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Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« on: February 27, 2015, 08:45:34 PM »

Has anyone heard of any problems with the 2014 CVO Deluxe saddlebag locks / connectors?

The bags were secured as usual and half an hour later I hit a small pothole and off she went.

As you can see the plastic connector has splintered rendering a poor connection.

$1,400 to replace - not happy but can't help thinking this is not a once off.

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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 09:08:59 PM »

I saw it happen once but it was a 2010 CVO Softtail convertible. I am not sure if they are exactly the same setup. They were similar bags though.
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 09:17:53 PM »

I saw it happen once but it was a 2010 CVO Softtail convertible. I am not sure if they are exactly the same setup. They were similar bags though.
There is a thread in the CVO Convertible board regarding this - FLSTSE3 Saddlebag falling off.

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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 10:24:01 PM »


The mounting bar and brackets are the same for the 2014 Deluxe and the 2012 Convertible, but the 2010 Convertible is a different design and different part numbers. 

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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 10:55:19 PM »

The mounting bar and brackets are the same for the 2014 Deluxe and the 2012 Convertible, but the 2010 Convertible is a different design and different part numbers. 

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As far as Harley info goes I would not question any information you see fit to put on this site. But being an owner of a 2012 cvo convertible, I cannot believe that the MoCo would use such a piece of crap locking mechanism on any other Harley as they used on the 2012 convertible...say it ain't so. They ought to be ashamed of themselves if it is true. :smilie_daumenneg:

As stated in other posts I have had a bag fall off once at highway speeds and swore it would never happen to me again. So far it hasn't.
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 08:17:15 AM »

My wife had the same thing happen to hers on I-95 heading to Bike Week last year.  With it being a brand new bike, she was inexperienced with the locking mechanism.  She went out to the bike the night before leaving on the trip and (in the dark) took out her heated jacket.  We "think" she must have hit the locking mechanism when pulling out the jacket and just didn't realize it.  So.....at 75 mph, going down I-95......boom!  There it went.  Since then, she put on about 30,000 miles with no other issues.  She now has a "procedure" when it comes to taking things in and out of the bag.  She checks it to make sure they are in the locked position before closing the lid.  It sounds like a pain, but really only takes about 5 extra seconds, and is totally worth it to not look in the rear view mirror and see her $1300 (ish) bag rolling down the interstate!!  This happened to me a few years ago on 7 Mile Bridge headed to Key West.......it happens!!!
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 10:45:41 AM »

a couple years back a coworker with the a convertible (CVO) lost a bag, HD took no responsibility and gave no help with replacement. sad part was it took three days of searching to find all the contents that was in the bag...a 45 cal. pistol, cant just leave one of those behind
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2015, 11:06:16 AM »


Hey Jerry,
As far as Harley info goes I would not question any information you see fit to put on this site. But being an owner of a 2012 cvo convertible, I cannot believe that the MoCo would use such a piece of crap locking mechanism on any other Harley as they used on the 2012 convertible...say it ain't so. They ought to be ashamed of themselves if it is true. :smilie_daumenneg:

As stated in other posts I have had a bag fall off once at highway speeds and swore it would never happen to me again. So far it hasn't.

Unfortunately H-D has no shame, and will continue to use a bad design long after it becomes obvious it is a bad design.  Caveat emptor!

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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 06:13:22 PM »

This happened to me also, I'm replacing mine with hard bags and different mount.  (As money permits)
I got a set of take offs, need to figure out mounting options.

Sorry for your mishap....
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2015, 01:56:51 PM »

I heard of it happening to CVO Softail Convertibles.
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2015, 07:52:07 AM »

easiest, cheapest, fastest insurance for this crap/bad design = 2 zip-ties/re-usable zip-ties
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2015, 05:44:11 PM »

Just wondering did you ever replace the bag? If so how much did it cost ya if ya don't mind me asking. I'm thinking of going the hard bag mount myself.
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2015, 04:17:38 PM »

I don't know of anyone having problems with Touring bikes, but I'm getting these: www.baggerbolts.com
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2015, 08:26:51 PM »

I came withoin a hair of losing the hard bag on my 2013 SERK. Fortunately I had arrived at my destination and was parking when the darned thing just plopped over on the ground. Timing was on my side. Now I put a piece of duct tape on each latch to keep the darned thing from accidentally coming lose.
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Re: Saddlebag came off at 68 mph (pics enclosed)
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2015, 09:40:28 AM »

O815error: how do you attach the reusable zip ties? Where on the bag?
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