How to Repair Harley Saddlebags
Harley Davidson motorcycles and their owners are a culture on to their own. Each Harley owner likes to find a unique way to make his or her bike different from all the others on the road. One of the common accessories you will find on some Harley Davidson motorcycles are leather saddle bags. Through long use and exposure to the weather, the stitching on these bags may need to be repaired.
- Curved sewing needle used for leather
Remove the saddle bags from the motorcycle and bring them indoors to be worked on.
Inspect and trim and frayed threads that are visible. Take your time and be sure not to cut into the leather or any other of the detailing on the saddle bags.
Pull 12 to 18 inches of the appropriate colored thread off of its spool and thread it onto the curved sewing needle.
Lift the top of the saddle bag, reach inside and carefully thread the needle through the hole.
Pull on the needle so it and the thread come through the correct hole. When all the way through, feed the needle through the next hole and repeat the process until finished.
Place the saddle bags back onto the Harley Davidson motorcycle and you are ready to hit the road.