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post #1 of 6 Old 10-12-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Luggage Warning

So I have an 07 wee with the OEM stuff on it.
Went for a new ride in colder weather and stop for a bit to warm up.
Come back to bike and I want in the side case for my warmer gloves.
Insert key and turn, nothing other then the sound of things falling.

The nut that holds everything together has fallen off. Meaning access denied no warm gloves for you.

Once at home I was able to remove the bag from bike and removed the lock cylinder. Put everything back together with the addition of locktite.

I would suggest to anyone that has the OEM luggage to check theirs as the other two were loose as well.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-13-2009, 02:45 AM
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So I have an 07 wee with the OEM stuff on it.
Went for a new ride in colder weather and stop for a bit to warm up.
Come back to bike and I want in the side case for my warmer gloves.
Insert key and turn, nothing other then the sound of things falling.

The nut that holds everything together has fallen off. Meaning access denied no warm gloves for you.

Once at home I was able to remove the bag from bike and removed the lock cylinder. Put everything back together with the addition of locktite.

I would suggest to anyone that has the OEM luggage to check theirs as the other two were loose as well.
Yep. Just one more reason why the OEM luggage sucks. Wait until yours jumps off the racks on its own. Been there, done that.


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I have been thinking of going in side my OEM side bags a drilling through them to the rack and installing a screw or some other fastener that can be removed easily. Mine have jumped off, lost nut on the opening cam, and fell open when riding. They really suck.

Any body have any fixes?
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I have been thinking of going in side my OEM side bags a drilling through them to the rack and installing a screw or some other fastener that can be removed easily. Mine have jumped off, lost nut on the opening cam, and fell open when riding. They really suck.

Any body have any fixes?
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There is a pretty easy fix to make sure they don't decide to leave on their own. The problem is that the important parts are all plastic. When you turn from "open" to "locked" inside the case it turns an arm across the front of the latch under the cover to prevent it from opening, at least that's the way it's supposed to work. The problem is that it's flexible plastic and also wears quickly. After my bags came off I discovered that even with the bags in the locked position I could still turn the key to the left and remove the bags. Piss poor design.

Remove the 3 screws inside holding the cover over the latch assembly. If you've never had the cover off before pay attention to how the spring goes. Once the cover is off you'll notice that you can remove the part you turn to the open/locked position. It simply fits in a small recess in the bottom. Pull it out and put a washer under it and reinstall it. The washer will raise things enough increase the force under the locking arm and will make sure the bags don't depart the bike again. Once it's reassembled put it in the locked position and try turning the key to the left. If you reach under the bag and feel the latch assembly it shouldn't move at all when the key is turned. Worked well for me. The washers I used were about 1mm thick.


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Thanks for the tip and will try it.
I hate to just throw them out and would love to make them work reasonably well.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-26-2009, 07:10 AM
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Well I finally fixed my OEM bags.
After looking at the problem, which was the spacing distance from the latch to the lower pegs the case fits on. Mine would come off with no key and a med pull outward on the case handle.
Got the famous JB weld and put about 1/4 inch layer on the bottom of the well of the bag where it attaches to the pegs, so as to shorten the spacing.
Tried the bag and I put too much in so I scrape a little off at a time until I had a perfect fit. The fit was judged by when the case locked on, but I could not tug the bag off without the key.
Took her for a 350 mile spin yesterday and some short triple digits and all is well.

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