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Here's some good ole' DIY for saving some $600-700 for new bags from Harley.
Material needed from Home Depot: (under $50-)

2 - 36" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" Flat Aluminum Bar ($8.47 each)
1 - 36" x 1" x 1/8" Flat aluminum Bar ($6.83)
28 - #10-24 1/2" Stainless Steel Machine Screw (7pkg. $1.18 each)
28 - #10-24 Cap Nuts (7pkg. $1.18 each) (s.s. will increase this cost)
1 - 25 pack #10 Stainless Steel Finish Washers ($3.51)
1 - Small pkg. #10 Stainless Steel Finish Washers ($1.18)

Job 1 - replace plastic horizontal support on top edge of bag with aluminum bar.

Job 2 - Support wrinkled lids with 2 - 1 1/2" flat aluminum bars.
 

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More pics

iPad only lets me post one at a time....
 

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Before fix RH Side

Before fix RH Side
 

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Before fix LH Side

Before fix LH Side
 

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So simple a child could do it.

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Nice job ! Have a buddy that has a 13 Heritage, will tell him about your good work !
 

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This company makes a really good lid liner for bags that aren't too far gone (shrunk).
Motorcycle Saddlebags By Boss Bags

They start out at 16 1/2" from seam to seam on the lid and must be at least 15 3/4 to use their kit. My bike was at 15 1/4" when I bought it last month, which is why I had to do my McGuyver imitation. Previous owner was shall we say "not big on TLC" for his ride.
 

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Here's the YouTube video:
Check out this video on YouTube:

 

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Very good, I've turned him on to this thread..
Just got back from close to you.. was in West Palm Beach.. Great area
 

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This company makes a really good lid liner for bags that aren't too far gone (shrunk).

Motorcycle Saddlebags By Boss Bags



They start out at 16 1/2" from seam to seam on the lid and must be at least 15 3/4 to use their kit. My bike was at 15 1/4" when I bought it last month, which is why I had to do my McGuyver imitation. Previous owner was shall we say "not big on TLC" for his ride.

RichieD,

The guy in the video mentions that these are not do-it-yourself bag stiffener kits. So how do we get him to stiffen bags? Does he only do this locally? Where is he located?

Thanks


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Here you go...

Hey listen, I'm not salesman for that company.... But here's their video on how to measure your bags to see if they are fixable and also exactly how to box and where to ship them. Check out this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/CXR-rMyrijw
 

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