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Better bolts for Touring saddle bags

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by WroomWroom, May 4, 2019.

  1. WroomWroom

    WroomWroom Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I'm trying to find a post by someone on this forum who found screw knobs that are a much better option for taking the saddle bags on/off without having to use a socket. I bought a set of screw knobs (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY3PMEN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) but out of 4 screws only 3 fit properly and there's something to be done with the 4th knob so it fits properly.

    The post mentioned what to do about that 4th knob, but I can't find it now!

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dan Brooks

    Dan Brooks Just got it firing!

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    Thinking about replacing mine with studs and wing nuts. Seems like they would allow more torque than knurled bolt heads.
     
  3. roadventure

    roadventure High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Try looking at www.mcmaster.com

    You should be able to find what you want from them...
     
  4. kiwi dave

    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    I recommend you keep your existing bolts and continue to use a socket or ring spanner to mount them.

    Wing nuts cannot be made to hold securely. This is from someone who lost a pannier bag twice.
     

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