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

Adding Rudy's LidKeepers to my GL1100

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Thanks for the links
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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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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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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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Gonna have to get these for my 1200 LTD and for the wife's baby wing ('83 GL650i)
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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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So where did you find the Pod to order it - or was it special order?
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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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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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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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My method of securing side panels to frame.
Materials:
- clasps 3/8" #B06VY5DQTN
- 3/8" webbing #X003ASUPAP
- SMALL KEYRINGS OR...
14awg solid house wire **

Webbing is folded through keyring or clasps. Strap is sewn shut with zig zag stitch. Ring put through small hole in structure of panel. The other end around a frame member or other fastening point of frame.

Inexpensive, safe. And easily removable with clasp.
** Wrap bare wire around wooden dowl (or something of correct diameter.). Cut into hoops. Thread hoop through item (loop in webbing, or pinhole on frame. Overlap the two ends and solder the overlap with solder. Should be quite strong.
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I did a DIY hack with zip ties and bungies on my 1200 after loosing one at highway speeds and having to go back and find it.
Just zip tie around the existing posts and to the frame.
Won't help if the post breaks, but...
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After I saw the video..... Thank you admin 😃
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Those wrist straps with the quick release buckles are a great idea. They come with all kinds of stuff and I probably have a drawer full of them, somewhere.


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