Fix a broken latch on a city bag? '95 K75
I just bought a used 1994 K75 and I love it. Aside from it being a great bike, it came with a set of BMW's so-called "city" saddle bags. But the latch that attaches the right bag to the bike is broken. Is it possible to fix that? Does anyone know where I would take it to get it fixed? I live in northeastern PA (Sayre). If necessary I'd consider buying a replacement bag, but I was hoping there would be a cheaper alternative (besides, a new bag would probably mean a different key). Thanks.
Fix a broken latch on a city bag? '95 K75 FIXED!
Thanks to all who helped. KKeller, the latch arrived today. With the help of the local True Value store (they've assisted me many times in the past, and there's no Harbor Freight near me) I figured out what rivets I needed and bought some, along with a gun. Drilled out the old rivets, put in new ones, and now the bag attaches to the bike like it's supposed to. But the cylinder from the old latch (which works with my key) won't stay in the latch; I'm hoping the local locksmith can help me with that. And now, the next time my wife tells me I'm dumber than a rivet gun, I can justly tell her, "On the contrary, I'm every bit as smart as one!"