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Old 06-17-2019, 04:33 AM
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Water in left saddle bag.

What i discovered: When raining or during washing, the water runs down the outside wall (framesite) of the left-hand saddle bag and goes under the riveted leather cover
directed. If sufficient water has accumulated between the plastic wall or plastic floor and leather cover, the water penetrates
via the drain hole in the bottom of the saddle bag.
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Anyone had this problem too?
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by adegeorge View Post
Well my long weekend of riding has been put on hold due to the suspension adjuster mounting bolt shearing off and lodging the adjuster between the shock and fender. Shock and fender will need to be replaced. Should be covered under the warranty. The dealership said it’s the second one they’ve had come in in the last month. I asked what may have caused it and they said they’re unsure, may be that it’s mounted too high and constantly hitting the seat might break it off.
There have been a number of people on the forum that have reported this. I had it happen as well. I remounted it with a better screw, all though my fender get a little beat up but it's not visible. That shock adjuster is too heavy to be held cantilever like that with a single screw.
 
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I don't know what tank yours came with, but mine came with a "real" one piece tank. 😎
I agree that the two gas caps look stupid with no bib to give the look of an older H-D with dual tanks.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:08 PM
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Has anyone else had a problem with the Grasshopper backrest bending?
If I'm on a long ride I do lean back against the backrest a lot.
And before anyone suggests I could lose a bit of weight, I'm 174 lbs, so not a gargantuan!
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:18 PM
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I agree that the two gas caps look stupid with no bib to give the look of an older H-D with dual tanks.
Yes a fake gas cap is silly.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:00 PM
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Yes a fake gas cap is silly.
Yup, just as silly as a one piece tank pretending to be a split tank.

Okay, maybe not AS silly, but close.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by HP1 View Post
Has anyone else had a problem with the Grasshopper backrest bending?
If I'm on a long ride I do lean back against the backrest a lot.
And before anyone suggests I could lose a bit of weight, I'm 174 lbs, so not a gargantuan!
Only had mine for a little over a week and no real miles with it yet. I am 195 lbs. Will let you know.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by martin10 View Post
Removed my pillion pad to go with the solo look. The adhesive on that protective film. Takes a lot of time and elbow grease to remove it. Since the pillion was gone I removed the passenger foot pegs. It took a breaker bar to break the bolts loose that hold the brackets in place. Afterwards there was a tremendous amount of friction in removing the bolts. Almost like they were cross threaded. They used some kind of extremely strong grey thread locker and a lot of it. As hot as those bolts got I am surprised one or the other did not break off. My suggestion, after the fact, is to leave them. Or go extremely slow and use a lot of penetrating oil.
I removed my passenger pegs. I didn't have much of a struggle with them. I did fill the holes with bolts to keep the threads clean.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:14 PM
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Has anyone else had a problem with the Grasshopper backrest bending?
If I'm on a long ride I do lean back against the backrest a lot.
And before anyone suggests I could lose a bit of weight, I'm 174 lbs, so not a gargantuan!
Haven't had that issue with mine. Call the folks at Grasshopper. They seem very willing to help
 
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Has anyone else had a problem with the Grasshopper backrest bending?
Yes if you lean back hard. Others have also reported the same.

If you can weld, or maybe know of someone that can do welding for you, the slip in plate can be reinforced with a piece of bar or rod. Need to be careful to protect the backrest part. A little wire brush clean up and some good quality spray paint and it wont even be noticable.
 
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