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One could just lean over and look to make sure the spring is in the retainer.
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Two nut plates and two 1 3/4 stainless allen head bolts to fit the nut plates is all you need because you really only need to replace the front dzus connectors. You can pick up all four pieces at Home Depot or Lowes for about $9 or about 1/2 that for non stainless.

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One could just lean over and look to make sure the spring is in the retainer.
This makes them a little bit harder to pop with a screwdriver. Would be bad coming out to find them gone because someone wanted them.
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If they want them they will be gone. So they smash the lid off instead, either way it's an insurance claim. Not that hard to pop the lock either.

Hey if it gives you piece of mind rock on.
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Hardware store all of carry this stuff for I bet under $7 bucks

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I bought the hardware at Lowes.

4 extruded u-nuts = 3.84
4 stainless steel bolts = 6.16
1 pack lock washers = 1.45

total $11.45 + 7% tax .80 = $12.25

I said about $14 because the parts might cost more in some places.
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Thanks for the info and don't let naysayers get to you. I posted the same items (but only 1 per bag) quite some time ago as DIY Brukus after finding out how much the kit cost. My thread was hit and miss; some people copied and others doubted.

If you want a little more impact show your dealer what you did and let them decide if they want to spend a few bucks on each bike they prep. If it saves them from one lost (fallen off) saddlebag it would be worth it to them!

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