Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4 out of 5 by wegrob Installation Instructions Revision Needed
I first looked at the installation instruction on this website prior to purchasing these guard rails. Installation looked pretty easy. Then I bought them and tried every conceivable angle to install them according to the provided instructions only to achieve utter failure. I went back to the dealer to see if they had suggestions. I was looking at $100-$200 worth of shop time when one of my favorite parts guys looked online and suggested removing the front clamp on the rails like the other reviews suggested. Installed both rails in less than an hour!
You'll need a good set of star sockets and it will help if you have at least a 6" socket extension, as your work area is limited once you put the rails on and try to tighten the bolts.
Harley Davidson....please revise your installation instructions to reflect this. I was so frustrated at first I nearly returned them.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SKIHOG Beautiful updated Rushmore look plus install tip
First of all these new saddlebag rails match the updated look of your Rushmore touring bike. Very shuttle and still classic look.
I do agree with a prior post that installation requires the disassembly of the rail in order to fit through and around the fender frames. All this requires is the removal of 2 Allen head socket screws however you do need to be aware these screws appear to have been set with a loo title screw set.
Very glad this was one of the first addition to my 2014 FLHTCU.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martin Installation Instructions
This installation was fairly straight forward, there was however one step omitted from the instructions. In order to get the rails to feed through the bracket you must remove the end off the saddlebag guards, it is as simple as removing 2 allen head set screws and taking the end off. Once you feed the guards through, screw the end back on and your troubles are over. In all this product took less than 30 minutes to install. Beautiful fit and finish.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike2014 Easy Install
I looked at the reviews of these guard rails after purchasing. I was concerned about the difficulty of the install. I can tell you that it took less than 30 minutes and that includes both rails. My bike is a new 2014 Limited. The left rails go on without any trouble. The right ones are a little bit more tricky. The trick is to take off the front piece that clamps onto the factory rail. It is held on by two 1 inch long allen head screws. Feed the rails thru the hole and mount the rear bracket with the supplied hardware. Then re-attach the front piece and complete the install. There is no need to take off the shocks or the exhaust. The rails look great although I think they should be standard equipment on a bike of this type.
November 25, 2013