Gregory Bender

Samsonite motorcycle luggage keys

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In the late 1970's and early 1980's, Samsonite manufactured luggage specific to motorcycle usage. They developed machine-specific rack mounts and then used a universal set of luggage that could be easily attached to the rack. In it's day, it was a very nice system. Even today, a well cared for set will still function very well.

As one would expect, each bag has a pair of typical luggage latches that may be locked with a key. I believe these were universally keyed the same for all bags.

Additionally, each bag could be securely locked to the luggage rack using a tubular lock and key. These locks are much more difficult to pick without a key and were keyed differently for each rack set.

Keys to fit Samsonite motorcycle luggage.

Keys to fit Samsonite motorcycle luggage.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

Tubular key to lock the Samsonite motorcycle luggage to the rack. These are uniquely keyed to each luggage set.

Tubular key to lock the Samsonite motorcycle luggage to the rack. These are uniquely keyed to each luggage set.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

Tubular key to lock the Samsonite motorcycle luggage to the rack. These are uniquely keyed to each luggage set.

Tubular key to lock the Samsonite motorcycle luggage to the rack. These are uniquely keyed to each luggage set.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

Key to open latches on luggage. Seems to be universal with regard to all Samsonite motorcycle luggage.

Key to open latches on luggage. Seems to be universal with regard to all Samsonite motorcycle luggage.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

Key to open latches on luggage. Seems to be universal with regard to all Samsonite motorcycle luggage.

Key to open latches on luggage. Seems to be universal with regard to all Samsonite motorcycle luggage.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.