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They are riveted on. You have to drill out the rivets to replace the originals.
Have you checked if the hinges are warped or the rubber seal under the lid is gone? That would allow the lid to drop down further than normal and keep the latches from securing it tight.
No, I have not.
Noticed it while riding the other day on the maiden voyage.
Bungeed down both sides to keep riding and not have it maybe teat the hinges off bouncing around.
Hoped someone here had replaced theirs or solved this problem, had info...etc..|
Will take this info. I am getting here and take a look at it closer..
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Can someone fill me in on the FPD gasket upgrade?

I was about to order a gasket from Quad Logic, but I’m all ears if there is a better gasket.


Also, Sportsman23: Can you post a close-up of your current latches?
 

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Can someone fill me in on the FPD gasket upgrade?

I was about to order a gasket from Quad Logic, but I’m all ears if there is a better gasket.


Also, Sportsman23: Can you post a close-up of your current latches?
Yesssir, I will try to snap a pic of them today and post..
 

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Can someone fill me in on the FPD gasket upgrade?

I was about to order a gasket from Quad Logic, but I’m all ears if there is a better gasket.


Also, Sportsman23: Can you post a close-up of your current latches?
Here ya go, just grabbed these 2 pics..
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If the lid is sitting on the gasket correctly it will leave marks in the gasket you can see, eyeball that real close.
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Before you replace the latches, try adjusting the hinge. There are 2 bolts holding the front hinge assembly to the frame. Loosen them up just a bit and see if adjusting it helps.
I had the same problem with my 570. The rubber latches kept coming undone while riding down the trail. I was about to buy new latches. Before doing that, I decided to try and adjust the lid fitment. See attachment. Worked for me.
 

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I had the same problem with my 570. The rubber latches kept coming undone while riding down the trail. I was about to buy new latches. Before doing that, I decided to try and adjust the lid fitment. See attachment. Worked for me.
Thanks will check that out...seems fine, but could be tweaked a bit..
 

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They look exactly like mine, I would follow Polmans advice of checking the alignment of lid on the sealing gasket, if there is not pressure/resistance against the latches they will be loose and floppy.
Thank you! I did check the alignment of lid and slid it forward to add more pressure on the latches when they are in closed position.
Seems to have worked! Will know a bit better when I use it next.

Thanks to everyone for replying to my post with suggestions!! (y)
 

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I had the same problem with my 570. The rubber latches kept coming undone while riding down the trail. I was about to buy new latches. Before doing that, I decided to try and adjust the lid fitment. See attachment. Worked for me.
Thank you! I did check the alignment of lid and slid it forward to add more pressure on the latches when they are in closed position.
Seems to have worked! Will know a bit better when I use it next.

Thanks to everyone for replying to my post with suggestions!! (y)
 

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Thank you! I did check the alignment of lid and slid it forward to add more pressure on the latches when they are in closed position.
Seems to have worked! Will know a bit better when I use it next.

Thanks to everyone for replying to my post with suggestions!! (y)
I did have to shim my lid a little towards the rear of quad to get it to sit in gasket groove correctly….I can take pics if needed, let me know.
 

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I did have to shim my lid a little towards the rear of quad to get it to sit in gasket groove correctly….I can take pics if needed, let me know.
Thanks! I will run it with this change I made. If the latches pop again, then might be back bugging ya...lol
 

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See that small pin at the top of latch??They are also on the OEM latch. Is your pin still there.I lost one once and pretty much made the latch useless
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whatever is in the pic, is what I have...
The latches are OEM for sure. The Bike has crazy low hours, I just picked it up from the original owner who never really used it , but to plow his small driveway.
Had never been trail ridden since new till I bought it.
 

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One of mine wouldn’t stay latched. I drilled out the rivets, elongated the 2 holes to drop the latch down and reriveted the latch on. I did take a second rivet in the original spot to take up the space to keep the latch from slipping back up. I elongated the holes about the width of a rivet (1/8”-3/16”)
 
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