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post #1 of 23 Old Sep 21st, 2006, 6:47 pm Thread Starter
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Anyone try this trunk latch replacement?

http://www.simple-coffee.com/bmwparts/

The site states the following:
Solid aluminum replacement latch kit for the BMW k1200LT. Will not break like the original.

1. Kit includes; Solid Aluminum Latch, black powder coated (as original is)
2. 5 rivets with washers (1 extra provided just in case)
3. 3 press-in threaded inserts with stainless steel screws
4. Latch rod with 2 screws to replace latch rod that is destroyed in replacement procedure.
5. Directions with pictures.

$200 + shipping and handling


I broke my latch about a month ago and it will not work at all. Maybe I'll try this option. Appears to be well made.

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post #2 of 23 Old Sep 21st, 2006, 7:33 pm
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I haven't bought one yet but it looks great. If you search for trunk latch you'll find a lot of coverage on the two different kits currently available.
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Waited for many months for BMWRIDER79 to finish this product. Finally wife ordered one from Millenhause for my birthday last June. What a surprise, that sneaky wench. Great product, easy install, grat instructions. Great improvement on the stock handle. Might be worth the extra bucks over the one your looking at. Can't say due to the fact I haven't seen this one. Hope someone gets one soon and gives us a review.......

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The site states the following:
Solid aluminum replacement latch kit for the BMW k1200LT.
Will not break like the original.
If you do a small modification on the stock one it doesn't break either
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4. Latch rod with 2 screws to replace latch rod that is destroyed in replacement procedure.
This statement is something I completely disagree with the entire latch mechanism can be removed intact by simply drilling out the rivits, I know because I just did this last week


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If you do a small modification on the stock one it doesn't break either
Enlighten us...I thought they all eventually met their demise...how can I avoid it.

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This statement is something I completely disagree with the entire latch mechanism can be removed intact by simply drilling out the rivits, I know because I just did this last week
You're right! The entire latch assembly can be removed from the bike just by drilling out the 7 rivets. However, we found that getting it all back together with rivets can be a bit of a challenge. It's doable - but not something we thought everyone could pull off. That's why our kit has CNCd inserts and stainless bolts to re-mount the latch assembly. Getting the business end of a standard riveter into the channel that holds the top case hooks - that's a trick, unless you've a 'long nose' riveter. We thought that might not be something everyone would have handy.

However, replacing the handle while keeping all the rest of the parts - that takes a new 'latch bar'. Only way to get the parts off the old handle is to drill out the peened ends of the latch bar goes between the handle's latching hooks.



That's from our installation instructins http://millenhaus.com/docs/install.pdf - page 8.

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No disrespect intended,
you've obviously put a lot of thought, time and work into your product all for a reasonable price.
Those have to be the most detailed instructions I've ever read on anything.
But then I already knew how to drink a glass of water Hey I'm just kidding.
After reading everything now I understand your statement,
it's not just about removing the old one,
I really hadn't given a lot of thought to the re-install
Therefore I stand corrected.


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Did all the mods to the latch and it still broke. Less hassle if you just up-grade to one of the billet handles......My 2 cents....

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No disrespect intended,
you've obviously put a lot of thought, time and work into your product all for a reasonable price.
Those have to be the most detailed instructions I've ever read on anything.
But then I already knew how to drink a glass of water Hey I'm just kidding.
After reading everything now I understand your statement,
it's not just about removing the old one,
I really hadn't given a lot of thought to the re-install
Therefore I stand corrected.
None taken or even suspected, Hans. No worries.

I was wondering who'd be first to comment on the 'how to drink water' bit Thanks for the comments on the instructions too. Idea was to make it as stress free and easy to do as possible. It isn't everyone's cup of tea to go swapping parts out of their LT.

But, to be clear - the original post was asking about a different product than ours. I'm 'the other guy'

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Enlighten us...I thought they all eventually met their demise...how can I avoid it.

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After the latch handle on my '99 broke and the entire lower 1/2 of the box was replaced under warranty, big bucks, I wanted to do what I could to prevent it from re-occurring. since it seems that it's always the left side that breaks I decided to simply remove the dowel pin in the lid from the top half of the latch. That leaves only the right side to keep the box closed but in over 100,000 miles between two Lt's it's never been a problem. It's not a very elegant fix but it is simple, effective, and more importantly-it's cheap!!

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The right hand side of my handle has broken. The dealer has ordered the lower half of the top case under warranty. I too have removed the pin on the broken (right) side of the latch.

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post #12 of 23 Old Jul 18th, 2007, 3:00 pm
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I found this post when i did a search on trunk latch. I have a 2002 K1200LT and the corner broke off the top exterior lever latch (where you stick the key) when i was closing the trunk. Sounds like you might have a solution. Please reply to [email protected]

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Latch kits

I am still selling them price is up to $225.00 shipping included 48 states only AK & HI and the rest of the world is extra.

My web site is dead and responsible for many lost sales. And do you want to pay a extra $75 for a kit just so I can have a web site?

2 choices clear coated with a brushed aluminum finish or black like OEM

1-1/2 to 2 hour install no special tools just basic tools most people have.

Solid aluminum billet construction
Easy to follow directions with pictures.

Money back refund minus pal pal charges and shipping if not satisfied.

If you want pictures send a PM with your personal email address.

I will reply with my phone number and business info and how to order.

Will have 10 ready by end of month. 4 are spoken for already.

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Re: Anyone try this trunk latch replacement?

Do you still manufacture trunk latch replacement for K1200LT? I have a 2001 LT with a broken latch.

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Re: Anyone try this trunk latch replacement?

Ditto! I think mine is starting to go also!
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Re: Anyone try this trunk latch replacement?

My '99 came with a broken latch, so I'm in line too....

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Let me know as well if there are any left.

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Re: Anyone try this trunk latch replacement?

Guys,

Check here: http://www.lttrunklatch.com/

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Re: Anyone try this trunk latch replacement?

[QUOTE=kevincook]Guys,

Check here: http://www.lttrunklatch.com/

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If your's hasn't broke yet. These folks have a great " fix it before it breaks" kit.
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I am still selling them price is up to $225.00 shipping included 48 states only AK & HI and the rest of the world is extra.

My web site is dead and responsible for many lost sales. And do you want to pay a extra $75 for a kit just so I can have a web site?

2 choices clear coated with a brushed aluminum finish or black like OEM

1-1/2 to 2 hour install no special tools just basic tools most people have.

Solid aluminum billet construction
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Money back refund minus pal pal charges and shipping if not satisfied.

If you want pictures send a PM with your personal email address.

I will reply with my phone number and business info and how to order.

Will have 10 ready by end of month. 4 are spoken for already.

Do you still have any of the latches for sale? I know your post is old, but just seeing where I have to look for a latch.
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Do you still have any of the latches for sale? I know your post is old, but just seeing where I have to look for a latch.
This is the guy you need to contact post #6 . Very high quality product.

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Re: Anyone try this trunk latch replacement?

hi silver buffalo where can i get that bilet aluminium latch for my 2005 k1200lt?
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hi silver buffalo where can i get that bilet aluminium latch for my 2005 k1200lt?
you really should read all the post/s, the business referred to in this thread and the other one you queried the same thing in has closed, you need to fix it yourself get a s/h one or buy a new top case from bmw. I hope you get it sorted.

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