Tool to remove saddlebag release cable clips


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Tool to remove saddlebag release cable clips

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I am going to add an idea for removing the plastic four pronged saddlebags release cable clips. I used it a lot back when I was still turning wrenches for a living. The slot is only needed if you want to go around the cable but all you have to do is push the hole over the four pronged clip to compress all four at the same time and push the clip through as well.
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That's a cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

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That is a good idea, man I've split a finger nail more than once and it hurt so bad that I said two bad words.
Thank you for posting it.
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I was reminded of it when I just had the bags off for a rear tire change and remembered the times that I didn't have that simple tool, as you said some "mechanics french" was said. Btw the hole in that tool is 11/32 and it helps if you chamfer the edge of the hole slightly.
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I just use a 5/6 mm washer.................... Does the trick too and no need for a 'tool'
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Also an excellent idea, l love homemade tools.
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I am totally confused. You guys are talking about saddlebag opener cable removal so you can remove the saddle bags right? Where is the "four pronged saddlebags release cable clips"? Is this the cable you are referring to?:


I have always just removed the nylon clip from the saddlebag opener rod and then extracted the cable barrel from the clip. What am I missing?
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The cable is secured to the bag by a white plastic clip that has four prongs that can be aggravating to release all at once when you want to remove the cable. It can be done with pliers but something round and the correct size makes the job much easier.
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Ahh..okay. the light just came on.


I had forgotten about that little clip. Been a few months since I had to remove the saddlebag.
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Never ever had a problem releasing that four prong fastener with just my fingers and didn't even split a fingernail, LOL



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