Anyone ever repair Tour Pak latch?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by horizonchaser, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    My latches on my Tour Pak became loose so I took them off, backed off on the collar that was on the Torx bolt so I could screw it in further, and added Loctite to the threads for added insurance. I figured i was all set and the problem was solved. Well about one week later and the latches came loose again! :(
    Rather than replacing the latches outright (which I may ultimately end up doing anyway), has anyone succeeded in doing a repair on their latches?
    Thanks!

    HC
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    If you are talking about the latches on the Tour Pak and NOT the hinges, they are cheap! About $10 + the government's share. Not worth fiddling with in my opinion. Just swap them out.

    TQ
     
  3. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    I was going to suggest that also TQ.
    Plus, adjust the lock to be as tight as possible. This will help take the strain off the latches.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    May want to go to the Search tab and use keywords...I seem to recall someone changing out them for some nice chrome ones...:25:
     
  5. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks guys. I most likely will swap them out for a new pair. I had heard that they were cheap and broke frequently. A friend of mine at work has an '09 Ultra and he has already replaced his latches! I may also do a search and see if I can get those chrome ones that was suggested.
     
  6. Doug_09ultra

    Doug_09ultra Junior Member

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    HD also makes a spiffy set of chrome "premium tour-pak hinges" to replace the cheesey ones that come standard. They match the look of the latches. They are $49.95 a set and are well worth the money.
     
  7. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks Doug, I didn't know that. I'll check them out.