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He told me it took 15 min to remove the trunk and put in the filler plate.
Maybe because he's shorter and i have a better angle at it, but start to finish it took maybe 5.
Sans Trunk

 

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Thanks!

I'm impressed you did it so quickly...especially on your first try! While I wouldn't use the word "lie," I would like to say that it's my policy to Under-Promise and Over-Deliver. That's better than making unrealistic claims. Personally, I got to the point where it would take me less than 15 minutes start to finish to remove the trunk.

At that rate, putting it back on may take you seven minutes! It took me longer!

Now, tell us if you notice a handling difference without the trunk in place.
 

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SO MUCH. BETTER. LOOKING.....I know everybody loves the tour pack but it just changes the look of the bike sooo much....for the better IMHO.
 

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I think when i go to put the trunk on it will take more care and precision as to not scratch the paint .
Andy had tape around the perimiter when he installed it. Not a bad idea.
I think the fact that i am taller and can drop it down into position easier will make all the difference. Ill let you know when i put it back on.
Since i have yet to ride with a passenger, and will do so rarely, i might just leave it off for a while.
 

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Clubford00 said:
I changed the heading , Lie is an ugly word even if used in a fun way.
Thanks. But you would probably get more attention on this thread with the "Did Andy Lie" heading!

I think by now, with Clubford adding 2K miles or so to the bike since taking possession, I think he can tell you that I properly represented the condition of the bike.

At least, I hope I did! Again, it's Karma. If I did that to someone, it would come back to me some other way.

Oh, and Clubford, that loaner engine I placed in the bike...You can send it back now. Didn't you read the fine print in the contract? I guess you can keep the tires AND the oil...my gift!

Of course, I'm kidding.
 

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Thanks Andy, and i did find an extra envelope way in the corner of the side bag with all those 100's in it, but dont worry I had fun at the casino.
Im sure you would have wanted to know it went to a good cause.
One question though the little book with the envelope with all those #s in it, what was that? And who is No Nose? he is mentioned several times in the book.
 

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Clubford00 said:
Thanks Andy, and i did find an extra envelope way in the corner of the side bag with all those 100's in it, but dont worry I had fun at the casino.
Im sure you would have wanted to know it went to a good cause.
One question though the little book with the envelope with all those #s in it, what was that? And who is No Nose? he is mentioned several times in the book.
Was the name Soprano mentioned in the address book? If so, I'll call him and let him know where it is. By the way, those were Tony's hundred dollar bills. I'm sure he might want to talk to you about it. He's a great guy, but his interest rates are VERY high. I wouldn't be late on a payment if I were you!

In fact, maybe he'll save me the postage and hand deliver your patch!
 

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No problem, the casino took every last one of the bills and the book had your address in the back so when No Nose showed up i told him that you said let em try and find me. I just handed him the book and said your address was in the back.
He left in a rather big hurry. Mumbling something about kneecaps.
 

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I just took my trunk off for the first time a few days ago. It took about 15 minutes, but I was going slow and being very meticulous about it because it was my first time. I know I can do it in less time, but why be in a hurry.
As far as the ride goes, it is a completely different bike. If feels nimbler and I can definitely tell the difference without the weight up high from the trunck.
 

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heiser252 said:
I just took my trunk off for the first time a few days ago. It took about 15 minutes, but I was going slow and being very meticulous about it because it was my first time. I know I can do it in less time, but why be in a hurry.
As far as the ride goes, it is a completely different bike. If feels nimbler and I can definitely tell the difference without the weight up high from the trunck.
You'll probably notice a difference when in a cross-wind situation as without the trunk, there's less mass and it appears a bit more stable in this situation. This applies when penetrating the wind envelope when passing trucks.

Don't forget to adjust the rear shock pressure when adding/removing the trunk. I would notice subtle differences with different air pressures.
 

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I never removed the seat or the license plate frame, maybe that why i did it so fast.
I removed the 4 bolts in the trunk , pulled the trunk up and layed it forward on the seat, unhooked the connector light clip, removed the trunk.
Then i pulled up the rear plastic panel and tucked a rag on each side to hold it away from the area i was putting in the filler panel, put the filler in and re snapped the other panel around it. And was done. Again i am tall and could get a good angle on lifting the trunk.
If you are a shorter person or someone without the proper tools, either follow the video to make it a litle longer but easier to put the rear panel in, or have your local dealer do it for you. I also believe they sell a bracket that you can bolt the loose trunk to and that bracket can mount on the wall in your garage for storage of the trunk.
Andy? i believe you might have a picture of the bracket?
 

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Clubford00 said:
I never removed the seat or the license plate frame, maybe that why i did it so fast.
So you skipped a few steps, huh?

While they may work for removing the trunk, you may have to remove the seat and the license plate frame when installing the trunk. As you've noticed, the license plate frame on that bike is a bit taller due to the installation of the LED strip. That will leave a smaller margin of error when installing the trunk.

For the installation, the seat removal just makes it easier to get to the wiring harnesses.
 
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