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    Sir Darby Darryl Cainey's Avatar
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    1 Ball Bearing

    I am trying to get my Krauser Saddlebag Latch to work after loosing the 5mm ball bearing that goes in the detent.

    Anyone have a Canadian source for individual ball bearings.

    Commercial Bearing Houses just laugh.

    Nothing in the local Hobby Shop, Hardware Store, bike shop.

    I'm sure you can't order one from BMW

    Why is this so hard & stupid?
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    I found this is the US, I don't know if they do business in Canada.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#metric-stai...-balls/=tsh8r8

    Unfortunately you would need to buy 50 for about $7.73 us.
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    Can you post a picture of the latch?

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    Check eBay?

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    You can probably get it cheaper in Alibaba!
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    If you really want just one, BMW classic has 5.5mm ones you could file down for $0.50 each

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    I found them!!!!

    I went out for a cool ride this morning and had an epiphany, bicycles!

    Went to a local bicycle shop with the ball bearing and BINGO, there they were.

    Spent $.35 for 3 balls.

    Cheapest thing on my BMW besides me!

    Thanks for all the input!
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