dutch
I got a Vintage and got the leather bags well when I had put some stuff in the bag I locked it with the clip thing ( that's what I thought) it was going all over the place in the wind and 15 km I lost1 belt and consho it worked out that that is not on the dealership list of parts so I was f..ked and not happy but a friend had a damaged bag and it worked all out in the end my advice check them they do get loose, or go all the way like I did replace the 4mm bolts with longer ones and a washer and locktight, I'm just saying WP_20170428_08_55_01_Pro.jpg  😉
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V-Twin
Hey Dutch, 

Sorry to hear your dramas.  Can you clarify something for me?  So you didn't clipped the middle strap, it flapped around while riding and it fell off?

In more than one occasion, I have forgotten to secure all 3 clips.  They have been flapping around for 30min or more until I pulled over.  I have not lost any straps yet.  Have you asked Indian if it was covered under the warranty?  Oh hang on, Adelaide don't have an Indian dealer yet... is that right?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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dutch
Hi V-twin no it got nothing to do with dealer or non dealer it is not on the parts list, what happened was i clicked it in but not in the right spot so I was in the understanding all good anyway it was not see my first post. When you look at it is bolted by a 4 mm bolt no washer as we all know leather stretch so with enough stress like riding the hole stretch so now I needed to use a longer bolt (talking mm) so I could use a big size washer to prevent the mini bolt creeping through the leather
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V-Twin
dutch wrote:
got nothing to do with dealer or non dealer it is not on the parts list...
I understand what you are saying about the dealership but if it was covered by warranty, Indian will find you a new strap or give you a new bag or do something wouldn't they?  It does sound like manufacturing issue if the hole got bigger and the strap fell off.

I will be sure to check on mine next time.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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dutch
I know but the bags a 2 years old and I'm tired of putting this problem to Indian , nothing to do with Indian its personal with my health) I got mine issue solved in a mates way and very lucky, I leave it up to you guys I don't have the energy, I had the problem and I solved it and I put it out so check and avoid dramas
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V-Twin
Understood!  Thanks for posting the issue with the straps.  I will definitely check mine next time I get a chance.  👍😀
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Richard Dixon
Thanks for the reminder - yes I too have ridden some 20 mins or so a number of times, before realising the straps are open...thought they were pretty solid but will now take extra care..
Yes Adelaide has a dealer - Adelaide Motorcycles - Magill Road
 
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dutch
Richard Dixon wrote:
Thanks for the reminder - yes I too have ridden some 20 mins or so a number of times, before realising the straps are open...thought they were pretty solid but will now take extra care..
Yes Adelaide has a dealer - Adelaide Motorcycles - Magill Road
 
hey Richard did not see you on the shop ride was a good ride and a different route
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Richard Dixon
Hey Dutch,
When I was in the shop last week I spoke to Ian and then it appeared on the FB site the next day,  
I have asked Ian to give a litle more notice.....
Unfortunately I already had a ride and lunch planned with the wife & mate to Hahndorf...
I am definitely looking forward to a day out with more than one Indian...

Where did you get too..?
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dutch
Richard Dixon wrote:
Hey Dutch,
When I was in the shop last week I spoke to Ian and then it appeared on the FB site the next day,  
I have asked Ian to give a litle more notice.....
Unfortunately I already had a ride and lunch planned with the wife & mate to Hahndorf...
I am definitely looking forward to a day out with more than one Indian...

Where did you get too..?
Hi Richard went on the freeway then sedan angerston back trough god knows where and out of nowhere we were on magil road haha we are talking of getting a riders group going and at the latest 2 weeks before a ride email if you are interested all in put is welcome
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V-Twin
dutch wrote:
we are talking of getting a riders group going...
Hey Dutch, ask SA riders to sign up to our SMS system.  When it hits 15 people, it will go live and if any ride is posted for your area, and I am notified by the organiser, SMS gets sent to everyone on the SMS Registry for Adelaide.

For more details, http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/register-for-sms-notification-of-upcoming-rides-now-8428896
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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dutch
V-Twin wrote:
Hey Dutch, ask SA riders to sign up to our SMS system.  When it hits 15 people, it will go live and if any ride is posted for your area, and I am notified by the organiser, SMS gets sent to everyone on the SMS Registry for Adelaide.

For more details, http://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/register-for-sms-notification-of-upcoming-rides-now-8428896
ill let them know
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Richard Dixon

Thanks V-twin - PM details sent

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Richard Dixon
Hey Dutch, that's a good ride.... no much to see out Sedan way !...
I have registered for the SMS....
I do work a lot of weekends but if you find your way down South let me know I am always up for a ride to Jervois, Victor or Strath.
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Paul Robert Judd
I lost a concho when my bike was 12 months old and nearly lost the strap, I checked all the concho for tightness and they were all loose
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V-Twin
Paul Robert Judd wrote:
I checked all the concho for tightness and they were all loose
Can they be tighten?  If not what did you do to prevent them from falling off?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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dutch
Don't tell anybody its top secret 🔐 but yes of course they can be tightened but you risk making the 4mm hole bigger of the strap like I mentioned before a good size washer and lock-tight
but it's top secret 🔐 so sssssstttt ok
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V-Twin
dutch wrote:
Don't tell anybody its top secret 🔐 but yes of course they can be tightened but you risk making the 4mm hole bigger of the strap like I mentioned before a good size washer and lock-tight
but it's top secret 🔐 so sssssstttt ok
Dutch, help me out with clarification please.

When I opened my leather saddlebag, behind each concho, there is a small hole with an eyelet (like shoes for shoelaces).  The hole is too small to stick a screw driver to tighten whatever is 'sitting behind' the concho.  

So, only thing I can do is spin the concho until they are completely spun off and stick loctite on the screw and spin conchos back on... is that how you tighten them?  I don't want to go with new washer and screw system.  I just want to tighten what I have but with loctite.  

My question is, what is behind concho?  Small bolt?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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dutch
Open the bag on the inside you see 3 holes with metal o rings that's your torx key hole you got to move the liner abit to line it up with the torx 4 mm bolt 
but remember its top secret haha 😆 
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V-Twin
dutch wrote:
Open the bag on the inside you see 3 holes with metal o rings that's your torx key hole you got to move the liner abit to line it up with the torx 4 mm bolt 
but remember its top secret haha 😆 
ah! Hex key.  Got it!  😉
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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