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post #1 of 4 Old 08-15-2019, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Locks for OEM Cases - SUPER Annoying

Hi all.

I swapped my Moose Racing cases with someone for his OEM cases.

He kept the lock cylinders that fit his ignition key (understandably).

I purchased new cylinders that were of course not keyed to my ignition from the local Suzuki dealer (well, not Suzuki specific) because they said they were UNABLE to get lock cylinders keyed for my bike (this doesn't make sense to me but OK).

I then took those locks to a locksmith who said THEY couldn't get the lock cylinders either.

I'm just annoyed because I feel like it's not a special/rare/difficult thing/occurrence that someone wants a cylinder matching their luggage.

The locksmith offered to rearrange the tumblers so they match my ignition key, but obviously a few tumblers would be discarded to make the difference.

Is there not just a single resource one can go to to get replacement lock cylinders? I refuse to believe that everyone is just forced to use a separate key or keys for each piece of OEM luggage they buy. This must be a service offered by dealers, shouldn't it?
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-15-2019, 12:32 PM
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I have a set of Vario panniers that were keyed to one bike that I can use on another bike. Not wanting to carry to carry 2 keys I simply pulled the barrels and inserted the second key. I left the common tumblers in place and removed the 3 tumblers that were not common. Sure the lock is technically not as secure as before but you still need one of the 2 keys to turn it.

Removing a few tumblers to create a more common lock to me was no issue nor does it create a mechanical issue. Pannier locks like gas filler lid locks keep honest people honest.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-15-2019, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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I think that's what I'm going to end up doing, too. That's what the locksmith offered to do anyway, and it sounds like they're not going to charge me for it even. I'll do that but if anyone has a lead on where you can get them properly re-keyed that'd be great.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-15-2019, 12:51 PM
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Yes, they are available as a set From Suzuki. Part #37000-31841. This set consists of the steering/ignition switch lock, seat lock, tank lock, and 3 luggage locks(for the side cases and a top box). $239.62 as per MR Cycle.
You'll need 2 bolts for the ignition lock. Part # 09139-08016 @ $2.30 ea.
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