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System (Integral) Case Latches

"Flat" Latches:

Gen I cases have "flat" latches. These were used up to a manufacture date of February 1988.

Z Rack Latches: These hold the cases onto the luggage mounting brackets Case Closure Latches: (2 per case) These hold the cases closed

They have keys similar to the keys used in old Samsonite luggage. Each set of flat locks has a three digit code stamped into the side of the lock and also the associated key.

The flat case closure latches attach to a piece on the other side of the luggage. It is not the same as the one used for the later "round" latches.

Part numbers:

Case Closure Latch (2 per case) 46542300088
Z Rack Latch  (1 per case) 46542300048
Key (no longer available from BMW) 46542300006

 

"Round" Latches:

Gen II and Gen III cases have "round" latches. These were used after a manufacture date of February 1988.

Z Rack Latches: These hold the cases onto the luggage mounting brackets Case Closure Latches: (2 per case) These hold the cases closed

Round locks use the same key style as the ignition, gas cap and other K bike locks.

The piece that the round closure locks attach to:

Part numbers:

Case Closure Latch (2 per case) 46542303640
Z Rack Latch  (1 per case) 46542303652
"Plain" Key 51251233554
BMW Folding Key 51251453659
Other BMW Folding Key 51251243275
Set of 6 Lock Cores w/ 2 Keys 51252303683
Single Lock Core w/ Key(s) 51252303680

 

"Rekeying" Round Latches:

The lock cores can be removed and made to work with the ignition key. Click here.

 

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