Snap Repair Kit ?? - Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-16-2009, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Frisco, Texas
Posts: 23
Default Snap Repair Kit ??

Does anyone have a recommendation for a snap repair kit? The "speed snaps" (button side) on the Hondaline Leather saddlebags gave way. They haven't pulled throught the leather so should be fairly straightforward. How do you identify the size of the snap?

There are a lot of snap repair kits available online for canvas, tonneau covers, fetish gear, etc. and all the local cobblers are booked weeks to months (presumed due to the economy).

Your help and suggestions appreciated.
__________________
2008 Honda Shadow Aero
Trey Mixon

treymixon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-16-2009, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
old dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sc
Posts: 9,624
Default

my snaps on one of my willie&max hand me down bags (I'm 3rd owner) have torn thru, so I used industrial velcro, and put gorilla glue on the sticky sides of velcro, on the face of the bags, works so far, it's been about 1000 miles ago.

no flaping

mark f
__________________
2006 vlx
old dad is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2009, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,207
Default

Find a marine store, (Fishermen Marine, West Marine or similar store) and they will have exactly what you need.
__________________

Rick PGR
2005 1100 Spirit
CPTRICK3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-16-2009, 10:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Eldorado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 5,903
Garage
Default

Or if you know who made them, you might want to give them a call and ask some questions........never know what could come from a phone conversation to the mfg.
__________________



"John" 2002 Sabre
Patriot Guard Rider
American Legion Rider Chapter 84
Eldorado is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2009, 08:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 812
Default

There are two standard sizes for snaps that I know of: Snap 24s and Snap 20s. Both are available at Tandy Leather. If you're near a store you can take your bags in and try them on their snaps.

Snap 24s are larger, and probably what you need. The inside "bump" part, or male, is 0.377" OD. The female receiver is the same.

Snap 20s are smaller and lighter, with the male part at 0.260", the female part being the same.

If the snaps are pulling through the leather you should reinforce the leather before replacing the snap. Remove the snap part on the leather that's pulling out. Get a scrap piece of thick-enough leather, put a hole in the middle, and use contact cement on the inside of the saddlebag and the non-shiny side of the leather patch, and glue it in place. Then replace the snap part.

Even if you can't find an exact replacement, it'll be easier to remove both the male and female parts and replace both. Drill them out and carefully use needle nose pliers.

Tandy Leather has a kit that contains snaps (10 brass and 10 chrome), a setter and anvil, and instructions, for about ~$10. It's better to go with something standard because if you need to do the repair again, or to repair any other snaps, you'll be better prepared.
TorontoBoy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2009, 01:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
xrayr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Eastern Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,488
Default

I got a snap repair kit at Wal Mart! Worked quite well too! I was all bummed that my nerw jacket's liner snap broke. I was fixed with 10 mi nutes of getting back in tyhe house from wal Mart
__________________

2008 Black Goldwing ABS
xrayr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Shadow Forums : Shadow Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum