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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-20-2016, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got out and took my bike on her first long ride (200 miles).. not too long.

I just got the Ness Flip screen and put it on this morning... Looking at returning due to the buffering that occurs around 50mph. I adjusted the lower fork deflectors and it help a little but not enough. So now looking at getting a different shield.

One issue I had was the left side saddle bag flew open on the highway around 70mph when I hit a bump. The saddle bag was closed and locked but somehow it still managed to open which left me concerned that it would happen again. Not sure if this has happen to others.

All in all the bike ran great!

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I seen it happen to one of the salesmen on one of our Victory shop rides, it flew open and his fluero green vest flew out.
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Glad see some "northerners" starting to get rolling I heard a ton of bikes while I was working on mine today.
As for your bag....I hate to say it but we have to be very careful with the latches on the bags. I've had two times now that the lids have flown open when I thought they were locked. Made it a habit to leg bump the lid very time I close them to set the latch.
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was going for ride today. They said high 40's. So went out to get bike and it was still cold at 1 pm.
went back in house to much work for a couple hours of riding
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When you're closing your saddelbags push on the bezel until you hear and feel a click. I suspect that others that have had the same issue were either not waiting for a click or were depressing the button while closing the lid.

Before the flaming starts my lid came open twice - once when my wife pushed on the button while closing and once while I didn't listen for a click.
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Glad see some "northerners" starting to get rolling I heard a ton of bikes while I was working on mine today.
As for your bag....I hate to say it but we have to be very careful with the latches on the bags. I've had two times now that the lids have flown open when I thought they were locked. Made it a habit to leg bump the lid very time I close them to set the latch.
Finally there is no snow or salt on the ground. hope you get out soon!

For the bags, that something I'm going to be checking more often. I was pretty sure that I closed that left side. I'll keep checking it from now on.
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was going for ride today. They said high 40's. So went out to get bike and it was still cold at 1 pm.
went back in house to much work for a couple hours of riding
Looks like it was going to take some time to get the bike out.

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When you're closing your saddelbags push on the bezel until you hear and feel a click. I suspect that others that have had the same issue were either not waiting for a click or were depressing the button while closing the lid.

Before the flaming starts my lid came open twice - once when my wife pushed on the button while closing and once while I didn't listen for a click.
I sure I checked, that left side doesn't close as easy as the right.
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Finally there is no snow or salt on the ground. hope you get out soon!

For the bags, that something I'm going to be checking more often. I was pretty sure that I closed that left side. I'll keep checking it from now on.
Yea...me too. A week or two into March and I'll restart my ins., then I'll be ready to roll. We still have some salt on the roads, so I hope for some rain between now and roll time.
After losing a good pair of gloves to the lids opening, besides leg bumping I also reach back and jiggle the lid with my hand to make double sure they are latched.
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