Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Trouble mounting SW-Motec EVO SideCarriers
I was installing my SW-Motech EVO SideCarriers on my 2012 tonight and ran into a problem. I relocated the turn signals fairly easily. I ordered the turnsignal extensions from Eastern Beaver so I didnt have to cut any wires. This is good in case I ever decide to go back to stock. I mounted the brackets on the passenger footrests and the bracket under the luggage rack and the bracket on the rear fender. The problem occurs when I went to mount the right carrier to the bike. I left all the bolts loose as per the directions, but it was a major struggle to get the brackets on the bike to line up with the quick releases on the side carrier itself. I cant figure out why this is so tough. I really had to squeeze it into place to get the quick releases to lock. Has anyone else had this problem? I am a little bummed out because I thought that the turn signal re-location was the difficult part. Any help or insight is appreciated.
Correction: The carriers themselves are not EVO. The official product name is SW-Motech Quick Lock SideCarrier.
Last edited by Jarhead88; 03-13-2012 at 11:02 PM.