GL1100I - Locks on saddlebags etc


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GL1100I - Locks on saddlebags etc

Postby Rjfowler » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:39 pm



I have anumber of locks which are seized up. Have tried WD40, graphite, etc. Open to ideas.



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Re: GL1100I - Locks on saddlebags etc

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:52 pm

Never use WD-40 on locks of any kind. It leaves an oily residue behind that attracts dirt and dust, and will eventually cause the lock to fail.

Graphite lubricant which uses a solvent carrier that evaporates completely is the only type of lubricant that should be used in locks. I would alternate between a solvent-based lock cleaner and graphite lubricant and continue to try to work the locks.

It's also possible that your keys are worn out, to the point that they are not pushing the tumblers far enough anymore to allow the cylinder to rotate. If all of your locks have started to malfunction, then the problem is more likely your key than all of the locks.

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Re: GL1100I - Locks on saddlebags etc

Postby Rjfowler » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:34 pm

Thanks, not all the locks are seized but about 4 or 5 out of 14 are. I will try the solvent to loosen them up.


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