DIY Bag Repair
Tools Required: Pliers, socket wrench, new bag (found here) Optional: Needle nose pliers
Step One (remove handle): Turn Bag Shag upside down, open zipper and you will see 2 bolts that connect the handle to the plate. Remove handle by loosening the bolts with the socket wrench and set aside.
Step Two (remove old bag): Using the pliers, peel back the edge of the bag connected to the outside of the plates or loosen the twisted wire on the inside at each end of the plates. At this point you should be able to remove the bag with a simple tug or two.
Step Three (attaching new bag to bottom plate): This part is a little tricky. The bottom plate will still be attached to the tube so you will have to take the ends of the wire and insert them through the small hole in the side of the plate. Then slide your fingers around the edge of the plate, moving the wire inside the bag around the edge of the plate. Then take your pliers and twist the wire on the inside of the bag, you will have to work around the tube and this can be a bit tricky. Give a firm tug to make sure the bag is secure.
Step Four (attaching the bag to the top plate): Exactly the same as step three but you will not have to work around the tube. Once completed then reattach the handle and you are finished!
DIY Bag Shag CLIP / SPRING REPAIR
Tools Required: Drill, hammer, clamp or pop rivet gun, new Set of Replacement Clips (found here) with pop rivets.
We have found that using pop rivets is the easiest way to replace the clips yourself. If you prefer to use aluminum rivets we can supply those as well.
Step One (removal of old clips): Use your drill to drill out the old rivets and the clips should fall right off.
Step Two (securing new clips w/pop rivets): Take your clip and lay it over the hole in the shoe so that the holes match up. Insert your pop rivet and pull the trigger. Use a clamp to make the clip lie flush against the shoe.
Step Three (securing new clips using aluminum rivets): Insert the aluminum rivet using 2 fingers, sliding them into the tube so that the rivet pokes out through the hole. Place the clip over the rivet, put the washer on top and hit hard with a hammer. It helps if the tube has been stabilized with a clamp or vise. Repeat as needed for the other clips.