How do I get new keys for my Vetter equipment? (Nov 2009)
Q: "I'd like to get all new locks with the same key."
Craig answers: There are no keys. The numbers on the lock mean nothing.
Well, we have a problem here.
Here is what you do:
For locks that are locked: With a 3/16- 1/4" dia. drill bit, drill thru where your key goes.
This messes it all up so you can use a screw driver to turn the lock.
Take the old lock to any locksmith store and buy a replacement lock.
The new lever that comes with your lock will work fine for the tonneu and the saddlebag doors.
However... You will notice that the square cam at the bottom of the lock is larger than the original Vetter cam, so the Vetter lever will not work.
Here are my suggestions to replace the saddlebag locks. The locks we used "seem" to be made today. They look exactly the same. But the little square cam that holds the lever is much bigger now. The only way you are like to solve your problem is to take one of your lock assemblies to a locksmith and have him order as many as you need for all your locks - all with the same key. The fairing cover parts will go on easily as mentioned above. The saddlebag door and Tail trunk door will work also using the supplied lever.
The locks that hold the bag are the problem. They must have the square cam filed down to fit the original Vetter brass cam. The brass cam also will probably need to be drilled out a bit because they use a larger screw today.
I had the same problem back in 1979.....Vetter compartment locked.....no key. Went to a local locksmith...he "picked" the lock to get it open and then installed a new locking mechinism WITH KEYS. Back then it only cost about $15.