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Thread: Integral case lock maintenance

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    AlanK
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    Unhappy Integral case lock maintenance

    I have a '95 R100RT w/ Integral Cases. My latches have a tendency to not slide/pop completely open completely when trying to release the case from my side racks. I have tried WD40, Silicone spray, and bicycle chain lube wax, all with less than satisfactory results. What is the best method and product to keep them lubricated so they actually slide open properly?
    Last edited by aklepacki; 12-24-2012 at 06:10 PM.

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    Pannier locks

    I could have written the post above. The locks on my panniers seem okay, but the latches don't release readily. I've lubed them but the results have not be great.... What's up with that?
    These are on my K100RS, however, they are off a later bike because they have the locks that can use the same key pattern as the ignition lock.
    Last edited by walt3022; 12-23-2012 at 06:23 PM. Reason: add info

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    BMW uber alles! Zagando's Avatar
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    WD-40 is never a good idea for any lock to begin with. Powdered graphite is what locks need on a regular basis; try some and it should make a difference. Any hardware store will have some in a small squeeze tube.
    ---Jeff

    ex: K75S Berlina R100GS/PD , K100RS , R75/5 , R60/2

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    AlanK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagando View Post
    WD-40 is never a good idea for any lock to begin with. Powdered graphite is what locks need on a regular basis; try some and it should make a difference. Any hardware store will have some in a small squeeze tube.
    Editted the Post: The problem is with the latches, not the lock cylinders.

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    Ummm... wrong forum. I'm heading this off to where it belongs.

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