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I have a new 2014 1000. I bought a set of used saddlebags. I want to install the locks (mine came with 3 sets matched to the ignition key) and am not sure how. Does anyone know the process?
 

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It depends on the type of saddlebags you have. Can you post pictures of the side bags, locking area of the bags (where the locks would go) and your locks.

I went through this on my 15 ADV with factory bags. Believe it or not, the dealer tried to sell me an ADV model without the side bags, stating that the bike didn't come with it that way from the factory. It was a long process, but I finally got the bags and ALL of the lock pieces.

Show us what you have.
 

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2014 with the factory bags that come on the ADV version. Should be the same ones you have.
Ok, so before you start you want to make sure you have all of the pieces.

The set of locks that came with your bike will look like this...


You will need to remove the flat pieces and install an end piece that looks like this...


If you don't have the arrow looking pieces in your setup somewhere then you will not be able to use your locks. You will need to get with a Suzuki dealer. They had to warranty mine and request a new set of locks, keys, etc because they had lost the little end pieces.

Let me know if you have all of the parts and then we can move into the installation.
 
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Yep, it was a total pain in @ss for me as well. It took me almost 2 weeks to figure out the difference in the locks and end pieces with the dealer. My local dealer is not what I would call a quality show. The good thing for me was, I had just purchased the bike and it was under warranty.

The con is, I couldn't find anywhere to order the arrow end pieces. Matter of fact, the dealer couldn't find them listed in the parts catalog after I showed them the pics of different end pieces. They had to call the mother ship and that even took 2 days to figure out the arrow pieces only come with the ADV model/bags and you can't order just those pieces.

Good Luck, let us know how you get it sorted.
 

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I just sent pictures and info to my dealer to see what is up. I wonder if these pieces are supposed to come with the bags.
 

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Suzuki says that the standard Vee2 gets 3 locks matched to the Ign key. They went on to say that the Adv model gets 3 locks matched to the key, but they also get the arrow locking tabs as a kit that comes with the ADV side bags. Suzuki had no way of selling or shipping just the arrow pieces. It had to be as part of a total lock kit (Ignition, Gas Lid, Seat and 3 locks). The dealer ordered the Lock Kit as a warranty item.
 
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That sucks. Thanks a lot. My bike did not come with these end pieces either.
Mine do not have the arrow pieces either...crap ... I just have the cylinder with the flat pieces. :furious:

Suzuki says that the standard Vee2 gets 3 locks matched to the Ign key. They went on to say that the Adv model gets 3 locks matched to the key, but they also get the arrow locking tabs as a kit that comes with the ADV side bags. Suzuki had no way of selling or shipping just the arrow pieces. It had to be as part of a total lock kit (Ignition, Gas Lid, Seat and 3 locks). The dealer ordered the Lock Kit as a warranty item.
Thanks for the information.
 

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Having time to consider this problem, any reason one couldn't just cannibalize the little arrow piece from an existing Adventure model key cylinder, and transfer it to the cylinder that matches their key?
 

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The person I bought the bags from is sending me the pieces and small screws so I will be able to install my locks. What is the next step?
 

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As long as you know someone who has an adventure model and would be willing to give up his bags and trunk locks as this would make them unusable.
 

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Having time to consider this problem, any reason one couldn't just cannibalize the little arrow piece from an existing Adventure model key cylinder, and transfer it to the cylinder that matches their key?
Yes, this could absolutely happen. There are just two screws holding on the bottom arrow pieces. Be sure to use blue loctite when putting the screws back in.

The tumblers can be swapped out easily.
 
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The person I bought the bags from is sending me the pieces and small screws so I will be able to install my locks. What is the next step?
You will use the tumblers and plastic retaining cylinder. My recommendation is to look at the top of the bag and determine which way the lock tumbler needs to go in based on the action of the lock on the bag.

You will unscrew the bottom screws holding the flat locking blank. The tumbler will now drop right out of the plastic sleeve. This important because the plastic sleeve will only go in the bags one way, but the tumblers can be swapped 180 out.

Once you figure out which way the tumblers need to actuate to move the arrow locking pieces into position, you install the plastic sleeve. This is just a push in and snap process. Then you slip in the tumbler and mount the arrow locking pieces. Make sure the lock is in the unlock position using your key and shut the locking lever down and twist the key to check it locks. If all goes well then open the lever and pull one screw out each and apply blue loctite to the screw and then install the screw. Repeat the process for the other screw and then move to the other bag.
 

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This is such a poor design. The way the locks work in accordance with the long key.. And flip up release system is total trash. If you aren't careful you will bust the key off in the lock with the release flipped up. It's like the locking system was an afterthought.


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The person I bought the bags from is sending me the pieces and small screws so I will be able to install my locks. What is the next step?
Make sure they both look the same. The T-Pin for a trunk is different than the t-pin for the sidecases . The t-pins for the side cases are offset to one side. The t-pin for the trunk is centered on the end of the lock.
Slide your lock through the hole and then screw on the t-pin and you got it.
Brisky and I just went through this and we cussed Suzuki (and or the supplier) more than once.
 

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When I got my Givi bags I removed one lock to see if I could use my Suzi barrels and they were not the same size even. So it's Givi key for me.
 
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