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Old November 11th, 2016   #11
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Hi Paul. Do you have some pictures of how you remove this panel.
Well, that's the catch, it's screwed on from the inside of the bag. If you have some narrow pliers maybe you can grab that spring and pull in out from the top. You may be able to see it in the gab on the handle side of the panel where the lock is mounted. I had to do that on a loaner ST13 Honda had provided for an MCN review.

That spring gets mangled when someone tries to turn (force) the lock cylinder without pressing down on the latch panel.
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I do not have pictures.
The plate is screwed to the saddle bag, 7 screws around the perimeter and 4 cap nuts.
The entire plate comes off.
But you must first get the saddlebag unlatched and open.

I guess the next question should be: Does you key turn in the lock a full quarter turn to line up with the the Unlatch embossed on the bag?

If not try a few drops of light weight oil, 3-in-one or something along that line.
Wiggle don't force and press downward on the latch lever as you wiggle.

It that does not free it up I think you will be needing the services of a locksmith to get it to turn enough to allow the unlatch lever to unlatch the two latches inside.
Or to try Jeff's method of removing the spring that holds the lock.
A locksmith might have some trick tool that will get into tight areas.

It must be open before you can service the latch assembly.

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