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    1986 K75C System Case lock lubrication

    I replaced the worn out latches on one of my side cases, and was thinking I should clean and lubricate the tumbler mechanisms/key locks while I have them out. Normally I would wipe them down with a clean cloth and apply graphite lock lubricant, but thought I'd ask to see if there is a specific recommended lubricant for these that I am unaware of before I proceed.
    Jim (MOA 83200)
    '78 R80/7 (Anastasia) and '84 R100RS (The Millennium Falcon), '86 K75C (Icy Hot)
    '90 and '93 Mazda Miatas (Jelly Bean and Red Hot), '97 Nissan XE PU (Mighty Mouse)
    '96 Giant Upland (big Kendas, baby!)

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    I replaced the worn out latches on one of my side cases, and was thinking I should clean and lubricate the tumbler mechanisms/key locks while I have them out. Normally I would wipe them down with a clean cloth and apply graphite lock lubricant, but thought I'd ask to see if there is a specific recommended lubricant for these that I am unaware of before I proceed.
    I clean them with WD40 and then use "Lock Oil" that comes in a little blue bottle I've had for 20 years. It contains graphite in suspension in the liquid which is supposed to evaporate leaving the graphite in the lock. Plain old Three In One oil or sewing machine oil will work just as well in my opinion. These are bag locks, not fine Swiss watches.
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    Thanks Paul. I shall proceed...
    Jim (MOA 83200)
    '78 R80/7 (Anastasia) and '84 R100RS (The Millennium Falcon), '86 K75C (Icy Hot)
    '90 and '93 Mazda Miatas (Jelly Bean and Red Hot), '97 Nissan XE PU (Mighty Mouse)
    '96 Giant Upland (big Kendas, baby!)

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