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Old 11-05-2010, 07:57 AM   #1
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Krauser Luggage key finder primer

OK, I looked everywhere for a new set of keys for my Krauser luggage. I have this set.



There were only two different key numbers available for the lock that locks them to the rack frame, and two different ones that lock the actual luggage. Each bike has one number for the bags and one for the lock to bike on frame key. The key number is printed on the lock itself and easy to read.

Heres a pic of the keys that lock the bags to the frame.



The only two that work on the bags to the frame like mine were listed as S324 and S325

Here's the only place I could find them, BTW these are Sudhaus for triumph but same company made the BMW locks.

http://www.motorcyclekeys.com/blanks5.html
$9.00 each but hey, supply and demand JA!

The key I need for the lock for the bag itself is #S150 (the other listed as used for these locks was S324) but he doesn't have them (the S150) as they have been discontinued. Krauser in Germany has them, but for a price. $34.00 a set of two shipped, remember what I said about supply and demand? JA! Here's a C&P she sent me upon my inquiry.

Dear Mr. Vaughn,

keys are available.
For two key set please send 25,-Euro ( 32,-Dollar ) in cash money to our address with notic of the key number.
So soon we receive the money we send you the keys.

w.b.r.
Krauser

Krauser Motorradtechnik GmbH
Kornblumenring 12
86415 Mering
Tel: 0049 8233 1461

krauser.motorrad@t-online.de
www.michael-krauser.de

UST-Nr. 102/132/40051
UST-Identnummer DE 186868104
HRB 15770
Geschäftsführer: Krauser


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Old 11-05-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
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Well, if they are the only source in the world, I reckon that's pretty cheap. As an aside, this is just one of the many twists that I have found in owning a BMW...from a crappy oil filter design, crappy front brake design, crappy latches on my Krauser bags (yeah, not BMW's fault, but they later adopted these bags their own selves), and the list goes on and on...Makes me glad that back in the day, when I wanted one in the worst way but couldn't afford it because an RT was the most expensive bike in the world, I didn't buy one...I waited until it became pretty cheap, and as it turns out, it was the right price to pay!

Oh, yeah, I enjoy riding it, but I HATE changing oil, changing the air cleaner, worry about when my left bag is gonna open up and spill everything in it on the road, stuff like that...

And I can't even easily remove the bags from the bike cuz I don't have that S150 key, and I don't feel like dealing with a company in Germany to get it... The money doesn't bother me as much as the bother bothers me!!!
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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I felt it was affordable for them being the last place on Earth (The S150s for the lock to frame key) where one can get them. BTW 5.5 on the rant, you left out all the choice namecalling.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:49 AM   #4
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the last place on Earth where one can get them.
Not so sure about that. I know I have a link somewhere to a supplier, and I'm pretty sure it's not those guys.. Time to dig deep.

Edit: Here's one that kept coming up.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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Not so sure about that. I know I have a link somewhere to a supplier, and I'm pretty sure it's not those guys.. Time to dig deep.

Edit: Here's one that kept coming up.
Look at what it says about the S150......
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:59 AM   #6
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Look at what it says about the S150......
Oh, I was basing it on "The only two that work on the bags like mine were listed as S324 and S325."
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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A cache of 5 Sudhaus S150 keys just popped up on eBay. I found them while looking for keys to match my Krausers (if anyone has any leads on S324 keys, let me know).

At $12.99+$2.50 shipping, they're not much of a savings on buying them directly from Krauser, but at least you don't have to put $32 cash in an envelope and send it to Germany to get them.

Mods, can this thread be moved to the Airheads sub-forum? I don't recognize the people here, and there are too many strange and frightening words that I don't understand like "Zundapp" and "Guzzi". I'm scared.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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Mods, can this thread be moved to the Airheads sub-forum? I don't recognize the people here, and there are too many strange and frightening words that I don't understand like "Zundapp" and "Guzzi". I'm scared.
You think that's scary? My Krausers were on a Yamaha XV920, the entire bundle now in the capable hands of another inmate.
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