Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Warwick, New York
I purchased a saddle bag support kit to put hard bags on the bike. It involved removing the rear blinkers and helmet locks - 4 Phillips head screws - 3 of which were hopeless frozen, promptly stripped, and had to be drilled out. I became impatient and broke a bit in the last one. Getting that cobalt bit out was a treat. Then I assembled the brackets, measured twice and drilled holes once for the bags, put it all together, only to find that the bolts they supplied are just a hair too short. They are metric and bolt into existing threads on the bike's rails so I couldn't just replace them with a standard bolt and nut and I couldn't find the correct metric bolts anyplace local. I had to order them from (believe it or not) "Bolt Depot." Did you know there was a place called Bolt Depot? I didn't. It should be easy to finish once I get my delivery from Bolt Depot in 3 to 7 days. Given my childish need for immediate gratification, this was painful. There is a blizzard coming to the north east this week, at least I can take solace in the fact that I will not be riding anyway.