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Any one know why there's a note on ALL of the axle nut covers in the H-D catalog that states that they will NOT work with saddle bags?

I wasn't going to put them on my Heritage because the axle nuts really weren't visible. That is until this past weekend when I installed the detachable sideplates/hardware. Now they are a lot easier to see.
 

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I dunno... I saw that too, but there's about half a foot between my axle nut and the closest part of the bag.

heheheheh, I said "nut" and "bag" :)
 

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DrHeathenScum said:
I dunno... I saw that too, but there's about half a foot between my axle nut and the closest part of the bag.

heheheheh, I said "nut" and "bag" :)
Yeah...I can't see how it could be a clearance issue...especially with the detachable hardware.

LOL! You did...you did say "nut" and "bag"! :nono:
 

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Put the axle nut covers on my Heritage last year - they don't come close to the bags; at least with the detachable mounting system (Easybrackets).
 

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DM-SC said:
Any one know why there's a note on ALL of the axle nut covers in the H-D catalog that states that they will NOT work with saddle bags?

I wasn't going to put them on my Heritage because the axle nuts really weren't visible. That is until this past weekend when I installed the detachable sideplates/hardware. Now they are a lot easier to see.
I converted my leather bags to hard detachable HD tour bags. On one side
the axle covers rubbed enough to kick the bag out of the lower support.
Finall took them off as I usually leave the bags on anyway.
 

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You could problably add a spacer or two to the mounting bracket to push the saddle bags out a little more to clear the covers.
 
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