Hard bag won't stay latched ... - Harley Davidson Forums



General Topics/Tech Tips Discussion on break in periods, rider comfort, seats and pad suggestions. Tech tips as they become available will be posted here.

Hard bag won't stay latched ...

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-11-2017, 12:18 PM
lightweight bob's Avatar
lightweight bob lightweight bob is offline
Road Captain
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 628
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Default Hard bag won't stay latched ...

Recently the hard bag on the right side of my 2013 Ultra Limited won't stay latched and I'm having to keep it locked
which is a pita as it's the easy one to get stuff in and out of. I've always been careful to make sure the lid is all the
way on before closing it but my better half - not so much so. Any suggestions before I go do business with the stealer?
Tnx in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-11-2017, 07:42 PM
bustert bustert is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 204
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

well do not be so hard on the wife. it is probably bent or out of alignment. if the other side works, use it as a pattern. we built steel guitars and i built many cases and it is usually an alignment issue. btw: you can replace the latch yourself, just need to peel back the lining to get at it, probably riveted, drill out from back side. i believe you can get what you need from tch as that is where i buy my materials.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-11-2017, 07:55 PM
Uncle Larry's Avatar
Uncle Larry Uncle Larry is offline
Big Kahuna HDF Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southeast Michigan 15 Minutes East Of Hell
Posts: 89,229
Thanked 1,270 Times in 1,014 Posts
Default

Are you sure the "cloth" material is not folding up wrong when latching
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Uncle Larry For This Useful Post:
lightweight bob (09-12-2017)
  #4  
Old 09-12-2017, 01:46 PM
Nomadmax's Avatar
Nomadmax Nomadmax is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SW Ohio, On the bank of Big Twin Creek
Posts: 6,920
Thanked 984 Times in 633 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Larry View Post
Are you sure the "cloth" material is not folding up wrong when latching
If it's not that; you can bend the tabs inside the latch and make it stay closed. I off road my Road King and have to do that every once in a while so they don't pop open.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-13-2017, 03:19 PM
lightweight bob's Avatar
lightweight bob lightweight bob is offline
Road Captain
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 628
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Default Hard bag latch assy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomadmax View Post
If it's not that; you can bend the tabs inside the latch and make it stay closed. I off road my Road King and have to do that every once in a while so they don't pop open.
Can you be more specific as to what I should bending? Do I need to remove the Latch assy? Sounds like you've been there, done
that and I really appreciate the help. Tnx in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-13-2017, 04:03 PM
Lakerat's Avatar
Lakerat Lakerat is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cookson, Ok
Posts: 1,657
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lakerat For This Useful Post:
lightweight bob (09-13-2017), Nomadmax (09-13-2017)
  #7  
Old 09-13-2017, 04:05 PM
Nomadmax's Avatar
Nomadmax Nomadmax is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SW Ohio, On the bank of Big Twin Creek
Posts: 6,920
Thanked 984 Times in 633 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightweight bob View Post
Can you be more specific as to what I should bending? Do I need to remove the Latch assy? Sounds like you've been there, done
that and I really appreciate the help. Tnx in advance.
Lakerat's post hit the nail on the head. You won't have any trouble after you do it.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Nomadmax For This Useful Post:
lightweight bob (09-13-2017)
  #8  
Old 09-13-2017, 05:35 PM
lightweight bob's Avatar
lightweight bob lightweight bob is offline
Road Captain
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 628
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Tnx guys - this forum has saved me over and over throughout the years. Whether
it's been a seat rebuild with memory foam to clutch cable lube to fork / shock fluid
changes I've been able to set my bike up to suit me. Yeah, sometimes you got to
sift through a few BS artists but this forum is my go to place rather than bother my
Indy mechanic who may or may not be able to help me anyhow.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to lightweight bob For This Useful Post:
Lakerat (09-14-2017), Nomadmax (09-13-2017)
  #9  
Old 09-14-2017, 07:27 AM
Spartanden's Avatar
Spartanden Spartanden is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spartan Country, Michigan
Posts: 1,003
Thanked 54 Times in 51 Posts
Default

There is a small spring on the latch that I've had to replace a couple of times. Check that to make sure it's not broken. There is a small bar/shaft on the latch that has a spring in the center. a bit of a pain, but easy to replace.
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
P
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Chrome HD Saddle Bag Latches Paul32730 Touring Parts 1 08-14-2017 09:16 AM
Did I Buy Stolen Saddlebags? skian Softail Models 20 06-17-2017 03:41 AM
Saddlebag latched Jim18919 General Topics/Tech Tips 0 03-30-2017 06:28 PM
Tourpack latches won't stay locked Bookie Touring Models 6 03-20-2017 07:43 AM
Saddlebag latch trouble streetglidekid09 Touring Models 4 08-21-2016 11:11 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: