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Offline mattchewn

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2017, 04:15:44 pm »
Tim,
'08 and nine had a recall for the latches. 10 and up had the new style latches installed already from the factory. There are a few instances of lost bags on the later bikes. Pin them and forget it or not. I have not lost one yet and do not have mine pinned. I have been planning on pinning them for three plus years now!
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2017, 11:23:59 pm »
Doh.... jinx hex is inevitable now Matt... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2017, 12:13:23 am »
I have been using the Retainers that are mentioned earlier in the post since abt 2009.  First on my 08 and than on the 12.  There is no drilling.  These are made by a guy COG member and have worked great for me over the years.  In all fairness they are just steel  wire that is vinyl coated so they will not scratch the mating surfaces.  They retainers are bent in a way to keep the bags from bouncing loose.  There is probably less than a bucks worth of material but they do the job and provide piece of mind.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Concours-14-GTR-1400-All-Years-Saddlebag-Retaining-Brackets-/282381764144?hash=item41bf43c630:m:mdGKJ3leZzehEG9NroLGOSw

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2017, 08:03:40 pm »
I have been using the Retainers that are mentioned earlier in the post since abt 2009.  First on my 08 and than on the 12.  There is no drilling.  These are made by a guy COG member and have worked great for me over the years.  In all fairness they are just steel  wire that is vinyl coated so they will not scratch the mating surfaces.  They retainers are bent in a way to keep the bags from bouncing loose.  There is probably less than a bucks worth of material but they do the job and provide piece of mind.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Concours-14-GTR-1400-All-Years-Saddlebag-Retaining-Brackets-/282381764144?hash=item41bf43c630:m:mdGKJ3leZzehEG9NroLGOSw

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I have also been using these since 2010 and have never ever had an issue.
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2017, 02:14:55 am »
Being a bit of a cheap-skate, I didn't want to pay US$14 + the same again postage so I bent my own with a very heavy gauge SS fencing wire.  Then used heat shrink tubing to make them look nice.  You'd never know they were there.  They don't restrict me opening the bags and takes all of 3 seconds to remove or replace them.  No way can the panniers come off with these in place.  :beerchug:

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2017, 03:16:37 pm »
How about a picture of one, please......  I hate to reinvent the wheel.

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2017, 07:30:05 pm »
Yea, it shoudl say post not thread but......

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2017, 10:48:46 pm »
i must be the luckiest sob in the world.. put 85k on my 09 and never lost a bag, even at triple digit speeds. :popcorncouple:
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #59 on: September 01, 2017, 12:35:26 am »
Here is what you all want...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Concours-14-GTR-1400-All-Years-Saddlebag-Retaining-Brackets-/281304903198?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item417f142e1e&vxp=mtr

Have been using them for three years with no issues whatsoever.  Enjoy.

Ditto on these....I have had them for almost 2 years and they work great.....I hate drilling holes in my motorcycle when there is a fairly cheap, rock solid alternative. I'm amazed how solid they are....zero movement!!
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #60 on: September 02, 2017, 01:26:46 pm »
i must be the luckiest sob in the world.. put 85k on my 09 and never lost a bag, even at triple digit speeds. :popcorncouple:
i think i gave the wrong impression, i never pinned anything, just the stock latch system... :whoo:
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2017, 02:38:13 pm »
My Reply #56 was actually asking Reply #55 Bowyerv to share a picture of his version..........
Thanks if you can. Or can't.   

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2017, 02:19:52 pm »
Theft is the main reason I "pin" my bags into place.

Fear of the bags falling off the bike while underway is secondary.

Pinning adds time and difficulty for some slob to forcefully remove your bag(s).

I'm not going to describe the forceful method here. It is well known from years ago.

Without pinning, your C14 bags can be removed easily.

Try it?
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 02:23:28 pm by JDSCO »
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2017, 07:31:13 pm »
Theft?
Never cosidered that...
Its a Concours...

Anyone with a ball peen hammer will surely say why take a bag... I want the contents...

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2017, 12:55:20 am »
Boy, you guys are just making me feel all warm and fuzzy... Falling off, no, theft, no, hammering... How about a chainsaw, did you even think about that possibility?

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2017, 02:25:16 pm »
Boy, you guys are just making me feel all warm and fuzzy... Falling off, no, theft, no, hammering... How about a chainsaw, did you even think about that possibility?
I found out about this unlawful bag removal on this forum in 2009.
It's unfortunate, it doesn't happen a lot but it does happen.
Tank bags and saddle bags are targets for slobs.

I'm guessing chainsaws make too much noise!
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2017, 06:32:22 pm »
Don't know why I can't see any of the photos posted. I'm a paying member and all! No computer I use makes any difference.
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #67 on: September 14, 2017, 06:40:01 pm »
Don't know why I can't see any of the photos posted. I'm a paying member and all! No computer I use makes any difference.

Because Photobucket changed their service so unless you pay a ridiculous price per year, you can't link your photos to forums.

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2017, 07:52:25 pm »
I bought a 2015 Concours 2 months ago. It was sitting in the showroom for 3 yrs. Absolutey love the machine. Anywho, you say to pin the bags. Pin them to what? There were no pics on this thread.

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2017, 08:20:50 pm »
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2017, 08:52:11 pm »
Thank you Harry,

Still working on re doing all my tech collection photos from photo buttkiss... its taking a while... someday they will be available again, but in the meantime I'm pretty much nutted on posting them... >:(

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #71 on: September 14, 2017, 09:52:35 pm »
MOB,

I should put up a tutorial on how to shrink photos to fit so we can get away from the photo-phvckit.
Too bad these forums don't have a built-in utility for shrink-to-fit for big pictures.

Problem is, it is difficult for the average poster to get a grip on resizing pictures.
It ain't always easy.  :(
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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #72 on: September 14, 2017, 10:43:53 pm »
Check with Fred Boothe. This may be in the new  site software.

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2017, 07:39:09 pm »
MOB,

I should put up a tutorial on how to shrink photos to fit so we can get away from the photo-phvckit.
Too bad these forums don't have a built-in utility for shrink-to-fit for big pictures.

Problem is, it is difficult for the average poster to get a grip on resizing pictures.
It ain't always easy.  :(

I've been using software called IrfanView.for about 10 years, freeware, clean, no ads, and you can shrink pics "file size" drastically, without loosing physical size, or definition.. ( there is some loss, but not worthy of mention)..

I just have to get all my "held hostage" photos back in one place again...

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Re: bag pinning...re-dux
« Reply #74 on: September 15, 2017, 09:59:42 pm »
Yup, many ways to skin a cat. There are plenty of free options to resize photos.

Another photoediting program that is free (what I use to draw my cartoons) is GIMP. It runs in Windows and Linux, and many many others.
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