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So I am wanting to get my 2006 Low Rider to the point where I don't feel I need to trade it in for a Road Glide or Street Glide. I like those but don't want the front fairing and the cost to upgrade my Dyna to what I want is cheaper than trading it in and then re doing all of the customization I have already done on my Low Rider. I have added a stereo with 4.1 channels and the front speakers on the handlebars and would like to add some fiberglass locking saddlebags with speakers. Does anyone have a fiberglass fabricator they have used and a paint person that they would recommend so that I could get the bags unpainted and then have them painted to match my tins? Has anyone added fiberglass bags to a Dyna here?
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I added hard bags to my '95 FXD. I started with some early FLH bags and bag supports. The supports were trimmed and modified to bolt to the rear struts, then chromed. The bags could have been used without changes, but I added a set of '46 Ford tail lights to the rear of the bags. You will need to do something to replace your rear turn signals, which will probably be in the way of removing the lids.

It came out looking pretty good with the longer rear fender. Because of the fender mounting brackets under the seat on the Dyna frame, I grafted the back half of a Fatboy fender to the front half of a Dyna fender.
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Did you redo the fender because you set the bags so far back? I'm curious as to how the rear lights look.
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I wanted the look of the longer fender because I thought the short Dyna fender would just not look right with the longer saddle bags on either side.

The Dyna fender has a shoulder and is narrower at the top of the fender...........this narrower section fits between some brackets welded to the Dyna frame. A Fatboy fender does not have this offset and will not match up to the frame brackets on the Dyna chassis.

I used the blue dot lens on the tail lights and turned the lights 90 degrees so that they mount vertically in the rear of the bag. I wired them with flat 4 pin trailer plugs to remove the bags when needed.

The picture is a little dark, but you can see what it looks like.

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This was some great tech for the Forum. Would like to see more of the fender welding on this FXD. Tech articles rock, imho!
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Sorry..............I don't have any pics of the fender work as it was being done.....basically...........I trimmed the Dyna fender off just behind the seat mounting screw and trimmed the Fatboy fender just in front of the seat mounting screw ......then cut out the mounting nut in the Fatboy fender and overlapped them with the Fatboy fender on the outside. After checking the outer radius for alignment, the two fenders were welded together.............a little body filler and sanding finished it off. New holes were drilled to fit the Dyna struts..........

That pretty much covers the basic fab work that was required.

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Sorry..............I don't have any pics of the fender work as it was being done.....basically...........I trimmed the Dyna fender off just behind the seat mounting screw and trimmed the Fatboy fender just in front of the seat mounting screw ......then cut out the mounting nut in the Fatboy fender and overlapped them with the Fatboy fender on the outside. After checking the outer radius for alignment, the two fenders were welded together.............a little body filler and sanding finished it off. New holes were drilled to fit the Dyna struts..........

That pretty much covers the basic fab work that was required.

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Tom, I know this really doesn't belong in this thread but your quote is misattributed. It was written by C.S. Wheatley in 1926 in an article where he did quote Washington, but those particular lines were his own.
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