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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2011, 1:10 pm Thread Starter
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top box help...... :(

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Bought a second hand 49litre box for my k1200 gt

Attempting to take out the inner shell as mechanism is sticky and have a new barrel to fit. Have removed all screws however still feels as attatched at front near handles and mechanism... Local dealer wants to charge me 100 and i am sure there's a knack to it....

Please .... any ideas ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2011, 1:52 pm
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I re-keyed mine using the instructions on this site - do a search for them. Took me 10 minutes and was a breeze. Hope this helps.
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Hi

Bought a second hand 49litre box for my k1200 gt

Attempting to take out the inner shell as mechanism is sticky and have a new barrel to fit. Have removed all screws however still feels as attatched at front near handles and mechanism... Local dealer wants to charge me 100 and i am sure there's a knack to it....

Please .... any ideas ?
I don't recall having to remove the liner to replace my lock cylinder (barrel). I had to use a small light and a probe with a small pointy end. I found instructions using google. it was not easy to free the barrel but I eventually got it without removing the liner. Hope that helps.

I found this on another forum: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15782

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2011, 7:00 am
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Yeah - that's it, I used a bent paper clip sellotaped to a pencil to press the tiny button in and release the mechanism - a bit fiddly but didn't take long if you know where you're looking / which direction to press. The whole barrel then just comes out.

Just found my original thread and a link to the instructions you need:

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21765
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Yeah - that's it, I used a bent paper clip sellotaped to a pencil to press the tiny button in and release the mechanism - a bit fiddly but didn't take long if you know where you're looking / which direction to press. The whole barrel then just comes out.

Just found my original thread and a link to the instructions you need:

http://www.k-bikes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21765

I tried without success to remove the tumbler using these directions (I am not a patient person), so ended up taking the box with the printed out instructions to a locksmith. He was able to remove the lock assembly and change the tumblers to match my key for very little money (think it was around $25).
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I spent a hour of my life probing that silly hole and would be happy to have found someone to do it for $$, but I like the pain

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