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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy a Cross Country and stopped by a dealer today, they had. Couple of Magnums, around 6 Cross Countries (2016 & 2017) and 1 Cross Country Tour (2016). I looked in the saddlebags of every model and not one of them had quick release saddlebags. Is this something that many have converted to when they purchased theirs?
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That's not normal in my experience. Maybe that specific dealer did it so they don't have to abide by any warranty issues of the bags falling off while riding. I don't think the warranty was covering that issue anyway. A lot of people do away with the quick release and opt for a bolt to have peace of mind. The bags aren't cheap if one falls off. I have had my bike since 2012 brand new and never had an issue with the quick release. I've thought about putting bolts instead, just never have.


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I know every video I've watched on you tube shows all the bags being quick release. I first opened the saddlebag on the Cross Country Tour and saw the brass bolts instead of the quick release rings so I checked all the other Victory bikes with saddle bags and everyone was bolted. When I asked the salesman just said they were not quick release. Honestly wouldn't be that big of a deal to just use a wrench, probably would be more secure and would take maybe 5 minutes longer.
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I know every video I've watched on you tube shows all the bags being quick release. I first opened the saddlebag on the Cross Country Tour and saw the brass bolts instead of the quick release rings so I checked all the other Victory bikes with saddle bags and everyone was bolted. When I asked the salesman just said they were not quick release. Honestly wouldn't be that big of a deal to just use a wrench, probably would be more secure and would take maybe 5 minutes longer.


Every time I have taken mine off I had to use tools for the task anyway. Not really a purpose to have saddlebags quick release unless they are the suitcase style on a BMW that you plan to take into a hotel room with you IMO. When I have the quick release trunk on I even put the Allen bolts in.


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Not sure which year they changed, but all are now secured with bolts. Not only is it more secure while riding, it's a security feature as well. A lot harder for a would be thief. I have the quick release quarter turn but bought the thumb bolt kit to install. I'm sure if you have bolts, you could replace with quick release if you prefer.

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The bags on both of the Nomad's I had were bolt on in pretty much the same placement as the releases on the Victory bags. To convert the bags to "quick release" but keep the security of the bolts we just did something like this :


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The bags on both of the Nomad's I had were bolt on in pretty much the same placement as the releases on the Victory bags. To convert the bags to "quick release" but keep the security of the bolts we just did something like this :


https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.p...=0&w=251&h=154
Yup, I bought something similar. Mine look like this.

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I replaced my quick release with the same bolts that FoFo is showing.. if you want the quick release bolts and brackets, you're more than welcome to mine. I don't plan on getting rid of my XR and they are just sitting in a bag on the shelf. as long as they would work you can have them.
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I like the Knobs better, but the T bolts were free. I always like free.
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Never had a problem with the 1/4 turn fasteners, but, I do like the idea of the thumb screw for added peace of mind of a more solid connection. On the google page . . . which set of thumb screws is a plug and play swap out for the 1/4 turn fasteners in the saddlebags?

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