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I was traveling home on the freeway when a truck pulled along side me and pointed at my bike like somthing was wrong, so i pulled over to take a look . Immediately seen the right saddlebag missing. I had to back track 4 mi to locate the saddlebag. of course it was afu, but i was able to retrieve all the contents. Im not sure why the fasteners come out. Ive never had a problem with them disconnecting before and im positive they were securly installed the last time I reinstalled the bag. Anyone have this problem?

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your not the first. Victory's use the worst locking pins ever.
Go to hardware store and buy two J nuts 5/16 size and get two bolts.
Pull off the stock pin clips and replace with the J clips.
Sorry now you will need a wrench to un bolt the two bolts but they will not come off and you don't need to do all four

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Well this is good to know as I was looking to purchase a slightly used cross country next year to sit next to the Jackpot.

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Sucks but it happens. Always check to make sure the pins (dzus fasteners) are engaged because the d-ring tend to get snagged and rotate when you put things in / take things out of your bags.

BTW they've used pins just like these on HD bags for years and used the same type fasteners on aicraft panels for a lot longer. They are far from being "the worst locking pins ever" but they do have to be watched.

Replace at least one pin on each bag with a nut plate (J-nut) and a bolt and you'll never have to check them again.

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Sucks but it happens. Always check to make sure the pins (dzus fasteners) are engaged because the d-ring tend to get snagged and rotate when you put things in / take things out of your bags.

BTW they've used pins just like these on HD bags for years and used the same type fasteners on aicraft panels for a lot longer. They are far from being "the worst locking pins ever" but they do have to be watched.

Replace at least one pin on each bag with a nut plate (J-nut) and a bolt and you'll never have to check them again.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that our cross bikes don't vibrate near as much as a UH-60A/L does. The reason they don't come open on our aircraft very often is we check them before each flight.

I did however buy 2 nut plates and bolts at Lowes today. It's just too cheap of an Insurance policy if I do get careless and miss them on pre-flight.

To the OP, I'm sorry this happened to you, but the fasteners aren't junk. You very well may have had a couple bad ones, it happens. Just sucks for the person that gets the bad one.

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Seems like a fairly well documented problem. That's why one of my first mods was installing the Brukus SaddleBagSecure bolts.

http://brukus.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-pro...parts&pc=12995
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Seems like a fairly well documented problem. That's why one of my first mods was installing the Brukus SaddleBagSecure bolts.

http://brukus.com/cgi-bin/p/awtp-pro...parts&pc=12995
The man has a good thing going and people are buying it. For @ $8.50, I bought the hardware and will secure the bags just as good as his kit.

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The man has a good thing going and people are buying it. For @ $8.50, I bought the hardware and will secure the bags just as good as his kit.
I did the same, went to lowes and got the hardware to replace one pin on each saddlebag. Burkus may be nice but not $35 nice!

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havent had this problem yet, but will admit to 3 times of
going down the hiway with a winged bike[1 bag cover open].
you have to make sure they are fully latched. at least the
hinges are strong. so far it has been witnessed by my wife
and 2 harley riding friends. didnt hurt anything but my pride.

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Try these.

http://buywitchdoctors.com/p/1429/vi...lebags-sc-481/

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