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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

    Jan 25, 2015
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    San Jose, CA
    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 ( 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!

    Dec 11, 2018
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    Gainesville, Georgia
    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

    Oct 18, 2014
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    Bel Air, Maryland
    Try looking at

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

    kiwi dave GT Reference

    Oct 28, 2008
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    Auckland, New Zealand
    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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