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Re: Loose system cases

On my 1985 K100RS, which is a even less robust design, I used strips of stiff 15 mil mylar. This is a strong, abrasion resistant plastic and smooth. I used contact cement to hold it in place. I placed strings along the top and back of the rail. YMMV

Tom Cutter wrote:
<<The system cases (standard size and lids) are original - came with
the R1100RS in 1999. They seem be getting loose on their moorings -
not enough to worry about losing them, but they do rattle and bounce
- maybe 1/8 - 3/16" vertical play. Maybe it's my imagination, but I
seem to recall they were snug, once upon a time.

I wonder if there is a way to adjust the latch mechanism? I see the
cover to the latch on the inside of the case is riveted - before I
drill them out and play around in there, has anyone looked into this.
Are they adjustable (by design or by tinkering)? Leave well enough

There is no adjustment internally in the latch assembly. The looseness comes from a combination of wear points in the latch as well as the plastic mounts. Careful inspection will reveal a slight dimensional loss at each contact point. I have seen where some people glue small slabs of hard rubber at some of the contact points to tighten things up. That seems to work well.

I have been planning to put a little rubber in the "hook" from the latch on my R1100S, where it engages the underside of the top mount area. Haven't gotten a "round tuit" yet, so do not have any specifics on that yet.

Tom Cutter
Yardley, PA
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