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Old 05-03-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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per a post from bbob about rattle abatement....i splurged for the brukus bag mounts...and i do believe she is quieter....i also flared out the small foam pad with a couple of dowel inserts to snug the lids....

more...after seeing the stock qr mounts...the brukus are really a better solution for those of use who will not be taking off / dropping thousand dollar glass bags at overnights (never have)...i am really pleased with them...

so thanks bbob....

they are a bit pricey though...and you could likely put your own together....but...
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Wrapping dental floss around the upper and lower hinge mounts works very well to get rid of the rattle too.
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Explain where exactly you're talking about the 'upper & lower hinge mounts' please.
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The best way I can explain it (with an easy visual) is that the lid hinges work like door hinges in your house. On most hinges (including your doors and lids) there are two halves that rotate around a pin.

The object of the dental floss is to wrap the pins and fill the gaps between your hinge halves . Filling the gaps adds tension to the hinges which keeps them from moving up/down/forward/backward.

Start with a 12-14" long piece of floss and stick it between the hinge halves below the pin from the inside of your bags. Once you see it come through the outside pull it through (leaving a 2-3" tail) then push it back through over the top of the pin. Repeat this process at least 5-6 times per hinge section and it will eliminate rattle. Once you finish each section tie the 2 end of the floss together and snip the excess.

Note that it is better to have too many wraps than not enough. With too many you'll have more tension on the hinges but the floss will last longer.
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Wrapping dental floss around the upper and lower hinge mounts works very well to get rid of the rattle too.
this is a good idea..in fact, back when i was wearing a helmet and had one with loose shield snaps - the rattles were a drag.. i did this with some waxed harness lace and it was peachy...did the same treatment for my neighbor's....gave that one away with the last bike...now i have one with screws..for rides into nevada and california....i am gonna look at the hinges.....thanks
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You can do them cheaper, though not drastically as some may lead you to believe. I swung over to the Home Depot and picked up what I needed which was essentially four bolts and the anchors. Also grabbed a spare alan wrench for them to put in the bikes tool kit. Runs about $15 after taxes (bolts make up most of it at about $2ea). But $20 saved is $20 saved.
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The best way I can explain it (with an easy visual) is that the lid hinges work like door hinges in your house. On most hinges (including your doors and lids) there are two halves that rotate around a pin.

The object of the dental floss is to wrap the pins and fill the gaps between your hinge halves . Filling the gaps adds tension to the hinges which keeps them from moving up/down/forward/backward.

Start with a 12-14" long piece of floss and stick it between the hinge halves below the pin from the inside of your bags. Once you see it come through the outside pull it through (leaving a 2-3" tail) then push it back through over the top of the pin. Repeat this process at least 5-6 times per hinge section and it will eliminate rattle. Once you finish each section tie the 2 end of the floss together and snip the excess.

Note that it is better to have too many wraps than not enough. With too many you'll have more tension on the hinges but the floss will last longer.
Thanks for sharing this!!

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per a post from bbob about rattle abatement....i splurged for the brukus bag mounts...and i do believe she is quieter....i also flared out the small foam pad with a couple of dowel inserts to snug the lids....

more...after seeing the stock qr mounts...the brukus are really a better solution for those of use who will not be taking off / dropping thousand dollar glass bags at overnights (never have)...i am really pleased with them...

so thanks bbob....

they are a bit pricey though...and you could likely put your own together....but...
You're more than welcome. The difference between the hardware solution and the Brukus solution is the section of the bolt that goes through the rubber grommet. Being machined down, it allows the bolt to spin like it should, and not fall out after unscrewing them although the standard bolt probably wouldn't until the grommet would chewed up enough eventually.

While trying to help Brukus dial in those bolts I took some and just ground down the section that stays in the grommet's using my bench grinder. Took a little doing because the bolts they use are fairly hard but standard hardware store bolts are probably softer and easier to grind down. Just keep turning the bolt and it will be fairly evenly ground down in that section.
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FYI; Jon from Witchdoctors made a Brukus install video for the saddlebag mounts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjc9Z...ature=youtu.be
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per a post from bbob about rattle abatement....i splurged for the brukus bag mounts...and i do believe she is quieter....i also flared out the small foam pad with a couple of dowel inserts to snug the lids....

more...after seeing the stock qr mounts...the brukus are really a better solution for those of use who will not be taking off / dropping thousand dollar glass bags at overnights (never have)...i am really pleased with them...

so thanks bbob....

they are a bit pricey though...and you could likely put your own together....but...
Where do yo buy these bracus bag mounts and do they come with the screws and spacers and other hardware?
Thanks bcflyguy
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