Originally Posted by Captain Bligh
I think Chopper Dude is saying they go right under the docking point itself (bagside or frontside of the mounting bracket). So, which is it and does it make any difference? Also Chopper Dude talks of bends in the black brackets. Mine appear to be flatter of the pancake.
Hey Cap'n, sorry if I confused you, but the FRONT portion of the long thin bracket (has smallest hole in it) will go underneath the front mounting point.
The REAR portion of that same bracket should like up with one of those four holes that are open. Specifically, the hole on the TOP row, nearest the front of the motorcycle.
(Both bottom holes were designed for the air suspension schrader valves to be relocated to. Older bikes had front and rear air assist suspension, so there were two schrader valves, current models only have rear air, but they have to make the bracket for the older models as well. ALSO, over the years the MoCo has moved the location of the schrader valves from the right side (when there were two) to the left side (now that there is only one). That is why both brackets have holes.
To repeat... the bottom row of holes is where your schrader valves go, if you look closely you should see a 'F', and a 'R' next to the holes, might be on the back of the bracket though. The top two holes, the front most hole is where that bracket thing goes, I don't know that the rear hole is for, can't recall using it.
Cap'n, the bend in the brackets is VERY slight, more a slight curve than a bend. Hold them up sideways, you should see an angle in there about a third of the way down from the little hole.
If for some reason yours don't have it, why wouldn't worry, also, the instructions say that long thin bracket goes "behind" closest to the tire at the rear docking position.