installation direction. Scroll down to see the section on installing everything with the passenger pad/sissybar.

https://cdn.powersports.honda.com/do...75-MJR-670.pdf
Thanks Farther!!! Just what I needed.

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The specific directions for installing with the backrest/cargo carrier is on page 4.

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Farther & Richmonder,
I want to thank you both for the schematic/installation directions, installation video and advice given. I installed the bags today and every single word of advice was most helpful. The chopsticks worked like a charm for alignment of spacer, backrest, bracket. I also hung the stays and bracket as Farther had suggested to free up two hands for hardware. I certainly could have used another hand. I believe it's harder with less play and wiggle room when you throw the backrest in the mix. All in all, it went well. I'm grateful for your advice given. THANK YOU.











I am pleased with the quality of these Honda bags, everything lines up, all holes were properly drilled, all the hardware was included (nothing missing). Suggestions for anyone else planning on doing this would be leave EVERTHING loose or just finger tight until you have all hardware installed or it just won't work. I suggest hanging the bracket and stay from the rail to free up both hands for proper alignment. Farther's chopstick idea for aligning the holes worked like a charm. Patience.
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Outstanding! Glad you were able to get them on without too much trouble, and if I was able to contribute in some small way, excellent. I'll have to put a set of chopsticks in my toolbox.





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