Grrrrrrr, riding to work this morning, doing about 50 and getting ready to let off the gas for the next light.............when all of the sudden I hear........scraaaaaaaaaape as SOMETHING is sliding down the road almost right next to me.
So I dive into the left turn lane I'm passing and look into my mirror to see my right side saddlebag sliding down the road. I make a quick UTurn and jam back half a block......make another quick U Turn and race back.
I pulled into a drive, jumped off the bike and yep.....it's still there and nobody had hit it. I went out into the street and picked it up. My anger is now starting to turn into embarrassment.
I had the bags off this weekend when I installed the bag extensions. I'm using security torx to hold them on and I remember tightening up....at least one bag. (I remember using a ratchet) I don't remember doing both. I think at this point it's obvious I didn't fully tighten it up, which is almost inconceivable that I would start them and not finish tightening them. But that must be what happened.
So on close inspection.......it slid on the face the whole way......at least it didn't tumble, and the bag is unscathed. I ground on the extension, the lid and the latch.
I called Mutazu and they will sell single pieces. Half the price of a set plus $20 per item. So if I want to buy a lid and extension from them.....I'm looking at about $150 plus about $30 for latch covers off eBay.
Looking at it again.....I think I can probably touch up the lid.....it only made contact at two points, rattle can and it should be fine. That'll lower my out of pocket to about $110 ish.
Hmmmm. Not how I wanted to start my week, but I guess it could have been worse!