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    1978 R100RS Saddle Bags

    Anyone know if there are replacement latches for the BMW touring bags? My attaching latch/block broke on the left side. I can McGuiver it and probably make it better......... Just curious since they aren't in the OEM Parts Breakdown. Help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Race Addict View Post
    Anyone know if there are replacement latches for the BMW touring bags? My attaching latch/block broke on the left side. I can McGuiver it and probably make it better......... Just curious since they aren't in the OEM Parts Breakdown. Help?
    Do you mean the suitcase latches that keep the lids closed? They were available years ago- I replaced them on both of my bags (twice on one), along with the hinges on one. A call to Bob's BMW or MAX BMW might net some results. I'm not sure about the seat belt style latch that keep the bags on the bike, but you might try Mikey at at Martindale Motorcycle Works (Airhead Salvage) in Austin... he might have a used one sitting around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jad01 View Post
    Do you mean the suitcase latches that keep the lids closed? They were available years ago- I replaced them on both of my bags (twice on one), along with the hinges on one. A call to Bob's BMW or MAX BMW might net some results. I'm not sure about the seat belt style latch that keep the bags on the bike, but you might try Mikey at at Martindale Motorcycle Works (Airhead Salvage) in Austin... he might have a used one sitting around.
    Thanks for the input Jim. Yeah, the latch that holds the bag on the bike is the one that broke. I will check with your suggestions and see what they come up with. I was able to McGuiver it with a small chunk of steel and a couple of screws, and it should be okay for the time being. Would be nice to find a new latch. Wish me luck

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    Snowbum uses the work "latch" a lot on this page...maybe there's something that will help you out:

    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/locks-caps-etc.htm
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    Do you mean the part that is on the bag or the part that is on the rack?........I have a couple of the rack ones.........God bless......Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air Race Addict View Post
    Thanks for the input Jim. Yeah, the latch that holds the bag on the bike is the one that broke. I will check with your suggestions and see what they come up with. I was able to McGuiver it with a small chunk of steel and a couple of screws, and it should be okay for the time being. Would be nice to find a new latch. Wish me luck
    I bought a set of Hepco Becker "Krauser" replica bags a couple of years back from Bob's to replace my old ones. I really like them, particularly the claw-type latches that are a significant upgrade from the old seatbelt latches on the original bags. It might take a little fussin' around to retrofit them to your bags, as they pop rivet onto the bag rather than being held on with the single screw. But, they latch to the luggage frame very securely. Maybe they might work as an alternative? http://secure.capitalcycle.com/Hepco...0%2E101+00+01/

    I'm happy to take a few photos of mine tomorrow for comparison if it's helpful.

    Good luck!
    Jim
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    I replaced both the left and right side latches on my BMW Touring cases over the years. Both developed cracks.

    You probably should order over the phone, because they need the code stamped on your case key. Latch comes with three rivets. I screwed up one of the rivets and found they are an odd size (1/2" x 1/8").

    Take a look at the Max BMW fiche, should be Diagram 46_0044, item 9?

    Barron

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    Thanks Everyone

    Thanks to all for your input. Should be helpful in finding what I am looking for. I will update as soon as I have some resolution to my dilemma, (which isn't a show stopper really, just a tad bit ugly).

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