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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by wildfirewaterloo, Jul 24, 2012.
Away on holidays, will post a picture early next week.
im not sure if my cases are different but i cannot take my key out of the lock unless its locked open or shut ? im pretty sure anyway , ill check later .... in this case it cant be took off the bike ? or kicked by my big footed wife , done 20k with no hassel and crazy off road fully loaded .. mind you my friends vario did come past me on a few occasions in mexico .another reason i got the adv cases
my mom once drove in to my parked bike with her car, popped the left alu case right off...
however it did not seem to have broken the lock, so or i forgot to lock it (i dont think so but still) or it popped of without damage...
I have had the Vario top and side cases on my bike for about three years now and have never experienced a problem.
this isnt yours is it?
FWIW, this link will take you to my anti-fly-off kit pictorial. Hope it helps.
Picture below shows the BMW retrofit pin described in pictorial. It is designed for the older Vario cases, to prevent them from moving fore-aft and slipping off the latch. To the best of my knowledge, newer cases already have this "centering pin", as BMW calls it.
As I mentioned before, there is also the "enduro kit", which simply bolts the case to the rack plate, but makes it non-removable. Some inmates here report on installing a spring pin + clip assembly, which resembles the enduro kit, but makes removal easier. That is not what is described in the above pictorial.
Happened to me on my 2004 Adventure with BMW Adventure bags. Came to a stop at a stop sign, heard something behind me, looked over my shoulder to see my right pannier sliding up to the stop sign right behind me. Put a thick layer of tape on the upper bar that the bag slides under. I tightened it up enough to where the bag no longer wants to come off. I check the bags everyday to make sure they are still tight though.
I lost a Givi V35 off my Versys once. Hit a pot hole so mean it bent both my front and rear rims. Everyone who saw the aftermath was amazed I kept it up.
I lost a side case on my GSA once, but it was user error. Forgot to lock it, and under braking at about 35 MPH, I hear something sliding down the road next to me. HELLO Mr. Sidecase! It slide about 30ft. on the asphalt, but unless you look closely, you can't tell which one took a dive.
i have touratech bags and I can't figue how to get them off
You can not remove the key from the aluminum Adventure panniers unless the latch is locked.
I looked closely at my Adventure side cases and have to agree 100%. But because of all the reported mishaps I'm thinking of a bit of insurance. It looks like I can run a couple zip ties through the inner gear tabs and around the side case frame rails.
Pictures of the hole in the bracket and the pin inserted to avoid the case from falling off. With this pin there's no way the case can come off (unless the pin snapped of course).
Well, almost. My topbox and right side cases you can't remove the key from the lock that hold them on the racks when unlocked, but the left side case I can. I've always wondered if somebody put the wrong lock/latch on that one case.