Harley Bagger Saddlebag Latches | Motorcycle Saddlebag Latches
Harley saddlebag latches secure the lid to the saddlebag. There are many types of saddlebag latches for Harley Bagger saddlebags. Finished include aluminum, chrome, steel, plastic, and we have even seen some custom made wood ones, although those would not be recommended as they will not last. Some saddlebag latches may rust as they are made of steel, and this will be the case in many instances regardless of the manufacturer. Many saddlebag latches bolt on, as screws may get worked loose while riding down the road. Road conditions plus the rumble and vibration of a Harley-Davidson means that securing all parts properly is very important. Most saddlebags and saddlebag lids are painted so replacing the saddlebag latches means you have to be careful not to scratch or damage the paint. Saddlebag latches are made with handles, hinges, springs, and locks. The springs, hinges, and bolts are the main items that can rust so try to look for manufacturers who use equipment that resists rust when possible.
The faceplate is the part of the saddlebag latch that most people see. They come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes. One of the most popular finishes we see today is billet aluminum. Many manufacturers take a solid block of billet aluminum and have machine that cuts the faceplate out of the block. What is left is nothing less than a beautiful piece of equipment to customize your bagger with.
Contrast cut faceplates have both black anodized and chrome on them which really makes the saddlebag stand out. Other faceplates may be plain aluminum, solid black, chromed, or custom painted to match the bike. Saddlebag latch kits may also have the option to have a teather installed which only allows the lid to open so far so it does not swing all the way around/ down and damage the saddlebag.
Most saddlebag latches should fit right into the original manufacturers bolt holes so no extra drilling or customization is required. Be sure to make sure your latches fit and are compatible with your saddlebags before making your purchase. Most manufacturers should be able to let you know if there are going to be any additional customizations needed. Always call and speak with someone before making important purchases for your bike. Faceplates have a rubber insert that will help seal things up and protect the saddlebag. They may look almost like a gasket, which is great for securing and protecting your investment.
Harley Davidson Motorcycle models include but will not be limited to: Street Glide, Blackline Screaming Eagle, Breakout, Road Glide, Soft Tail, Road King, Ultra, Ultra Classic, Touring, Fat Boy, Electric Glide, and Blackline CVO.
Custom Bagger Saddlebag Latches For Harley Street Glide
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Custom Bagger Saddlebag Latches For Harley Touring
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Harley Fat Boy Saddlebag Latches gives your motorcycle a great look for bike shows.
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Custom Motorcycle Saddlebag Latches For Harley Electric Glide
Harley Electric Glide Saddlebag Latches sound really great when you are building a bagger.
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Custom Motorcycle Saddlebag Latches For Harley Blackline CVO
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