Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
GT Side Cases
During a recent trip which took me to Smokey Mountain National Park, and then the MOA Rally I ran into a problem with one of my side cases. After a hot sunny day I tried to open one of the side cases, and couldn't no matter how I tried. I thought the lock was still somehow engaged, but I managed to grab the sides of the cover, and pulling hard it opened with a woosh, as if a vacuum had been created inside the case holding it closed. It happened 3 or 4 times always after a ride on a hot sunny day. Once I opened it by pouring cold water on it. Later on I made sure it was over stuffed maintaining pressure on the cover even when it was closed. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this or am I the only lucky one. Tuff camping off a bike, when you can't get at your stuff.
MOA Member #106320
2003 R1150RT Titan Silver
2008 K1200GT Dark Graphite
Last edited by 2008-K1200GT; Aug 3rd, 2009 at 8:31 pm.