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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-20-2014, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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2014 saddlebag latch pawl screws

OK, this may be in the nit-picky PITA category, but I have now lost two screws (50%) which secure the saddle bag lid latch pawl to it's operator. One on each side. Vibration I guess. 3200 mi or so.

I'll have to take one of the remaining screws to the local specialty fastener place to match it up and buy some more. And re-install with some lock-tite.

Nothing quite like not being able to get into your saddle bag, in the dark, where your flashlight and tools are located. A cautionary tale.

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Very common.

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yep common - check link

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Yeah, it's a PITA but it's been a known problem for at least a decade. I know folks may not be too fond of "the other forum" but the wealth of info over there, if utilized, will save you from the pains of crap like this.

http://www.fjrforum.com

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Thanks, great link. Sounds like an oversight for the factory to have not put lock-tite on these screws, especially after so many years with this problem.
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I lost one on my 2013. I borrowed a replacement from the third lock. The one for your top case if you have one. I wish I had replaced mine with insecure torx head screws.

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I replaced mine recently with some stainless bolts with loc-tite. Got them from Mcmaster Carr. I love that place.
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Found replacements at Lowes, philips head. Blue Locktite, good to go. The fjrforum link posted above was helpful.
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It seems the link to the FJRforum above doesnt work anymore. One link takes you to a can no find page and the other to the front page of the forums list. Any more info on these small screws I have lost one and the other was about to come out. Need a couple of these.

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Old thread, Bagwell, no idea where your located, just remove the screw you have and go to a hardware store and find like thread and length size screws. They should be philips or hex for ease in the future. Blue loctite (not red) and your good for the foreseeable future. You do not need to replace with that ridiculous torx security screws. When you fo find the right screws, buy 4 and replace them all.

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