Training wheels fitted!
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cameron Park, CA
Saddle bag lock issue - screws falling out
I did a search and came up dry. Recently I found that the two screws which secure the lock tab to the main lock cylinder in the saddlebags were backing off, to the point where the tab fell off, I lost one of the screws, and the lock assembly fell out of the bag (the plastic flange athat hold the metal key cylinder nd the cylinder itself). I tried to tighten them using a Star key, but these silly screws have a small metal button in the middle of the star indentation that don't allow me to get a good purchase on the screw.....plus I lost one. I tried to source a substitute screw at the local Home Depot but the thread is finer than machine thread, almost like something you'd use for a watch or eyeglasses. So, I'd love it if I could source a substitute screw that has a standard phillips, straight, or hex head. Has anyone else faced this issue, and if so, how did you solve it?