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post #1 of 7 Old Sep 7th, 2008, 3:05 pm Thread Starter
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Pix of Broken Latch

Greetings Sports Fans,

My ole '02 warhorse LT named Traveller had a mishap yesterday. The trunk latch broke. I've read about this dilemma, but never experienced it for myself.

Here are some pix of what she looks like when she eventually breaks. At least Traveller's lasted six years. Better than some I hear.

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post #2 of 7 Old Sep 7th, 2008, 3:19 pm
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Re: Pix of Broken Latch

Yeah mine too. Both upper corners broke. Not too concerned yet. I'll either leave it, fix it or put on a FT Worth Rack.
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post #3 of 7 Old Sep 7th, 2008, 7:23 pm
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Re: Pix of Broken Latch

Mine went last week as well and that picture could be of my latch handle. I pulled the pin on the left latch and stowed it out of the way. I will ride with the right latch til it breaks then fork over the bucks for the reinforced replacement.

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my 02 broke a week or so ago ,right side i pulled the pin on the right side left side closes really smooth and with no effort,i to will also wait for the other side to break before ordering a replacement latch
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Re: Pix of Broken Latch

It seems BMW engineers have a success on their hands.

When the latch breaks, take it to the dealer and they will replace it with a brand new VIN number.

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Re: Pix of Broken Latch

Here's one for you. My 09 was delivered to me with a crack in the top left corner. Dealer replaced last week. Really makes you wonder when a new bike is delivered with the latch broken.

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post #7 of 7 Old Sep 7th, 2008, 8:18 pm
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Re: Pix of Broken Latch

if you cannot get an aftermarket one on here, try www.ltparts.com or www.cyclesrecycled.com, then take out the LEFT pin in your top case and all will be well.
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