Sorry about that... the strikers.. there is a tad bit of play... not much
Thanks Spazz. Got the right side bag on last night so now the install is complete. I did stop by Fastenal and buy a pack of black oxide coated allen head bolts to replace all of the stock harley hinge fasteners. The new bolts I picked up are much harder than the OEM ones and they worked a treat. Only stripped one of them
I did have to trim the new bolt length a little bit but in the end all is well. Since I replaced the stock hinge bolts, I also added a small flat washer and small lock washer to each of the new hinge latch bolts. That should keep them from rattling loose. Haven't tried adjusting the strike plate on the left bag yet. The right bag lid closes and latches like a non-stick skillet coated in butter
But the right bag doesn't much like those darn dzus quick clips at all. I had to really lean on them to get them to click and lock.
I may replace the OEM dzus fasteners with some new hardware to better secure the bags. I've found some pre-made kits, but have also been reading about DIY solutions from the hardware store.
The bags look really great on the bike though, and true to form Everyone that said buy the best and forget the rest were on point with those recommendations. The black denim paint match from The Factory Match is right on, the bags are straight, and if there is a single defect in the paint job I can't find it, and I've looked pretty hard
Thanks for all your help and guidance. I'll try and get some pics in the next few days and post them up.