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Hi

I have some larger lids for my city cases and I remember seeing some time ago some hinges for quickley changing from one lid to the other, can someone point me in the right direction for where I might get them

Thanks regards Jacko

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They were called Klueger Clamps. I don't know if he's around anymore or not. But at any rate they were little better than plain old bolts and nuts IMHO.

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Having just swapped lids on a side case, these quick-swap gadgets strike me as overkill (especially the one that's $159!) If you get the extra-large lids, they come with screws that replace the rivets. Or you can just buy some stainless steel pan head screws (as I recall, # 8 x 3/4"), washers (2 per screw) and nylon insert lock nuts - about $2 worth of hardware. Drill out the rivets, attach the lids with the screws. I can change a lid in 5 minutes without spending $30 or $159 on some gadget.

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Ok thanks guys I will save my money , 159 bucks seems a bit steep. Im in Austraila so by the time I had them sent out and payed the exchange rate I hate to think what the cost might be

Regards Jacko

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Yeeha! Stephen

I'm on the other end of the argument. I just bought the Cycle Gadgets hinges.

 

I'm a Lazy Bum. tongue.gif I've had the extra lids laying around for a couple of years now and never felt like putting them on, cuz I didn't want to take the "5 minutes" to jack with it.

 

Well, $159 lighter, and I've got my City Lids on and can change back to the standard lids in... 5 minutes.

 

You knew that was coming didn't you? lmao.gif

 

 

What's a couple of hundred bucks to you big spenders? Can't take it with you!

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Not to hijack this thread but how much do the XL lids cost? I currently have the city lids on my RT-P and like the idea of the larger capacity for some longer trips I have planned.

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List is 110.00 each on sale

but you may be able to find some used (possibly slightly scratched lids) for about half that. my used larger lids for my RT-P already had nice reflectors installed on the back.

 

I will say (hijack) that the city lids may give a "slimmer" look, but of course they hold a lot less and (at least on my bike) don't seal worth a crap. I use stainless bolts to attach, and don't change them very often.

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I'm on the other end of the argument. I just bought the Cycle Gadgets hinges.

 

I'm a Lazy Bum. tongue.gif I've had the extra lids laying around for a couple of years now and never felt like putting them on, cuz I didn't want to take the "5 minutes" to jack with it.

 

Well, $159 lighter, and I've got my City Lids on and can change back to the standard lids in... 5 minutes.

 

You knew that was coming didn't you? lmao.gif

 

 

What's a couple of hundred bucks to you big spenders? Can't take it with you!

I don't have a 2nd set of lids but I do like the concept of quick change hinges not just for the quick change but also to save on the longer term wear n tear on the lids.

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