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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Check your saddlebag locks!!

Just a heads up guys. I am usually pretty good at giving my bike the once over and checking and tightening everything I can think of. Well I was out with the wife enjoying some food and drink. At the end we walked over to the bike and I unlocked the saddlebag and opened them only to have the whole backside of the lock fall apart on the ground. Luckily I had all the right stuff in my tool kit to get it back together to at least make it home. But just a heads up because when I got home my other one was loose too. Thanks HD. I figured I would remind you guys because you have helped me out so much on here. Its one of those things you really don't think to check.

On the positive side the wife was pretty turned on that I could fix the bike right on the side of the road.....

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 09:31 AM
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My wife only gets turned on when jewelry is involved and I don't mean pearl necklace-if you know what I mean! Thanks for the alert, by the way.

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Mine came loose once to, but i noticed it before it fell apart. I was able to catch when I noticed when I would lock them the key would overextend a bit.

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Same thing happened to my buddy just yesterday. He has a 2012 RGC.

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Yep, it happens. I check my saddle bag locks and tighten as needed when I service my bike. Maybe I'll try a bit of loctite on the screw next time.

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Thanks for the reminder!

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thanks scott will check them out before leaving for shark week!!!


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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 08:40 PM
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I had that happen on my Electra Glide, so I try and remember to check them now... Which reminds me, I need to check those before I head west on a roadtrip tomorrow...

Thanks for the reminder!

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2012, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. I had the bolt the holds the saddlebag mount bracket fall out just after the 1000 service lol. It a 1/4-20 X 3/4 long bolt.
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I was adding a tool to my saddlebag today and I noticed the rear twist bolt had popped! That's the first time (that I've noticed) and hopefully the last as I see Brukus in my very near future.

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