ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool > Airheads
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
disston OP
ShadeTreeExpert
 
disston's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Silver Spring, Md
Oddometer: 8,173
Bag Repair and Other Pictures

This is my Krauser bag repair completed recently. I replaced both latches with this hardware store item. The screws and washers and Nylock nuts were all from McMaster Carr. This is the left bag. I will do the right side bag someday but it is still working so it can wait.



I am worried that this type of latch will pop open if I hit a pot hole or something. So I'm going to get some small pad locks. I'm not security minded at all but think that they need to be held closed.

.
__________________
.
Never memorize something you can look up.
---Albert Einstein

Pay your debt, piratejohn.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
disston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
disston OP
ShadeTreeExpert
 
disston's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Silver Spring, Md
Oddometer: 8,173
__________________
.
Never memorize something you can look up.
---Albert Einstein

Pay your debt, piratejohn.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
disston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
Bill Harris
Confirmed Curmudgeon
 
Bill Harris's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: backwoods Alabama
Oddometer: 6,311
Nice fix. What brand and "name on the package" were those latches? On securing the latches, you can get a "hairpin clip" or pin from the hardware store to go through the hole. A big ACE Hdwr with Servapro (racks) may have something. Secure the pins, in turn, toe the bags so they can't get lost. Or, the old standby is a length of 3/4" nylon webbing with a snap buckle (from a an outdoor store that has backpacking supplies.

And great pics! I see that you're getting the hang of the CLOSEUP settings on the lens.. Ain't it fun...

--Bill
__________________
'73 R60/5 Toaster
Luddite. Not just a philosophy, a way of life...
Bill Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
ozmoses
Ride On
 
ozmoses's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: USA
Oddometer: 2,415
Nice repair, but somebody stole your seat!
__________________
Opinions are like internet connections- everybody has one.
ozmoses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
disston OP
ShadeTreeExpert
 
disston's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Silver Spring, Md
Oddometer: 8,173
I ended up with hair pins like Bill describes. They were in the boxed hardware section and labeled Hitch Pins. I did try and get small pad locks but the ones with a hasp long enough were too fat and the ones with a narrow enough hasp were not long enough. It was also several orders of magnitude more money for locks too, so Bobby Pins is is.

The main ingredient of this repair is the hasp. The Brand Name is National Hardware. They have several numbers on the package. They are packaged Each. 1 item per card. V35 or N208-512. I forget exactly which of these numbers was relevant but they are also labeled as 2 3/4" and 7 cm. They are distributed by Stanley and are Zinc plated Steel. I believe I paid only a dollar or two each for these but forget where I got them. I bought over the Web because it was not an item carried at any of the hardware stores near me.

Notice the clasp is bolted in two places. The rear portion or the part bolted to the Aluminum strip also needed to be raised two (2) washers worth so the function was positive. I'm going to add a couple more tiny 4mm bots the the Aluminum strip.

That is the first picture I took with the Macro feature of my new camera. It does look promising for a hundred dollar camera I think. I'm going to try reading some more of the directions booklet.

I didn't like that seat anyway. It's a repo and I leave it on all Winter trying to trash it.
__________________
.
Never memorize something you can look up.
---Albert Einstein

Pay your debt, piratejohn.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949341
disston is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014