Simple Maintenance Reminder

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by revok1200, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. revok1200

    revok1200 Active Member

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    Just thought I would throw this out there since it has happened to me and a quick check or look at the screws would have saved some minor hassle.

    When you get the chance you may want to check the screws under the latch of your saddle bags. Granted there are 5 on each latch, but I actually had 3 of them come out and the other two were on there way out. Glad I caught it when I did but it could have been real hectic if I was on the highway when it all came apart.
     

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  2. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    I jiggle them when looking over the bike.
    Making sure the latches are tight.
    I've lost two since I've had the bike and now I carry a spare in the saddlebags.
    Nice looking but the screws go into pot metal.

    Only $12 but if I lost one where a dealership wasn't near, I'd hate to see the lid come flying up.
    $12 is cheap insurance.

    Ooops.... I was referring to the latches on the Tour-Pak.
    Still, it's good to look over all the nuts, bolts and screws.
    Something I always do when changing oil.
     
  3. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Maybe use a little locktight on the threads.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Funny how the vibration takes its toll on these, a bit of loc-tite may be the answer, good on you for making this post and a check point for all:D
     
  5. DFHarley19

    DFHarley19 Active Member

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    Thanks for your tip! Jack is right! Put loc-tite on the screws will help!
     
  6. Biffy08

    Biffy08 Active Member

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    Thanks for the reminder!:) I assume this happens on all the bikes with the hard bags. I know it happened to my beloved 97 RK.
     
  7. Sourn

    Sourn Member

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    Thanks for the reminder, its the little things that get us sometimes. I love that loctite.
     
  8. NOVA Rider

    NOVA Rider Member

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    Thanks for the tip. Hadn't thought about that.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  10. Bedrock

    Bedrock Active Member

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    Cheers for the tip.