Download Harley-Davidson Hard Mount Installation Guide – 1. It is recommended that you create a template from cardboard or heavy paper (not included) of the back of the bag to assist in proper placement on the motorcycle. The template can be used for both bags simply by flipping it over horizontally 180 degree for slant style bags. For all other saddlebags transfer template to other bag making sure that the hole pattern corresponds with the bolts pattern on the opposite fender strut. 2-Assemble the saddlebags support 2. Remove your existing fender strut mounting bolts. 3. (A*) Install replacement 8mm x 70mm or 10mm x 70mm bolts. (Most Harley-Davidson models will utilize the 8mm bolts. Please determine which bolts will fit your specific application prior to assembly. Your make and model of motorcycle may require additional hardware. (See your motorcycle owner’s manual). 4. Install 2 upright and secure tight enough to maintain position and secure with the lock nuts (Metric applications do not require lock nuts). Ensure that bracket angles are away from the bike. 5. Lightly apply a dab of engine oil and lightly coat the exposed bolts(C or D) and barrel bolt Hex- head (E) assemblies (Mark at 4 points for each saddlebag).