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shadow02
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Bag It

Post by shadow02 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:05 pm



Greetings fellow wing nuts! Bet you figure my 88 Gl 1500 and I fell in the ocean? Nope, here and with a question that probably has a very simple answer. My right saddlebag lid closed fine up until I saw it had zero weather stripping. So being the neurotic I am, I added some weather stripping. Now it doesn't want to close and lock. Are the 2 like fork like prongs at the top of the inside of bag adjustable? If so, which way do I want to adjust them to compensate the new weather stripping????



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Re: Bag It

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:02 pm

shadow02 wrote:Greetings fellow wing nuts! Bet you figure my 88 Gl 1500 and I fell in the ocean? Nope, here and with a question that probably has a very simple answer. My right saddlebag lid closed fine up until I saw it had zero weather stripping. So being the neurotic I am, I added some weather stripping. Now it doesn't want to close and lock. Are the 2 like fork like prongs at the top of the inside of bag adjustable? If so, which way do I want to adjust them to compensate the new weather stripping????
Absolutely. If you loosen the two screws (or are they bolts? I can't remember - but I think they're screws), you'll find that the catches are quite adjustable. It takes quite a bit of trial and error to get them right, but you can do it.

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Re: Bag It

Post by shadow02 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:20 pm

Thought you'd be the answer man WingAdmin! These are screws. 1/2 turn at a time until I find a happy locking scheme?
Rubber side down-

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Re: Bag It

Post by spiralout » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:36 pm

The fork like prongs on the top inside of the bags are just a spring catch to keep the lid from falling all the way open when you release the catch. The catches themselves are what you want to adjust.



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