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    Installing key cylinders for my 2018 R1200GSA

    Hi All,

    Hoping someone can help. Iíve ordered BMW panniers, top box and 8 key cylinders for my 2018 R1200GSA. The dealer cannot code the locks for several weeks, so Iím going to give it a go. Iíve found several excellent YouTube videos that demonstrate how to code the cylinders to my specific key. Unfortunately, none of the videos I have found clearly demonstrate the correct rotational orientation when inserting the cylinder into the cylinder receiver of the R1200GSA aluminum panniers and top box.

    The image below (for a Vario pannier, but similar to the R1200GSA aluminum cases in terms of illustrating the key-stop protuberance) shows the protruding key-stop towards the left end of the cylinder. Given the male (i.e., the key cylinder) to female (i.e., the seating point of the key cylinder receptacle) coupling of the cylinder inside the cylinder receptacle, there are only two possible positions for the key-stop protuberance. Does the rotational orientation of the key-stop protuberance matter or should it be in a specific position relative to a reference part of the key cylinder receptacle?

    Thanks!

    Tim
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    When you have springs/wafer correctly oriented and key inserted in lock...insert lock into lock barrel and rotate, it will fall into position when lock "tongue" finds the barrel slot. You can look down barrel before inserting to see if they relatively aligned. A small blade depressing the lower lock locking tab/wafer is easily depressed should you want to remove lock for any reason...of course only while case is unlocked.
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    Lots of information available using the ďTag CloudĒ at the bottom of the page.
    I will move this to Wetheads later.
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    Thanks, Motodan. I figured out the correct orientation of the protruding key stop once I got the locks open and took a look. There is only one correct position, which becomes pretty self-evident upon inspection.

    The locks are a little stiff. What kind of lube would you recommend? Moly? WD40?

    Thanks!

    Tim
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    Iím a fan of Tri-Flow for locks. May be hard to find for you. WD-40 is best for flushing out a lock as it has little real lubrication value. Mostly, any commercially available lock lube should get you by.
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    Thanks, Omega Man! Really appreciate your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpauley View Post
    Thanks, Omega Man! Really appreciate your help!
    Entirely welcome. We are all in this together
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Iím a fan of Tri-Flow for locks. May be hard to find for you.
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    Bicycle shops carry it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Bicycle shops carry it.
    The last time I got some it was at a Walmart in Canada.
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    I order it from McMaster Carr. The large can (tf2000 maybe) is the high end product at around $22/can. Some donít want to get that involved. Grainger has it as well- usually on a display shelf.
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