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H-D Detachables Solo Rack

Part Number 53494-04A


Finish / Color: Chrome



Add touring capabilities to your solo seat Sportster® model in less than 60 seconds. This detachable Solo Rack fits over the fender when the passenger pillion is removed.

  • Features brazed hand-polished tubing and chrome finish
  • Requires docking hardware

Fits '04-later XL models (except XL1200CX) equipped with solo seat. All models require separate purchase of appropriate Docking Hardware. Docking Hardware is Original Equipment on XL1200T models.

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Do not use this rack as a seat. Do not exceed the fender rack weight capacity. Using as a seat or exceeding this capacity could cause handling problems which could result in loss of control and death or serious injury.

  • Mounting Style

  • Material Content

  • Material Length

    8.75 Inch
  • Material Width

    6.75 Inch
  • Weight Capacity

    10.0 US pound
  • Warranty

    1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    Luggage rack only
  • Sold Separately

    Docking hardware sold separately
H-D Detachables Solo Rack is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp looking, durable. This rack is a nice touch to the rear fender of my sportster 48. I have hauled a couple of minor things on it, but bought it mostly for looks. Either way, it's done it's job, and continues to shine!
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from recommended but only if you want to mount permanently... I bought this for my 2013 1200 Custom. I had purchased the bushings and installed them when I purchased my Express saddlebags. Juts as one person stated, I had to loosen up the rear mount bolts for the saddlebags to put this rack on. I also had to gently pry against the bags inner metal frame so it would clear the rack rear mount tabs. When I got it on the bike, I tightened the bolts back up. If I were to want to remove this rack, I would have to loosen the bolts again. May have to modify the frame for the bags. It presses against the rack.
Date published: 2015-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks and performs great This rack is a great addition to my 1200 Low. Coupled with a solo seat it adds a great deal of character and function. Looks great against the Root Beer Candy color scheme.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from by extra mounting hardware!!! this luggage rack DOES NOT LINE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!! everytime I take it off or try to put it on I have to loosen all the bolts, put the rack on the loosen bolts, than tighten everything back up. eventually the cheap mounting hardware starts rounding off and needs to be replaced!!!!
Date published: 2014-11-30
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would this fit into the docking hardware along with my detachable sissy bar ?

i generally strap things to the sissy bar , leaving said item laying on the fender , this would guard the fender if it would fit along with the sissy bar into the docking hardware
Asked by: SUPT98

What size are the screws that hold the latches on, and are replacements available?

I bought the chrome solo rack and find it very useful. However, one of the screws holding one of the latches fell out somewhere. I bought a set of the locking detachables hardware as a replacement, but they don't include the screws! :( I am very resistant to buying another 185.00 rack simply because I am missing a 5 cent screw,
Asked by: hcblass
Hi hcblass, I am sorry to hear a screw was lost in the process of installation. The part you are looking for can be purchased through a local dealership w/ P/N 3007, Stainless Hex Socket Button Head Screw. 1/8 in size. Hope this helps
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-08-16

Please confirm what hardware I require with saddlebags #90201329

Asked by: Didi
Hi Didi, I am assuming you have a '05-later XL 883L model. The H-D Detachable Solo Rack comes with mounting hardware, L&R Saddlebag, reflector kit and leather dressing. You will need in addition to items mentioned is P/N 68474-04B (Chrome) or 73281-10 (Black). Hope this helps!
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-08-16

Description states mounting hardware is needed and fender needs to be drilled.

I am not finding the mounting hardware, but I already have the saddlebags with the spacers. Is that the mounting hardware? I am not seeing new fender holes in the picture, or the need for them. Where are new holes needed?
Asked by: Johnvt5
Hello Johnvt5! The detachable H-D Detachables Solo Rack requires docking hardware--not included in the kit. Please see P/N 53529-04, H-D Detachables Docking Hardware. Thanks!
Answered by: RowdyGrl79
Date published: 2016-03-28
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