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post #141 of 188 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 10:39 AM
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Did mine but I used the speed nut and a wing bolt on the rear only.

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For me I will stick with stock Someone gets bags so be it, that while it would piss me off is what insurance is for .
I usualy leave nothing in my bags overnite and don't lock them . Once about ten years ago while a freind and i were traveling we came out in morning and found his locked empty tourpak busted open and while mine was opened and latches left undone no damage was done to my tourpak. Whats the sense of keeping bags on bike if they are toreup and must be replaced anyway
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For me I will stick with stock Someone gets bags so be it, that while it would piss me off is what insurance is for .
I usualy leave nothing in my bags overnite and don't lock them . Once about ten years ago while a freind and i were traveling we came out in morning and found his locked empty tourpak busted open and while mine was opened and latches left undone no damage was done to my tourpak. Whats the sense of keeping bags on bike if they are toreup and must be replaced anyway
I'm not quite sure where to go on this one

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For me I will stick with stock Someone gets bags so be it, that while it would piss me off is what insurance is for .
I usualy leave nothing in my bags overnite and don't lock them . Once about ten years ago while a freind and i were traveling we came out in morning and found his locked empty tourpak busted open and while mine was opened and latches left undone no damage was done to my tourpak. Whats the sense of keeping bags on bike if they are toreup and must be replaced anyway
You don't lock your car up either I take it. Someone MAY break a window to get in it.


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Guys, this one is a no-brainer. Here's what you need:







Here's the factory bag mount point. This piece is the weak link - that little piece of bent wire (see the reflection?) is all the crook needs to defeat.



The piece slides up and off pretty easily without tools.



The spring nut goes right on in its place. I had it tap it down lightly with a plastic hammer. The square nut goes in the back (see reflection)



Buttonhead allen bolt with factory washer and rubber grommet looks right at home. DON'T OVERTIGHTEN!





Repeat on the other side and you're done. Total cost - $7.73. It actually took me longer to upload the pics and write this post than it did to do the mod. If you do all four you're gonna spend double - still half the price of the package deal at the beginning of this thread, and the Crown speed nut is a better piece than the one being sold in the kit.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU! I had no idea this was a risk. They guys I ride with all have Ultras and the photos will certainly help secure our ride. I keep a lot of gear in my bags. Thanks again for taking the time to do this.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU! I had no idea this was a risk. They guys I ride with all have Ultras and the photos will certainly help secure our ride. I keep a lot of gear in my bags. Thanks again for taking the time to do this.
this makes sense - thanks for the tip
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I installed this on the rear only.Available at the hardware store.
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You don't lock your car up either I take it. Someone MAY break a window to get in it.


Right unless I have something of value in it Why bother locking car If someone is going to vandelize your car, bike, etc. they are going to locked or not.

AS I STATED what good are damaged bags (they have to be replaced anyway) You think by putting bolts thru them is going to stop someone from damaging them
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Right unless I have something of value in it Why bother locking car If someone is going to vandelize your car, bike, etc. they are going to locked or not.

AS I STATED what good are damaged bags (they have to be replaced anyway) You think by putting bolts thru them is going to stop someone from damaging them
I would guess that people that do this know exactly what to look for. You can get the bags off without damaging them. Actually, it's quite easy and if some dirt bags already know this, again, I would guess that they would know rather quickly to move on if a less than $15 modification was made. I went to Home Depot today and got the parts.

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I would guess that people that do this know exactly what to look for. You can get the bags off without damaging them. Actually, it's quite easy and if some dirt bags already know this, again, I would guess that they would know rather quickly to move on if a less than $15 modification was made. I went to Home Depot today and got the parts.
No from what i understand they just force your latches open and remove the torqks screws and you've slowed them down by about 2min Each his own I worried too much about too many things for too long lifes much easier if you just try and not overthink everything
Make sure you have good insurance coverage and enjoy the ride
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