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I saw few weeks back that Vic had a kit to replace the commonly worn/damaged latch for the right saddle bag. The kit did not come with a new lock, supposed to reuse your existing lock. I have looked everywhere and can’t find the information.
 

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I don't think Victory has made any effort to replace these. I don't even think they sent out a Bulletin .
 

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There is no reason Victory can't offer a latch and either have dealer techs transfer the whole original lock cylinder or replace the tumblers of a new lock cylinder with the original lock cylinders tumblers. Dealer auto techs do it all the time.

I noticed HD's new saddlebag latches feature two striker
plates to secure the lids. They must use a single latch/lock and linkage. I'd like to see Victory do something like this.

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Tech .. Dream on. They don't even recognize it is a problem
 

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Gave mine a few sturdy taps with a hammer. So far, so good!
 

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Someone posted the part number for just the pot metal latch housing and a short write-up on how to take it apart and put it back together. Apparently that was not here.

Already modded the loop. Latch was about 50% worn at the time and hasn't moved since. I will be tearing the bike down for paint here in a few weeks and wanted to fix this while I already have it apart.
 

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I'm glad I stumbled on this thread because I had not heard about any latch problems. Can someone please tell me what exactly I should look for? What exactly is wearing out?
 

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Archer.. look at the thread above for the Witch Doctor link.Go to DIY videos and look for chassis . There is one in there about this latch.
 

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OK thank you. I will do that.
 

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I took off the loop, bent it a bit, reinstalled it and also put a cut up bungee cord in the top rubber stopper. The lids close tight now, no movement on the latch. Seems to be all good. I also lock the bags when I ride. I found that ever since intiating that little ritual, my bag lids never open on the highway or any other time I don't want them to.
 

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Took my saddle bag to the dealer in December said he called ma victory and was told that they had a repair for this. Got a call the parts are in will take over to them next week will see what they do
 

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I did that exact fix but it took 2 washers when I used 1 I still had paint touch the latch hoop, so I added another and no more paint transfer. Who ever thought that idea up Thanks much for the tip!!thumb up
 

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geeky.. that link doesnt seem to work for me.
 

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latch

took both bags to the dealer last Friday replace both latches still same key right side closes better than the left now will see how long it last
 

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I tried finding part# 7082111 on a Victory dealer website with a parts lookup page but it didnt recognize that number in the search. Is this part number for dealer's only to access?
 

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