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My Roadliner has Corbin Beetle Bags and Corbin fairing.

For the price of this stuff, you would think they would not spare expense on the hardware.

BAGS:
they use these cheap crappy plastic push button locks. The nut on the back side of the button that holds the push button on is plastic and both have stipped on their own. There is hardly any threads for the nut to attach to in the first place. So now I have two bags that have loose handles and push buttons.

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Has the most irritating "rattle". I'll figure that one out and fix that soon.
 

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My Roadliner has Corbin Beetle Bags and Corbin fairing.

For the price of this stuff, you would think they would not spare expense on the hardware.

BAGS:
they use these cheap crappy plastic push button locks. The nut on the back side of the button that holds the push button on is plastic and both have stipped on their own. There is hardly any threads for the nut to attach to in the first place. So now I have two bags that have loose handles and push buttons.

FAIRING:
Has the most irritating "rattle". I'll figure that one out and fix that soon.
Corbin has upgraded the lock/latch to a stainless steel version on the generation 3.5 bags. Perhaps you can get a pair from them to upgrade your bags.
 

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i agree, if the design is at fault they should. If the bags recieve rough handling then not. i did a quick search for recalls or problems in general and didnt find much at all. could you be doing something to them and not realize it? catch your leg getting on the bike? some times it doesn't take much, slight drag but do it as much as you ride and it could be 200 time you hit the bag. not saying your doing this it is just an example. maybe something else. the locks on my strat are the same way, when i first tried to lock the bag i torqued on it pretty good tring to get it to lock. i could feel the lock starting to rotate in the bag itself. the latch is molded pastic as well. dont store your precious belongings in your bags. they can be ripped open in a sec. My wife is VERY good about wreaking my baby when she gets on. i think she is jealous of her! could there be more going on here? also my latch locks seem to be getting looser fit. locks are still tight in lid. Molded plastic is not steel or fiberglass thats for sure. just wanted to let you know your not alone in this world. lol.
 

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The break in thing is worth thinking about. I do something a little differant. I almost never lock my stock bags. The plastic latches would not stop anyone and the damage to bags would be more costly than the contents. I keep warm cloths, cheap camera, water,and etc in my bags. The bags are a convenience not a security.

Surprisingly or not no one to my knowledge has messed with my bags in four years and 40,000 miles. Don't know if its because just no one wanted to, or they figured if I didn't lock it must not be worth messing with.
 

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I have to totally agree with the philosophy of linerdave, that is what I have done for years, don't lock it. I have only stock Silverado bags plus strapons but I think he makes a good point, don't carry anything you really care if you lose it, I have not had a problem with anything getting lifted, except some scumbag took some crome screws one night at a motel out west, off the bike itself.
 

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The break in thing is worth thinking about. I do something a little differant. I almost never lock my stock bags. The plastic latches would not stop anyone and the damage to bags would be more costly than the contents. I keep warm cloths, cheap camera, water,and etc in my bags. The bags are a convenience not a security.

Surprisingly or not no one to my knowledge has messed with my bags in four years and 40,000 miles. Don't know if its because just no one wanted to, or they figured if I didn't lock it must not be worth messing with.
i think it is a fear of a biker thing (for non-bikers) and the fact any other biker would know you better respect the fact someone has spent a billion bucks upgrading there bike and if you wreak it and get caught it is going to cost you an arm and a leg to replace someone else's stuff. i seldom lock my bags either but once in a while i do. i guess if i saw someone trying to rip one open at least i would stop to investigate whats going on.

Ride hard, Drive fast, and dont get caught.
 
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