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I've got a 79 GL1000 with Vetter bags. I've noticed that when it rains the left saddlebag gathers water inside. I know the seal is worn out, I looked at Craig Vetter's site http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Vetter_Fairings/Vetter-Fairings-main.html (by the way the bike in the pic looks just like my bike) for the seal kit, but didn't see one. Does anyone have any ideas on how to seal the lid so it won't leak?

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Hmmmm i had a set of them but for the life of me i cant remember how the seal looks.

I would go to napa and see if they have something that would work. If not i would then go to the hardware store and get some of that stick on foam weather strip and cut it into little strips and as a final idea check jc whitney thay have a good selection of weather strip also.

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I have a 78 with the bags. If you notice, there are drain holes in the bottom, so they were never meant to be water-tight. However, i simply bent back the lock-tab that secures the door, just enough to snug the door tighter when the key is turned to lock it.
 

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A trip to a car breakers might help. Door frame rubbers come in various types and you can usually get one that will work on the saddlebags for loose change.
 

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The bags have no drain holes. I heard from Craig vetter on this and he had the same suggestions. I'll have to give a look around and see what I can find.
 

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Hi Rick,

:dance:The seals are part of the chrome finish around the door / lids. You might take a close look the doors and make sure the chrome is seated correctly all the way around. When I painted my lids, I took the chrome off by carefully prying it using a flat screwdriver and a socket for leverage. Putting itback on, I used a plastic hammer and wood to seat it back on.

I also found the locks to be just about useless since thereis very little to hook on to. Most likely the best way to protect your stuff is getting a few of those plastic travel bags and insert them inside to keep things waterproof. You might still want to drill a could of small holes on the bottom for drainage. :cooler:

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I've looked at the chromme, the seal looks like it will slide out if I can find one to replace it with. But in the mean tie I did drill a small drain hole in the left one as that's the only one that seems to be leaking.
 
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