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Old 05-23-2011, 03:20 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by OlyRider View Post

In your photos you appear to be using padlocks on your Happy Trail boxes. Many of us have switched out the stock latches for these:

Seems to work quite well. (Although I didn't have to drill out a new "lower" mounting hole when fitting mine.)
About the padlocks. They're only to stop the snatch thief. They can be defeated with a screwdriver. But if it's forced, the way the latch is likely to break will leave the latch still functioning. On the fancy latches, if you break them with a screwdriver, can they still be used to close the lids?

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