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Not only is my new Mustang seat comfortable, it is looking mighty fine as well. But it created a problem. The plain saddlebags looked lethargic next to my chrome-studded seat. So, being adventurous, I ordered some matching chrome studs and set out to dress up my bike. As the saddlebags are plastic, the studs were not long enough . So I got a small awl, poked holes in the leather, bent the tangs in a little, inserted them into the leather and gave them a whack with the rubber-covered handle of a hammer. The results are very nice. I only "ruined" three of the about 40 studs I installed. Having never done anything like this before, I was quite proud of the job I did. Just wanted to put it out there to let you know what is possible.

Patrick
 

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Not only is my new Mustang seat comfortable, it is looking mighty fine as well. But it created a problem. The plain saddlebags looked lethargic next to my chrome-studded seat. So, being adventurous, I ordered some matching chrome studs and set out to dress up my bike. As the saddlebags are plastic, the studs were not long enough . So I got a small awl, poked holes in the leather, bent the tangs in a little, inserted them into the leather and gave them a whack with the rubber-covered handle of a hammer. The results are very nice. I only "ruined" three of the about 40 studs I installed. Having never done anything like this before, I was quite proud of the job I did. Just wanted to put it out there to let you know what is possible.

Patrick
looks like ya did a good job
 

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Not only is my new Mustang seat comfortable, it is looking mighty fine as well. But it created a problem. The plain saddlebags looked lethargic next to my chrome-studded seat. So, being adventurous, I ordered some matching chrome studs and set out to dress up my bike. As the saddlebags are plastic, the studs were not long enough . So I got a small awl, poked holes in the leather, bent the tangs in a little, inserted them into the leather and gave them a whack with the rubber-covered handle of a hammer. The results are very nice. I only "ruined" three of the about 40 studs I installed. Having never done anything like this before, I was quite proud of the job I did. Just wanted to put it out there to let you know what is possible.

Patrick
Really graet looking job on the bags. I have been wondering how and or what to do my bags to give them that extra...as you have achieved. Nice Job :)
 
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