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post #11 of 34 Old 06-05-2012, 11:20 AM
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The locks on the side cases for the 2012 Wee are ridiculous. The dealer did give me spares in case I get a top case (which I won't, at least not from Suzuki). I leave the left side unlocked since I'm in and out of it a lot. The right side is locked and is practically impossible to unlock. I took it to the dealer for some unrelated work and told them about it. The guy told me the more I used it the better it would work. Then he told me to just break the key off inside the lock and bring it back. Can't imagine any replacement would make much difference unless they have changed the design. That's my biggest gripe about the bike.

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post #12 of 34 Old 06-05-2012, 02:27 PM
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don't know why but my locks all freed up (just don't force things)...took several weeks of regular use and now they all ok....I relubed them as well....used some solvent to clean out the lube and then used graphite but I think just using them over and over will loosen up the locks. I use my top box all the time (Suzuki brand) and this lock is quite normal now.

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post #13 of 34 Old 07-18-2012, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
Well since we're in bitch mode here, why can you not get side cases + a top case keyed the same!
No kidding. How hard can it be to key all three boxes the same? Ans: It's not. Only a blatant disregard for your customers can account for this practice.
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post #14 of 34 Old 07-18-2012, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 1 deadeye View Post
I just purchased a 2012 vstrom adventure and the locks on the hard cases need alittle attention. on a 100 mile ride today i lost a lock somewhere along the way. If i put in the spare I only will have one left. I noticed on the forums that others have had the same problem. Someone needs to look into why this is happening.
Respectfully, Doug
DL100 Adventure: The lock cylinder out of my Suzuki top box came undone from the nut holding it in place on a ride the other day. I was lucky to fit my sweater and jacket liner into the side boxes, but had to live without my cell phone, kindle, Ipod, and misc. other accoutrements for the next three days of my tour until I got to a Suzuki dealer who was able to get the lock open and working again. Since Suzuki is paying the dealer for the warranty service maybe they might think of beefing up the QC on their luggage.
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post #15 of 34 Old 11-04-2012, 01:01 PM
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The lock cylinder disappeared from my leftside box

The lock cylinder disapeared from my leftside box on a 42 mile ride on 1 November, last Thursday. Less than 3,000 miles on the bike.
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post #16 of 34 Old 08-27-2013, 10:22 AM
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What a shame!!

I got my new 2013 Glee ABS Adventure about 6 weeks ago. I think it is an awesome bike with a very nice and smooth engine which fits me perfect! But what I can't believe is why Suzuki delivers such a nice bike with a set of TRAX panniers which:
a. are not waterproof (really NOT necessary these days...)

The panniers looks nice but that's about it. When I drove my bike home from the dealer on its maiden voyage I got a nice Floridian shower and yes: the panniers were pretty wet inside. Then I wondered first why they don't provide locks for the sets....after ordering them and installed them, I couldn't even get the keys in the locks. It got a very litlle better after spraying graphite lube in the locks but still they suck! And besides that they have a annoying rattle at some speeds. I really can't believe that on a 1000 dollar pannier set, they install such a crappy stuff. So SUZUKI: DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!
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post #17 of 34 Old 08-27-2013, 12:07 PM
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Anyone ever have their side bag come open ??? You have to force mine clear shut until it clicks..........don't ask me how I know...rig_frown:

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post #18 of 34 Old 08-30-2013, 03:16 PM
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new locks?

If these boxes are made by SW Motech, Twisted Throttle sells replacements locks for the Trax boxes they sell. $26 gets you 6 locks with 2 keys. Has anyone tried this? Are they the same crappy locks that come with the OEM boxes on the Adventure or are they better quality. The guy from Twisted Throttle had no experience with the OEM boxes on the glee so he couldn't answer my question.
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post #19 of 34 Old 01-23-2014, 10:01 PM
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I just bought a new 2012 Adventure and ordered the matching top case. I also ordered the Suzuki 6 lock set so I only need one key for everything. The locks that came with the side bags were pretty awful (could barely get them open after lots of struggling), but the Suzuki replacement lock set is much better.
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post #20 of 34 Old 03-22-2014, 02:16 PM
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I broke off one of my keys in my luggage this am. The locks are terrible (as we know) and one of the locks always required downward pressure to work. Apparently the key was fatiguing and broke off this morning without applying an inordinate amount of pressure.

Has anyone replaced any of the 2012+ OEM/trax keys?

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