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Bag latch?
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:12:19 am »
I've had a problem with one of my bag latches for the last year or so, where it won't lock anymore. Today I noticed that the other latch on the same bag has succumbed to the same problem.

I hit it with some dry lubricant after work tonight, but with no immediate change.

Anything I can do about this, or should I start looking around for a a replacement bag?
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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 10:30:19 am »
Latch can be replaced. Screws hold it on.
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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 03:34:05 pm »
Had a similar issue with the latch that secures the bag to the bike, it is different than the other two latches on the bag.  Took the latch off and found that the "lock" piece (that rotates with the key and keeps the latch secure had bent forward from the correct position.  Used a punch and pressed it back into place and have had no problems since.

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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 06:04:18 pm »
Had a similar issue with the latch that secures the bag to the bike, it is different than the other two latches on the bag.  Took the latch off and found that the "lock" piece (that rotates with the key and keeps the latch secure had bent forward from the correct position.  Used a punch and pressed it back into place and have had no problems since.

For the bag-to-antler latch, here's the permanent fix.  Pics below

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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 09:40:39 pm »
Had a similar issue with the latch that secures the bag to the bike, it is different than the other two latches on the bag.  Took the latch off and found that the "lock" piece (that rotates with the key and keeps the latch secure had bent forward from the correct position.  Used a punch and pressed it back into place and have had no problems since.

For the bag-to-antler latch, here's the permanent fix.  Pics below

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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 03:18:27 am »
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Latch can be replaced. Screws hold it on.

Did some googling. New replacements run $75-$85 each. No latches alone available on ebay; best I could find was a sole bag, pretty beat up, being sold for $30. But no info on if the latches work or if it's keyed A or B.


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Had a similar issue with the latch that secures the bag to the bike, it is different than the other two latches on the bag.  Took the latch off and found that the "lock" piece (that rotates with the key and keeps the latch secure had bent forward from the correct position.  Used a punch and pressed it back into place and have had no problems since.

Anyone ever do/see a write-up on this fix? I checked the tech pages but couldn't find anything.


I did come up with a cheap temporary fix until I can do a more permanent solution. I found some inexpensive luggage lash straps on Amazon for around $10, similar to these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B017P5NMWU/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

The strap's a bit long, but trimmed it up and it works fine to at least help ensure the bag doesn't pop open while I'm rolling down the road.
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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 11:19:47 am »
Latch will work if it is keyed A or B.
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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2016, 01:21:39 am »
Latch will work if it is keyed A or B.

To clarify, all my latches work, they just don't lock. Since I regularly carry full sidebags, I always ride with at least 1 of the 2 latches locked.
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Re: Bag latch?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2016, 01:41:37 am »
Jerry here,what key do you use,I'll trade you yours and $20 including postage for a locking latch.  The Wizard
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