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Fairing storage compartment, can lock be removed?

I would like to be able to open the compartment without the key being on. I don't want to dig into the project until I know it will work without the lock.

BTW, the lock is on the same fuse as the horn. The fuse will blow with dual Fiamm horns with no relay. If it does it on the road, and you have your phone and wallet in that compartment, you better hope you have your Phillips head screw driver AND the appropriate Allen wrench with you. Fortunately I did.
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I would like to be able to open the compartment without the key being on. I don't want to dig into the project until I know it will work without the lock.

BTW, the lock is on the same fuse as the horn. The fuse will blow with dual Fiamm horns with no relay. If it does it on the road, and you have your phone and wallet in that compartment, you better hope you have your Phillips head screw driver AND the appropriate Allen wrench with you. Fortunately I did.
In days of old folks replaced the solenoid latch with velcro, cabinet magnets, etc. to hold the door closed.

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I keep the tools necessary to access the battery compartment, and other critical areas, under the seat. About 100,000 fjr miles ago, I remember checking the cost to replace a (forcibly) broken glove box lid. But not going caveman.
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On Gen3, take the glove box cover off, two screws (I think), unplug the solenoid and remove it. EZPZ on mine.
On prior Gens, the solenoid I believe had to remain in place and other methods needed as Russ says.
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On Gen3, take the glove box cover off, two screws (I think), unplug the solenoid and remove it. EZPZ on mine.
On prior Gens, the solenoid I believe had to remain in place and other methods needed as Russ says.
Ray, it's not quite that easy unless I'm missing something. But I have had it out, so I know I can do it again. You have answered my question as expected. This is not new for me. I removed the lock on the compartment on my Concours 14.

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Okay, I disabled the locking mechanism today. It required taking off more tupperware than I had hoped for. If I knew what it looked like and exactly what had to be taken off, I could have done it without removing as much stuff. But I wanted to have full access to it so I knew what to do and that little pieces would not suddenly launch every which way.

It basically has two components. A solenoid that moves a piston up or down as the ignition is turned on or off, and a pivoting mechanism that the solenoid actuates to stop the push button from moving down when there is no power. Because they are separate components both held down by the same two screws, I just removed the pivoting mechanism and screwed the solenoid back into its original place.

I even left the wires hooked up. I assume they don't need to be, but my last four bikes have all been can-bus bikes and would have thrown an error code, so my brain was wired to leave it wired. At some point I'll probably unplug the connector and seal it off. There is power to the connector whenever the key is on, so I didn't want it just dangling free in the elements either.

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