Lockable Motorcycle Tank Bag
Count the number of machine screws in the mounting ring surrounding the fuel filler cap.
If there are five screws, remove the front and next rearward machine screws on each side (3 total). If there are six screws, remove the right front and next two reardward screws (3 total). If there are seven screws, remove the center front and then the second screw rearward on each side (should be side-center, 3 total). In some cases, such as the Honda VFR, though it has seven screws, the 3 front screws must be used to assure that the filler opens. Measure in millimeters the length of each, including the heads and note them. There probably will be two different sizes. You will be replacing these countersunken screws with screws that are not sunken so the replacement screws will be measured differently, do not include the heads. The three replacement screws should be 20mm longer (not including the heads) than the total length (including heads) of ones they replace. There is a possibility of three diameters of screws being used for the outer ring, most motorcycles use 5mm-.8 threads-various lengths but some Hondas use 4mm-.7 threads-various length screws as well as 6mm-1.0 threads x 20mm screws.
We have enclosed some replacement screws with this unit, but you may see that it is difficult to ship mounting screws for every possible installation. This is one of the problems in designing a universal fit product. The kit includes three 2 7/8" alumininum bars having a hole drilled through each end, one hole threaded. Into one of these bars insert a new machine screw that is 20 mm longer than the original front screw into the unthreaded hole. Place a small nylon washer over the exposed screw threads and insert the screw into the front hole of the ring, finger tighten. Do the same with the next two more rearward screws. You should now have all three 2 7/8" aluminum bars mounted onto the bike. CHECK CLOSELY THAT THESE BARS DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING BUT THE WASHERS AND SCREWS. If the bars touch any painted surface, add another nylon washer between the ring and these bars. With the three bars somewhat snug, turn them radially so that they point away from the fuel cap center.
CAREFULLY place the rectangular mounting plate atop the three bars, the free ends of the two rearward bars should be moved toward each other. Align the plate side slots with the threaded holes in the two rearmost bars then insert two 5mm x 16mm machine screws. The mount may be adjusted forward or rearward the length of these slots, 2½" total. The front bar may be mounted to the sideways slot at the front right, to locate the plate as far rearward as possible slide the bar to the right side of the slot. The max forward location is when the front screw is mounted through the center front hole. You may experiment moving the mount forward and back to find the position most comfortable for you and to assure that the handlebars do not touch the locket and that the mount and locket does not touch any painted surface.
To install the Locket onto the mount, simply hold it at a 45-degree angle (front high) and insert the mount bar on the rear underside of the Locket into the formed slot at the rear of the mount. When the Locket is flat against the mount (normal position) or when it is raised to 90 degrees (for fueling) it cannot be removed. When the best location is found snug the 6 screws with a normal 3mm allen wrench (do not use an extension), these screws need to be snug, but DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN, the threads may be easily damaged.
Before riding, install the Locket and tip it back to fueling position. There is a nylon limiting strap with a wire clip at the bottom, if you usually fuel the bike from it's left side, clip the wire clip into a small hole on the right side at the front of the large opening or vice-versa. Once the clip is attached, lower the Locket, open the top and turn the latching knob crossways, you should feel the indent, this should lock the Locket onto the mount. Close the lock and Locket, one more time and test that handlebars can be turned full lock left and right without touching the Locket. Take a slow test ride, though it may take a little while, the installation will soon feel very comfortable. The hardest thing to get used to is walking or parking the bike, but you will adjust easily.
Though the Locket is very rigid, nothing is unbreakable. Do not use the Locket to push or maneuver the bike. Laminar is not responsible for any damages or injury caused by improper use, installation or maintenance.
Enjoy riding with your new Laminar Locket and thank you for purchasing Laminar products.