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DIY - Saddle Bag Theft Prevention Kit

So after reading the two threads about saddlebags falling off and several others about tour-paks and saddle bags being stolen I decided that it might want to check my bag pins, since they've been off recently, and sure enough one was a tad loose. I really don't want to be replacing my bags so I decided it was time to go out and buy that highly recommended high dollar theft prevention kit.....

I searched this vendor's web site, started my order and that's when it hit me.... WOW this shit carries a crazy high ass price for what I'm getting!!! So I thought twice on it, and since I don't have anything else to do I started looking for "CHEAPER" alternatives, and anyone who knows me knows I'm not paying for something just because there is a well known name attached to it, or because it's easier that way or because someone gave it a great review on the internet.... I quickly decided that I wasn't paying that much period and to be honest I don't think anybody else should either.

I've located all the same parts to put my own kit together minus that torx tool (I have my own torx). All parts are stainless except the speed nuts, just like the name brand kit. What's the point in all of this? That kit has a markup that's about 150% higher than what it will cost any of us to build our own kit. I'm placing an order for the parts I need tomorrow, and if anyone else is interested in a kit please let me know (savings in bulk). I've figured that each kit will cost about $12.00 (no tool) and 16.95 (with tool). I've got no plans to compete for the other vendor's business, but if you're interested in saving some cash and want this kit, now is your chance.


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Good idea, something I did soon after joining the forum after reading some DIY ideas. Told some buddies about it and they all laughed, until a one had a bag fell off while he was riding his CVO SG. No more laughing.

I'm cheap so I only replaced the front ones. Even if the back falls out, the bag won't go anywhere. I lock my bags when I leave the bike sitting anywhere so I'm just using a Allen head stainless. Works great. I highly recommend this mod, low cost that secures your bags and gives some peace of mind.

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I am interested in the kit, I had my bags stolen once and it is expensive to replace.
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So after reading the two threads about saddlebags falling off and several others about tour-paks and saddle bags being stolen I decided that it might want to check my bag pins, since they've been off recently, and sure enough one was a tad loose. I really don't want to be replacing my bags so I decided it was time to go out and buy that highly recommended high dollar theft prevention kit.....

I searched this vendor's web site, started my order and that's when it hit me.... WOW this shit carries a crazy high ass price for what I'm getting!!! So I thought twice on it, and since I don't have anything else to do I started looking for "CHEAPER" alternatives, and anyone who knows me knows I'm not paying for something just because there is a well known name attached to it, or because it's easier that way or because someone gave it a great review on the internet.... I quickly decided that I wasn't paying that much period and to be honest I don't think anybody else should either.

I've located all the same parts to put my own kit together minus that torx tool (I have my own torx). All parts are stainless except the speed nuts, just like the name brand kit. What's the point in all of this? That kit has a markup that's about 150% higher than what it will cost any of us to build our own kit. I'm placing an order for the parts I need tomorrow, and if anyone else is interested in a kit please let me know (savings in bulk). I've figured that each kit will cost about $12.00 (no tool) and 16.95 (with tool). I've got no plans to compete for the other vendor's business, but if you're interested in saving some cash and want this kit, now is your chance.
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Just playing with ya. I know others have gone to a local hardware store and found stuff to use instead of the online guy. Myself, I just don't have time to think about looking for the parts. Glad you'll able to help others and save a few bucks.

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We like what we like lol, and it was a CVO for me. I like passing good info and I try to help others when I can.

Anyhow got a few people who are interested so I'll order enough for 8 bikes tomorrow. Still have a few available if anyone is interested.


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I made mine from parts I already had in my garage. The cost me nothing.
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I did the same as RGR , for free , a bolt , some flat washers , a couple lock nuts , one set on each bagg

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