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Old 05-28-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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frozen lock mechanism. gs1200 side case

I have an 08 gs1200 with the stainless (?) Side cases. They're keyed to the bikes ignition.

I had the cases off for awhile and when I went to reinstall them today the right hand side one is frozen in place. Can't get it to the open position to mount it.

Anything I can do or will I need a new cylinder for that case?
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:53 PM   #2
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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Shoot it good with WD 40.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:27 PM   #4
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I have an 07 with a lock that's getting stiffer and stiffer to turn. I shot a bunch of T-9 lubricant (won't gum up and attract dirt like WD40) and then banged it with a hammer. Then rolled the box 180* and did it again. Then worked the lock open and closed with the key after shooting more into it. It's a lot better now. Hope that helps. :cheers
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:36 PM   #5
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Yeah I sprayed lube in it earlier today before posting. Didn't help. Will try again tomorrow. Thanks guys
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:31 PM   #6
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Try some "penetrating oil" (Kroil or Blaster), works better than WD-40 and suchlike. You can get it at any auto parts store, and many hardware stores.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:54 AM   #7
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Thanks, I actually have some in the basement. Will give it a shot.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:21 AM   #8
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I use this stuff in my outdoor padlocks. Works well and there are other brands as well. Don't know why it wouldn't work on the pannier locks.



Dry Graphite Lube


Edit: I'd advise you not to use penetrating oils in a lock mechanism. In addition to attracting dirt, the oils tend to gum up over time and the small bits in the lock won't like that very much.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:37 AM   #9
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i use this stuff in my outdoor padlocks. Works well and there are other brands as well. Don't know why it wouldn't work on the pannier locks.



dry graphite lube


edit: I'd advise you not to use penetrating oils in a lock mechanism. In addition to attracting dirt, the oils tend to gum up over time and the small bits in the lock won't like that very much.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:48 PM   #10
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I use this stuff in my outdoor padlocks. Works well and there are other brands as well. Don't know why it wouldn't work on the pannier locks.



Dry Graphite Lube


Edit: I'd advise you not to use penetrating oils in a lock mechanism. In addition to attracting dirt, the oils tend to gum up over time and the small bits in the lock won't like that very much.
+1 that's what I use for panniers, padlocks, any key cylinder.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:50 PM   #11
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I got it freed up. Working great now.

I did use penetrating oil though. Kroil, because I had it on hand. However after sitting a few hours that didn't do it. I then took my compressor line and blew air directly into it. As much to blow out the excess oil as to see if that would force it through.

At that point she released and is working well. Thanks guys.
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