Saddlebags - Shoei
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
Thanks to John Ulrich for sending me this information in a private e-mail. In John's own words:
Here's some photo's of those Shoei bags I have. Readily found on ebay they can easily be hooked up to loops.
Just by looking at photos, it seems Shoei used a variety of latches.
Thanks to Steve Hilhorst for sending me this information in a private e-mail. In Steve's own words:
What I have done is pulled one of the locks off the pannier and opened up the mechanism to see how it operates. It is a very simple design with basically one moving part and a spring. I was fortunate enough to have a key that went into the lock, but would not turn. With the lock apart I was able to see where the key needed to be cut in order to operate correctly. I cut my key by hand, and then file finished it for smooth operation. Works a treat, and the best thing is that the key fits both sides, and would suit any lock the same due to it's simple design.
A handfull of stainless countersunk screws and a few nylock nuts will finish it off nicely.
Got the locks back together and all works well.
The photos show the old original rivets, and then the replacement stainless bolts and nylock nuts. I did not replace the rivets on the lid as I didn't need to, but the way the lid closes over the lower part of the pannier makes fitting nylock nuts (or any nut) impossible without fouling on the seal.
The key blanks are the following codes:
- Silca Italy - AF 5B
- ilco Canada - 63SP F69F
They will have to be cut as per the photo.
After a few hours of messing around to sort all this I did a google search and found that brand new replacement locks are available and very cheap.
The locks areExcelsiorbrand. Model Number 151.
I found a website that sells them for USD $20.00 per pair with keys: Brettuns Village Trunk Shop.