sadlebag rivets

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awander
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sadlebag rivets

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Post by awander » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:46 am

I have a set of leather bags on my '52 FL that are riveted to the "half-moon" style plates that boltto the fenders. I have been noticing that the rivets are pulling through the leather. i would like to replace hem-does anyone know where to get these rivets? they are about 1/2" long, and the small end is hollow, and split into (I think) 6 sections.

Andy



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Post by Cotten » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:22 pm

Andy!

If you cannot find a saddle-and-tack shop near you, it may be necessary to order from a supplier like http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/GSDRVSM?P ... 0062401603

The ends were split into a star by a rivet press, which is another good reason to search out a local pro.
I found that a common brake riveter works great.

....Cotten

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Post by john HD » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:05 pm

andy

i found some at my mom and pop ace hardware.

john

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Post by Worshamcastle » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:11 am

I have about 10,000 correct semi-tubular rivets in stock as well as the tool to do the star peen. contact me at paquette@earthlink.net --Michael

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