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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 20th, 2012, 4:27 pm Thread Starter
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Trunk Latch removal

Ok add mine to the broken trunk latch club. Broke on left side. I have searched and searched and cannot find directions for removing the trunk latch assy. All help is appreciated.
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Re: Trunk Latch removal

If I recall correctly it's held in by pop rivets. Drill them out and out it comes. I do know for certain that's what I used to put mine back together. Remove the retainer strap and trunk liner and you'll have a better view of the mechanism. Make sure to have something to prop up the lid when you disconnect the strap. Be every careful with the miniature c-clips as they like to fly away.


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Re: Trunk Latch removal

http://lttrunklatch.com/user/image/l...stallation.pdf

http://lttrunklatch.com Is where I bought my fix it before it breaks kit. They sell a nice replacement latch also. replacement handle
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Instructions here and it sounds like you may be dealing with them soon anyway.

http://www.lttrunklatch.com/new-page.htm


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Re: Trunk Latch removal

Just ordered my "Fix it before it breaks" kit from Trunklatch.com. I did a "tune up" on my locking mechanism when I bought the bike - slightly polished the inside surfaces of the latching dogs that contact the 2 pins, oiled the mechanism pivots and lightly greased the pins and dogs for minimum sliding friction. But the best tip I can give is to apply downward force with the hand on top of the lid directly above the latch when opening and closing, makes a huge difference to the requied operating forces and may just save a failure. Hope this helps, but I'll be installing my "beef up" kit as soon as I receive it.

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Thanks for the removal instructions. I have always applied downward pressure. I even had my wife trained to do it also. But the SOB broke anyway. Looked at the instructions and it looks likea lot of fun. Guess I will be buying a new tool to put rivets in.
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Re: Trunk Latch removal

I put mine back together with little nuts and bolts even tho I have a pop rivet gun, I just glued the piece that broke off with one of the metal replacement epoxys, built it up on the inside reinforcing it with a strip of sheet metal, I still have to touch it up with black paint, being lazy and forgetfull may never happen, I lubricated the pins and pivot points of the mechanism as I put it back together and it operates very smoothly now, if it breaks again will have to reconsider what to do

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Re: Trunk Latch removal

Not sure if Mike ever fixed his, but mine has been broke for years, it never flies open, just dont keep anything valuable in it.

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Just ordered my "Fix it before it breaks" kit from Trunklatch.com. I did a "tune up" on my locking mechanism when I bought the bike - slightly polished the inside surfaces of the latching dogs that contact the 2 pins, oiled the mechanism pivots and lightly greased the pins and dogs for minimum sliding friction. But the best tip I can give is to apply downward force with the hand on top of the lid directly above the latch when opening and closing, makes a huge difference to the requied operating forces and may just save a failure. Hope this helps, but I'll be installing my "beef up" kit as soon as I receive it.

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