Trunk saddlebag rails removal


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BabyBlue
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Trunk saddlebag rails removal

Postby BabyBlue » Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:23 pm



bought an 05 1800 and it has trunk and saddle bag rails which we really don't like, any suggestions what to do with the holes when the rails are removed? thanks



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Re: Trunk saddlebag rails removal

Postby themainviking » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:13 am

Couple of suggestions. Place short stainless bolts or even small carriage bolts in the holes and tighten nuts on from the inside if you can. They will be noticeable, but perhaps not objectionable. Use JB Weld to fill the holes, smooth them off and put a decorative stripe over them. The proper way of filling holes in ABS is with plastic weld, but as the bags are painted, this would probably screw up the paint. And a final possibility would be a tad costly. Find some new bags on ebay, hopefully in the right color for your bike, and if not, paint them. Trike take offs are normally not too expensive.
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Re: Trunk saddlebag rails removal

Postby BabyBlue » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:20 am

thanks for you suggestion, and yes, the new saddlebags is too costly for our liking, will run your idea by hubby, thanks again

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Re: Trunk saddlebag rails removal

Postby BabyBlue » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:55 am

am open to any other suggestions someone might have

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Re: Trunk saddlebag rails removal

Postby bayoudave » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:26 am

You could cover them up with some chrome like this
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Re: Trunk saddlebag rails removal

Postby BabyBlue » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:12 am

Thanks bayoudave......that looks promising......keep wingin!

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Re: Trunk saddlebag rails removal

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Did the same thing on my 1100.
Auto parts store yielded "push in" interior panel retainer/clip. Cut off the excess, a little dab of RTV to hold.
Done.




Something like these. Very common.
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/DOR1/45092/N0279.oap?ck=Search_N0279_-1_-1&pt=N0279&ppt=C0329


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