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Hey all. Bought a used pair of fiberglass and leather wrapped saddlebags. The kicker is they were already drilled and only 2 holes matched up. Have 2 holes to fill. Any suggestions?

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Pan head bolt from the inside, washer, locking washer, nut on the outside.
RTV applied liberally between washer & leather for a weatherproof seal (must seal around threads of bolt, not just the surface of the washer against the leather). RTV inside under the bolt head would be easier to get a complete seal, but would probably be visible, and that would irk me every time I saw it.

Obviously this will only work if the hole is pointing at air and the tail end of the bolt isn't scratching the bejeezus out of your frame.

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Hey all. Bought a used pair of fiberglass and leather wrapped saddlebags. The kicker is they were already drilled and only 2 holes matched up. Have 2 holes to fill. Any suggestions?
Yes. Home Depot, Lowe's and most old style hardware stores carry drawers of different style (flat, domed, raised), composition (metal, rubber or plastic) and sizes of plugs. These can be mechanically attached or glued. Good luck.

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Thanks for the info. Ended up using short strand fiberglass filler and leather patches. Didn't take long. Thanks again.

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