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Default Right side bag latch repair

I bought hard bags for my CR when they were half price, and did the washer thing and elongated the holes in the latch so I wouldn't have the problem many have with wear. Well, after a couple thousand miles I saw the beginning of a notch anyway. So here's my fix, I think it should be a final repair for anyone with this problem. It's a U nut from Ace, about 50 cents. Make sure it has the full back...many have a cutout which wouldn't do. The screw is to keep it from shifting, and cut off to allow the mechanism to latch.
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I bought hard bags for my CR when they were half price, and did the washer thing and elongated the holes in the latch so I wouldn't have the problem many have with wear. Well, after a couple thousand miles I saw the beginning of a notch anyway. So here's my fix, I think it should be a final repair for anyone with this problem. It's a U nut from Ace, about 50 cents. Make sure it has the full back...many have a cutout which wouldn't do. The screw is to keep it from shifting, and cut off to allow the mechanism to latch.
Omg that's perfect.
Brilliant too.
Very nice. I love simple solutions !

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That's a nice fix, take a file and round off the corners of the metal tab that way it won't scratch or cut you. Sorry , that's my Dad always telling me that over the years so when ever I see sharp corners I always think " round them off"

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Not a bad way of thinking at all.



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You're not going to out cheap me and my paperclip fix. Snap on paperclip, then remove leverage tabs. Done. Washer worked fine for me, guess I just had something cheap to prove.
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Highvoltage,

Looks like this narrowback has been outdone! Cheaper and quicker, nicely done.
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Looks like this narrowback has been outdone! Cheaper and quicker, nicely done.
Right on Narrowback. I was a wireman too, before switching to Outside Line. Some of the guys still refer to me as "Switchback" lol.

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I had to try the binder clip trick posted by Highvoltagehand and I am here to tell you it is a PERFECT repair for the worn latch piece. I dug through my junk drawer until I found the "micro" size..."mini" was a bit too wide to fit. Removed the wings from the clip, slipped into place...INSTANT fix. It's like it was MADE for this precise application.

Use it along with the washer under the front mounting hole and your latch should last and last.

MTSIVIEW's idea is a good one, too.

Ingenuity gentlemen... I am jealous!
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I had to try the binder clip trick posted by Highvoltagehand and I am here to tell you it is a PERFECT repair for the worn latch piece. I dug through my junk drawer until I found the "micro" size..."mini" was a bit too wide to fit. Removed the wings from the clip, slipped into place...INSTANT fix. It's like it was MADE for this precise application.

Use it along with the washer under the front mounting hole and your latch should last and last.

MTSIVIEW's idea is a good one, too.

Ingenuity gentlemen... I am jealous!
Victory should be ashamed that the spring steel in a binder clip is probably stronger and will last longer than their response to this problem. Glad it wasn't anything major.

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