Leather Bag/Tour Pack Strap Repair

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Bud White, May 30, 2009.

  1. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Today while out riding we stopped for fuel and i opened tour pack .. well when i went to close it the buckle on the opposite strap i was locking fell off the Rivet HD uses lost the head ..:bigsmiley19:

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    So i ran down to the hard ware store tonight to find something and found these aluminum screws and buttons i guess you would call them .. Not quite perfect as i will need to add a washer to take up space .. but its same size as harley rivet so i didn't think i would have space ..


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    As ya see need a filler washer ..Also dont forget Blue Loctite

    Cost for 6 of these just under 4$ enough to do all the straps on tour pack and bags..
     
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  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Good call Bud, I like those aluminum screw socket/hardware because it is an easy repair and not as "cheesy" as the rivets. Used them in leatherwork for belts and buckle hardware. :newsmile106:
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    I guess that would work .. i dont have anything like them on my chaps
     
  4. glider

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    Might want to apply a drop of blue locktite to the threads. :s
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    been there done that all ready forgot it in my post ... gonna replace the rest of them to ..
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    You guys are great remembering all this stuff...forgot I did the deed once without the blue loctite and LOST the hardware and did the repair twice! :bigsmiley19:

    Nothing gets past the all seeing and all knowing...:newsmile090:
     
  7. dakota_dj

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    They are called Chicago Screws. They are used on leather tack for horses. Bridles, halters, saddles etc. They come in handy. I used them on a set of saddle bags on my Sportster when some of the rivets pulled out of the top that fastened to the back of the bag. I have fixed a lot of different items with them.

    Tim
     
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  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Chicago Screws...hmmm...looks like a job for Wikipedia to straighten this controversy out...wonder if this was invented before Mrs. O'Leary' cow kicked over the kerosene lamp because she broke a rivet fastener on her harness? :D
     
  9. glider

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    Chicago Screws, that's what they are called. Seen enough of them on my wifes tack to know.:D
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Glider - talking about the wife's tack hmmm:newsmile065: