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hondaline luggage keys

Postby philmckinley » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:41 pm



I bought a set of hondaline luggage (saddlebags) from a '79 wing on ebay and the seller said that a locksmith had made a key for them. The key worked on the luggage locks, but not the lock which removes the bags from the frame. I took them to a local locksmith and had a key duplicated hoping that it would work the frame lock. It didn't. I took the luggage in today (attached to the frame rails) and the locksmith said the key wasn't the correct blank. He tried to find the correct blank first in a book, then by trial and error over about 45 minutes. He got one of the keys to unlock one of the frame locks by a bit of jiggling, etc. The locks are all stamped with the number "436" which is the code for the key but the Honda dealer couldn't help (they sent me to that locksmith).
Does anyone know how I can get a key cut for my bags using that code, or where I can get a blank key that is made to fit Hondaline luggage? Thanks for any help.



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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:51 pm

"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby philmckinley » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:26 pm

Thanks, didn't see my blank listed but sent them an email.

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:47 am

Some one in another thread had a similar problem and this link was given:

http://www.ngwclub.com/catalog/index.ph ... b1729b4939

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby philmckinley » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:57 am

I got an email back from the first company and responded, they sent me what they think is the # for the blank.
In the meantime, I inspected the bag and frame which I couldn't unlock and discovered that the last time it was attached it was done improperly, causing a bind on the lock. I unbound it and the key worked.
I keep looking at how the frames mount and think I'll have to move the turn signals, but I have a rack with signal mounts that I think will work. The bags cleaned up great.

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby tinkertoys » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:35 pm

I am currently working on exactly ther same problem. I have removed the locks themselves. They come off by taking the 4 phillips screws out of the curved section inside the boxes under the foam square. By the way my key also is number 436, AND ... it does not undo the attachment locks.
I was at the locksmiths this afternoon. He says... 1- check e-bay (neg), 2- check the dealer (tomorrow), 3- keep looking hoping to get lucky or have them rebuilt (big money, lots of time and need a good smith). Mine is off my '78 . Systems overlap. My 79 is different (vetter).
Anyways if I come up with a solution or part number or anything, I'll post a reply. I'd appreciate the same if you get anything.
Murray.

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby Bartmead » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:18 am


I have these kind of bags and have to use 3 different keys to put them on and unlock/lock the latches.

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby Bartmead » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:20 am

One of the keys is a little bit longer than the other. If you find a maker of keys maybe we could find a maker of the locks and latches for replacement. I'd like to have one key to rule them all.

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby Possum51 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:45 am

This is where I got my key blanks from. Honda MC dealer wanted over $10 each for them. Just a little over $6 US from this guy.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Key-Blank-Fits- ... 70&vxp=mtr
Rick.....

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Re: hondaline luggage keys

Postby tinkertoys » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:33 am

I have had a good bit of luck recently. At the suggestion of one locksmith I applied, (several times), a shot of graphite solution. All three locks have unsiezed. One is badly damaged from someone before me, trying to free it up with a large screw driver. At any tare he also had an old (like new) lock of the same type. Different number but he has made a key for it. So worse case, I am at two keys. I will try that $6 guy for a couple of new blanks though. Thanx for the help guys, and I will post back the final on the locks. If my third lock is repairable, someone might be able to use his other lock. I think the number was #434.
Regards, Murray




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