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    Got Factory Saddle Bags But No Key

    I got a set of used F800ST factory bags, but the owner lost the key. The bags open but they will not mount on my bike. I tried to remove the locks from the inside, but they won't come out.
    Any suggestions on getting these bags functional?

    Randy

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    Usually the locks are designed so that the barrels can be removed when they are in the unlocked position, using a pick through some sort of slot, maybe, to release the barrel.

    It sounds like your locks are in the unlocked position, so this should be possible. Can you post a few photos of the inside of the bag where the locks are? If they are in the wrong position for this, maybe drill a small hole from the inside to give you access to the release wafer.
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    Thanks Anton
    Well, I finally figured out how to remove the lock cylinders from the saddlebags. Took them down to BMW only to find out that they couldn't rekey them and suggested that I buy new locks with another key. I will have to wait till Monday to find a locksmith that will hopefully be able to rekey them. I really don't want to deal with 2 keys.

    I next spent @ 2 hours reassembling the lock mechanism. Not an easy task. So now I have one bag done and one more to reassemble. Word of advice: NEVER DISASSEMBLE SADDLEBAG LOCKS! If you do you will regret it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjaco View Post
    Thanks Anton
    Well, I finally figured out how to remove the lock cylinders from the saddlebags. Took them down to BMW only to find out that they couldn't rekey them and suggested that I buy new locks with another key. I will have to wait till Monday to find a locksmith that will hopefully be able to rekey them.
    I rekey these locks all the time, and I bet a lot of other techs do also. Certainly any locksmith will at least be able to rearrange the wafers you have to get them working.
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    Keep in mind you really only need one or two tumblers. Nobody is going to take the time to pick the locks. They will assume they are locked or not
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    How about sending them to Anton? It’s always easier to have experienced people work on your equipment.

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    I may just do that. First I will try a local locksmith.

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    I know that this is an old thread, but I had to rekey the hard way by disassembling the lock mechanism. It was nearly a 2-day job. Hopefully, this will help someone else deal with the problem in an easier way.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE_vK982RKA

    Randy

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