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Offline Gordi

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Saddlebag Rivets
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:28:15 pm »
Anyone know what size the rivets are in the saddlebags?   Going to replace my tie down strap with a net and need to know what size rivets to use.....  The OEM are $2.98 each!!!! :o

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Re: Saddlebag Rivets
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 11:49:21 pm »
Aren't they just pop rivets?  You can get a box of assorted sizes for about $10 at the hardware store.
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Re: Saddlebag Rivets
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 12:03:18 am »
Gordi, you'll be drilling out the old, so you can use whatever size you want.
Probably 1/8" or 3/16" dia. Not sure of lengths.

I checked Harbor Freight.
   A 500 piece 1/8" dia. assortment is $6.99. (Also have mixed and other sizes)

https://www.harborfreight.com/500-piece-aluminum-blind-rivet-assortment-67668.html

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Re: Saddlebag Rivets
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 12:16:25 am »
3/16 medium length rivets and backing washers from Lowe’s work perfect!

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Re: Saddlebag Rivets
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 07:25:54 pm »
3/16 medium length rivets and backing washers from Lowe’s work perfect!

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I've got those very same nets, and I have to ask..... why did you find it necessary to pop rivet the metal clips onto the existing plastic loops in the bag? I simply tossed those clips in my junk drawer, and hooked the "S" hooks on the nets, directly to the existing loops...
Oh, wait... the loops on my '08 are on the cover half, but when the bag is closed, live in the same aspect. :truce: :great:

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