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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-29-2015, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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My brother's saddlebags on his 12 XC is coming a part at the right rear corner seam of the bag as you look down at it on the clutch side and the other bag is doing the same thing in the same place. You can see light through the open seam. My other brother and I each have a 12 and 14 xc and they have a reenforced corner with some type of patch. My brother took it to the dealer yesterday who took plenty of pictures and is going to submit it to victory. His warranty is up in April. We'll see what victory does to solve this problem. Dealer says he has never seen anything like this. Anyone else out there with a 12 XC and would you check your hard bags to see if you have any type of patch in the corners. Thanks all. Ride safe.

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I have an 11 XR and my hard bags are fine. I do think if one is to keep a Cross bike for the long haul then the bags will eventually need to be replaced, I don't think they are of good enough quality to last for decades.

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I can't recall hearing about this issue before so I assume it's very rare or many unhappy X bike riders would on the forum talking about it.

I'd be surprised if Victory did not replace these bags. Be sure to tell your friend to make sure the bag latches are not getting damaged after getting them installed.

Is there any chance you can get a few pics and post them here? I'd like to see this.
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My wife and I each have a 2012 Vic XCT. On all four bags, the rear outboard seam is reinforced on the inside of the bag with a vertical piece of plastic that runs from the top of the bag all the way to the bottom where it wraps around the small space at the bottom of the bag. This piece is applied with a black glue that you can see oozed out from between this reinforcement and the bag in several spots. This reinforcement looks like it would be slow and a pain in the butt to install (gluing it in) and it looks a bit cheap so I suspect it was added due to a problem with the bags.

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Don't have an XT, instead an XR ...which i bought hard bags for. After reading this I am going to check those today. After paying some $1200 bags & locks if they do not have the reinforcement as mentioned ? I will be heading to the dealer. ......
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Don't have an XT, instead an XR ...which i bought hard bags for. After reading this I am going to check those today. After paying some $1200 bags & locks if they do not have the reinforcement as mentioned ? I will be heading to the dealer. ......
It may not need it. It sounds like there was a bad batch of bags that didn't get plastic welded correctly for the 2012 XC's at this point. That's probably why they applied this extra reinforcement during a certain time period. You may notice the OP's bike and the Vinish's are all 2012.
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Both my bags have the reinforcement.

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My 2011 XR also has the reinforcement.

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I have a 2012 XCT that was shipped by Polaris to the dealer in either Jan. or Feb. of 2012. I just went out and looked, and I have this extra piece -- one in each saddlebag, on the rear outside seam.

Never noticed this (or at least paid attention to it) before now. It seems to be in place, even though near the bottom it appears that I gouged a little bit of the edge, carrying something.

Here's a pic of the piece in question, if I understand this thread correctly:
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The picture posted by Wspollack is EXACTLY what is present on the four bags (two 2012 XCT bikes) that I reported on earlier.

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