Optional Saddle Bag Retainer

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by joel, May 16, 2016.

  1. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    Every once in awhile you read about someone loosing a saddle bag. Here are some pics of what I did to help me feel better in keeping them securely attached.
    Went to Lowe's and bought these, Hillman 5/16 - 18 x 1 3/4 knob / male stud, thes are located in the fastener section , in the pull out drawers, from NAPA #665-1461 extruded nuts / panel nuts.
    I cut 1/2 inch off the stud, painted the bottom and applied some WD-40 to the threads, I only used 1 per side
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  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Very good idea, you should add this to the self help section.:)
     
  3. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    I'm not able to post in the self help section, says I have insufficient privileges to post here.
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    That's strange, you should be able to start a new thread there. Try going to the home page click on general tips, when it opens in the upper right of page click on post new thread,
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Great idea and probably spent less than similar attachments on line.
     
  6. joel

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    Total of $10.00 to do both bags

    Jeff I went to home, than to the general tips, no area at the top from left to right for new thread, at the bottom it shows statement on bottom right. (You have insufficient privileges to post here.)
    I can post new threads anywhere else.
     
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  7. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    When I do what you did on the right side of page at the top and at the bottom right as well I have a blue box that says post new thread. Clicking on that box should bring you to the section to make a new thread.

    Maybe a mod. can check for you and see what the problem is.
     
  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Joel, from the home screen, you will see this on the page.


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    Here is the link:
    http://www.hdtalking.com/forums/general-tips.26/

    Once you click the link above, you should see this option in the top right of the page:

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    If you click on the 'Post New Thread', you should be able to post your tips. If you do not see the post option, Steve may have to look at it closer. ;)

    Thanks for sharing!
     

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  9. joel

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  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Other than making a mess of this thread. With all the posts that I have the message I get is (You have insufficient privileges to post here.) to start a new Self Help thread in any category............ So it seems that maybe the Mods are the only ones that can start a new thread in Self Help Section......:(