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securing side covers

Postby Possum51 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:47 am



I have seen on here somewhere (couldn't find using search) someone listed a place to get strap kits for securing side covers or saddlebag lids.


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Re: securing side covers

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:17 am

You're talking about Rudy's "keeper" products. You can read about them here:

Adding Rudy's LidKeepers to my GL1100

Rudy's GL1500 "Keeper" products

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Re: securing side covers

Postby Possum51 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:46 am

Thanks for the links
Rick.....

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Re: securing side covers

Postby bjatwood » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:33 pm

Just put the full kit on 2 days ago. It is a very nice kit and the piece of mind that comes with knowing you aren't going to be leaving a $expensive$ piece of your bike alongside the road is well worth the money!

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Re: securing side covers

Postby st4r50 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:46 pm

The best thing about Rudy's products is the owner (Ric) is a winger and he builds products that he uses on his bike. He's not in it for the millions he makes, only for a great product, thought out well and at a fair price. He makes each kit when you order.

I consider him a friend and he's pretty darn smart too! Sometimes he lurks around here but not on a daily basis.

Yes you could tie a bungee cord or fishing line to your panels but it's pretty hard to beat his keepers in the long run. Well worth the small fee he charges for such a great product.
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Re: securing side covers

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:03 pm

You're 100% right - Ric is a very smart, stand-up guy, who is proud of the quality products he makes. He really should charge more, in my opinion, because they are the best of their kind.

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Re: securing side covers

Postby Phunnybone » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:34 pm

Gonna have to get these for my 1200 LTD and for the wife's baby wing ('83 GL650i)

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Re: securing side covers

Postby bjatwood » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:43 am

I bought (Ric's) Pod (doggie)carrier from him a couple months ago and was absoulutely amazed at the quality of his craftsmanship! First class all the way!
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Re: securing side covers

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:14 pm

So where did you find the Pod to order it - or was it special order?

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Re: securing side covers

Postby bjatwood » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:44 am

It was a one off "special order" item... Ask Ric if he is going to make more, but it is da bomb for your fur kids for sure. 8-)

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Re: securing side covers

Postby bjatwood » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:00 pm

I went 1 step further on the side panel securement. I put on new o-ring/grommets yesterday also. I was truly amazed at how brittle and stiff the old one's were. The new one were as supple as "_____________" you insert what you need here. I say SOFT! LOL

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Re: securing side covers

Postby fysty-1 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:33 pm

I agree witrh all here about Rudy. He is a very good & caring individual & care deeply about us wingers. Cheers Angela :D :D :D


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