Can't say that I know for a fact, but all the info I've heard is that it still the same. There is just so much misinformation out there that if I heard there was a new one I'm not sure I'd believe it until I seen one up close and personal, if you know what I mean.
I am on my 3rd replacement for the latch.... Dealer is installing now as we speak (type). Anyway, I sent him the "new" number that I received from this board for a new latch... he says he called it in and there is such a new number and is installing the new latch assembly. Here is what I received awhile back from DanBlack:
"The new latch assembly for both sides and the top has a part # of #81310-MCA-A21 (it is a replacement for the old style #81310-MCA-003)."
Just going by what the dealer has told me over the phone.... will look at my bill when I pick my bike up tomorrow!!!
I took this print out to the stealers today,they were dumb fouded.My point is for them to order the part,then I bring the bike in,so they don't have it for 2 week for latch.I know I can probably fix it like Fred did ,but I am just hard headed,I will worry about that when the warranty runs out.
OK...I picked up my bike this weekend and did a lot of riding so am just now getting back to the board..... There IS a new part number as listed above.. My dealer new nothing of it until I told him about it and he ordered it. The new part number is listed there on my invoice... As for the difference, I asked the mechanic and he said that he compared them side by side and didn't really see any difference in how is was made...just a few parts looked as if they were made of different materials and bigger (thicker/stronger hopefully)...Anyway the action seems to be more definite. The "old" ones seemed a little sloppy but this one is tight.. We will see.. this is my third one under warranty. If you don't have the extended warranty this is a good reason to get it. Pay for this part twice and you have more than paid for the extended warranty :shock: Rusty