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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-17-2015, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Default Victory XC Saddle Bags - making them more secure

I saw this video in youtube on how to improve the security of our saddle bags and to keep it from falling off the bike. Take a look at the stock fastener. Two of them on each bag. Am not going to trust it to hold a full load. The guy who made the video suggests using a speed u bolt along with bolts and lock nuts to secure the bags.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-17-2015, 04:51 PM
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i had mine for over two years, 25,000 miles, never once did my bags come loose, even when i wrecked it, the factory fasteners pulled through the bags and were still attached to the bike.

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Glad this has worked for you DTMMIL. Maybe my fears are unfounded. Wanted to be sure. Besides, it's not often I'd take the bags off unless am cleaning the pipes.
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No issues with mine either ... I've had my bags off many times .... and always have a full load ....

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nevermind,,,

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I installed those U-Channel speed nuts on my CCT soon after getting it. I'm going back to the oem 1/4 set-up this winter. The U-Channel speed nuts simply don't have near the surface area for retention as do the oem 1/4 fasteners.

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I've been using the "fix" mentioned above for almost 3 years now except I just replaced one fastner on each bag instead of both.
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I went to the 5/16 Speed nut and bolts shortly after buying mine and I've never looked back. The local Lowes had them so what the heck, that's pretty much the only reason I have . They're pretty secure. Whichever method you use just be sure to check them, any method can fail.

The Dzus 1/4 turn fasteners are all over aircraft and I've been popping those for 35 years so I trust them. My only two complaints with the bolt setup is you have to be careful putting the bag on to be sure it's straight and you need a wrench to remove the bag.

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The former owner of my bike put the Witchdoctors safety bolt system on and I am very happy with it.
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I picked up these - click here
It takes an extra couple of minutes when I check rear tire pressure, but that's a small price to pay for peace of mind.

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