Saddlebags leather problem FLHRC

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by wishbiker, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. wishbiker

    wishbiker Member

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    Hello everybody,

    My small problem, it's because after a big rain, approximately 3 weeks ago, the leather above my saddlebags completely relaxed and to form waves.:bigsmiley30:

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    I thus have to let dry my leather by mixing him a little to try to make him take back its shape but it does not have to work to restore his shape.

    This weekend, it made beautiful and very warm after road trip in the sun the leather was stretched out.

    Only this morning, it was as on pics


    I always maintained it with adequate products and regularly.


    If you have an idea

    Thanks a lot.:s
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Your problem is a common one. Usually when you sit the bag out in the sun they will return to their original shape. The problem happens because the leather is not glued underneath, only fastened around the edges.

    I've had good luck using Lexol and sitting the bags out in the sun after it is applied. It will usually return to the original shape. Mine were somewhat like yours but returned to the way they should look.

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  3. 173ABN

    173ABN Active Member

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    Glider
    where can one find the Lexol?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Most hardware stores and horse tack shops should carry it or check online.

    Mine weren't quite as bad as the OP but they had wrinkles in them.

    Lexol - Google Search

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  5. softailhog

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    They sell it at Ace Hardware here, check with them.
     
  6. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    Glider, I like that tail dragger/ street sweeper light, who makes it? Looks like a chrome Street Glide for a stock FLH tip light, I like it.
     
  7. blues821

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    TSC should also have it... I may have to get some Lexol myself.....Ive been useing 2 products with good results ....I been useing saddle soap and a product called Doc Baileys........Doc Baileys can be got at most places you buy leather goods Jackets, chaps...etc.But its great stuff not only does it condition the leather but it also has black dye in it so your bags look like new after useing it....A friend of mine has a 200? RKC and his bags looked like crap all faded and scratched up well we did the saddle soap to clean and condition and Doc baileys and they turned ou great......But I still think they'd look better if he would have maintained them all along....But this Lexol looks alot easyer than saddle soaping them.....My bags looked all wavy like that to this spring but since the weather is all warmed up now they look fine
     
  8. glider

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    It's a harley part. It comes as a running or running/brake light.

    Genuine Motor Accessories | Harley-Davidson USA
     
  9. wishbiker

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    Thank you very much Glider:s. I am going to try to find of the lexol but in France will be more difficult...:newsmile105:
     
  10. wishbiker

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    I tried the lexol product and a reserved balance sheet emerges from it. it makes clean the surface of the leather and re-tautens it a little. But decently to hydrate the leather then my leather became again relaxed.:(