Training wheels fitted!
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
I ended up fabbing a replacement for the little orange-tipped piece of steel. I don't like to buy parts that I don't need just to get one that I do need. It was a piece of cake, and the steel was under $4 at the local hardware store. A little vise time, some drilling, and cutting...good as new. Not surprisingly, I checked the lock in the other side case and found that neither screw:
A. Had a hint of thread locking compound on it.
B. Was even finger tight.
They were on their way out too. I'm bummed the dealership didn't check them, but not surprised. Thankfully my side case stayed shut without the lock, but it seems like its possible for them to pop open without the lock in place. Good riding all, take care.
Live fast, ride hard, be happy.
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