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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-10-2014, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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is there one ? For the attachment pins. I'm just not thrilled with those. IMO difficult to line up , and question how secure they are?

I might fab some studs & palm nuts ? Just thought I'd check the brain trust here first.

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is there one ? For the attachment pins. I'm just not thrilled with those. IMO difficult to line up , and question how secure they are?

I might fab some studs & palm nuts ? Just thought I'd check the brain trust here first.

Thanks, Ron
I would at least add in another washer to make it tighter. Personnally, I replaced them with speed clips and flat head thumb screws

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Go to your local hardware store and buy some j-nuts and bolts to replace the dzus pins and plates. The j-nuts will slide over / clamp onto the same part of the bag supports as the dzus plates. Make sure to buy bolts that fit through the washers on the dzus pins and that the bolts are 1/4 to 3/8 longer than the pins.

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I would at least add in another washer to make it tighter. Personnally, I replaced them with speed clips and flat head thumb screws

http://www.mcmaster.com/#thumb-screws/=scnmbe
I agree...after I asked my question...I decided to do the same...speed nuts & palm bolts/knob bolts.

So it seems I'm not the only one not thrilled with them
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See post #15 in this thread. I did this for the front connectors on my saddlebags and left the OEM connectors for the back ones.
https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=50153

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There have been a few lost bags. Some have admitted to human error while others have blamed the pins. The same style fasteners (dzus) are used on aircraft panels and airborne munitions and they don't fail if they are installed correctly. Check your pins periodically and make sure you don't bump the d-rings and the OEM fasteners will give you no problems.

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Never had a problem with the original pins.
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Never had a problem with the original pins.
The day after I brought my XC home I went for a ride and when I stopped for gas I opened the saddlebag and noticed one of the pins was all the way out. Whether I accidentally hit it or it worked loose I don't know but I wasn't going to chance it after that. That's why I went with the Crown Bolt and Cap Screw button socket for the front connectors.

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

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I went to the hardware store and swapped out the "pins" for bolts and u-nuts.

Cost me $9.

Now you have to use a wrench to remove them....takes all of a few minutes - not a big hassle.

......but Im VERY sure they arent gonna pop off and spin down the road.

Honestly.....Ive only ever had to take them off for maintenance....not like Im carrying them into a hotel or tent.
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