(This is my first how to, so please be kind.)
With the recent recall on the saddlebag clips from some newer Harley baggers, and then a recall on the recall, I decided to look around for a more secure option. There are a lot of kits on the market and the more I looked at them I determined I could probably build the same thing myself for a third of the price.
I went to my local Westlakes (Ace Hardware) and hit the bins.
4 - 5/16" raised fold over "U" nut
4 - 5/16" crush washers
4 - 5/16" x 1 1/4" hex head bolt (or whatever style bolt head you want to use)
And reuse the 4 flat washers from the stock pins
Simply take your bags off and set them aside someplace safe. Remove the washer from the pins and set with the new hardware. Using a small flat head screwdriver, remove the spring clips and slide the new fold over "U" nuts in their place. They should snap into place once they are over the hole.
Then simply put the bags back on and line up the new bolts. I put a couple drops of Loctite on the treads before tightening them down. Don't go too tight, I imagine if you really took it too far you could crack the plastic.
All in all, much more secure. I just threw the hex wrench in one of the pockets inside my bag in case I ever need to take them off on the road.