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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle Bag Problem

i have a question for everyone. 3 times this week my left side saddle bag has jumped out of the upper rear bracket. Roads where i live in Illinois are not the best but this seems excessive. I can even lift on the bag and make it pop out. Has anyone had the same problem ? Is there a fix for this ?
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sounds like the lower front rubbers are put on the bike wrong...find another bike in your area and compare the mounts

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Or maybe you have this guy's problem?

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/9-fj...han-other.html

I can say that my saddle bags have never come loose no matter what road suface I was on.

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sounds like the lower front rubbers are put on the bike wrong...find another bike in your area and compare the mounts
The rubber cushions are tapered narrow FWD wide rearward to match the slot shape of the saddlebag. If backwards you have to jam the bag on and it might not sit properly.
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My left bag does the exact same thing on my new 2014. I'm going to get a good solid piece of foam and cut a slot thru it then run the bottom locking tab up thru the foam so as to fill in the gap that exists between the bag and bike. That should stop the bag from lifting up.

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My left bag does the exact same thing on my new 2014. I'm going to get a good solid piece of foam and cut a slot thru it then run the bottom locking tab up thru the foam so as to fill in the gap that exists between the bag and bike. That should stop the bag from lifting up.
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The rubber cushions are tapered narrow FWD wide rearward to match the slot shape of the saddlebag. If backwards you have to jam the bag on and it might not sit properly.
Amazing what one learns from this forum. I checked my rubbers (Ha!) to see if they were orientated correctly, right side was incorrect. I've never had them off before, so, that's the way they came.

Always remember when fitting the side bag, never force the handle down to the lock position. Any back pressure means that the lower locking pin moving up is not aligned correctly, wiggle the case slightly as you lower the handle to lock it. Just my .02

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It was the skipping a cog problem. I just used a small screwdriver to ease the latch up and reseat it in the proper position. Thank you to everyone for their comments.
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Glad you figured it out.

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