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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2008, 11:49 pm Thread Starter
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Small top case flown away

Remember you guys smiling at my top case strapped by the rope? Had the same small top case flying from my wife's F800ST yesterday on a bumpy backroad. It was not tied up because was almost empty and the speed was moderate. Mine/large/ was fixed by the rope. Luckily it flew and landed in the middle of the road and nobody was hurt, we picked it up - it was in LOCK position - put it back/unlock and lock again/ and fixed it with the rope and went home.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 2:51 am
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that's weird since i've done tens of thousdands ok km both with small and large topcase fully loaded and never happened to fly away. you may want to look very careful on it's back to see if it did not developed some cracks near mounting points. this is something i have seen.


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Had the same small top case flying from my wife's F800ST yesterday on a bumpy backroad. It was not tied up because was almost empty and the speed was moderate.
Sounds like a defective case to me, check the latches carefully and maybe try to pull it off yourself. You should be able to reproduce any movement that a bumpy road could provide just by wiggling and yanking the case around while you're safely parked. I've had a latch fail on BMW case once, on a rental bike in New Zealand. (Those cases probably saw a lot of use...)
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I almost lost my small topcase today also. Lever was down in locked position, small latches underneath went inside and topcase was released. My gf felt it moving and so our rain gear, camera...whatever inside was saved. I will open it in parts to see whatever part failed, fact is that when locking on bike, feel some resistence for about 60-70% of handle travel, then goes easy to the end. I don't think is pushing enough those latches when locking. Will see.


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