Saddle bag Lids


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Saddle bag Lids

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I would like to make some tethers for my lids so I don't lose another one. I am sure some of you have been there done that. What is the best way to build them?



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shawnee1952 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:47 pm
I would like to make some tethers for my lids so I don't lose another one. I am sure some of you have been there done that. What is the best way to build them?
I used these:

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1100 ... 9809/92740





They bond to the plastic very securely, and make using the saddlebags a joy - you can take the lid off, and instead of balancing it somewhere (and watching the wind blow it onto the ground, where it always lands paint side down!) it just hangs off the side.

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You can see my original review here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1112

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Thanks for the quick reply. I am going to get this done. It has to be easier than finding another lid. That was a painful experience.

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I rigged tethers for side covers that can easily come off at speed due to air pressure under bike, but with saddlebags on the 1200, I just make double damn sure that the latches are locked before the wheels roll.
Saw a fellow in group reach down to check his after moving, wind caught loose cover when he pulled latch.

I never yet lost a SB cover, but met a couple up on Mt Mitchell in NC that their 1200 was missing a SB cover.

When I bought the trike, I got a new rt side cover and GW emblem to replace the one the PO lost due to air pressure at speed, it was included in deal & was over $400 then, and I made tethers for them too then.
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Here's what I did on the cheap. You can pick up separating key rings just about anywhere. Wired them to just reach the ground, but you can easily disconnect them to remove the lid completely. while your at it, tether your side covers too. i just used a thin nylon cord for that.
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kwild wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Here's what I did on the cheap. You can pick up separating key rings just about anywhere. Wired them to just reach the ground, but you can easily disconnect them to remove the lid completely. while your at it, tether your side covers too. i just used a thin nylon cord for that.
Great idea ….I have a bunch of those. From HF …. Northern also has them.


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