Givi V46 top case question

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by titusbyronicus, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. titusbyronicus

    titusbyronicus n00b

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    Hey all.

    My new V46 top case for my Versys arrived today. I think I'm going to be really happy with it. I was playing around with it and I'm kind of stumped on one thing - on the inside, in the middle of the top half of the case, there's a plastic piece that looks like it's a place to store insurance and registration documents, but I can't figure out how to open it up. Could be I'm just being an asshat, but I fiddled with the latch until I thought I might break it, and then decided I should ask for help before I really do mess it up, which will make me a sad monkey.

    Here's the compartment and the latch:

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    There aren't any instructions for this in the manual that came with the case. What gives? Any idea how to open it?
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  2. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Yeah, it's kinda goofy, but you squeeze that thing together a little, and just pry the big red flap down. It's a friction fit catch.
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  3. titusbyronicus

    titusbyronicus n00b

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    Ok, that's what I thought, but squeezing those tiny nubs together is ridiculously hard. After grappling with it for a bit I realized I can just pull hard on the corner of the red flap to open it.

    Thanks for the tip, dmac.
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  4. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    it'll definitely open, but, you feel like you're going to break it everytime. such a pita, I don't use it..
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  5. taki5

    taki5 Been here awhile

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    the E52 i bought brand new is missing the black round post in the middle of that latch, makes it much easier to open the flap, almost too easy.
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  6. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Heh! Well said. I leave my insurance, registration, and (often) travel documents like passports in there. That way I only need it at border crossings or if I were to get pulled over :D
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  7. Wingspan

    Wingspan Been here awhile

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    I took that thing out of mine. All it did was take up space. Helmets fit much easier in the case without it.
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  8. dancy

    dancy Undescended Testicle

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    :nod
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  9. Ramata

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    +1, it didn't allow the case to close with a dual sport helmet in it.
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  10. titusbyronicus

    titusbyronicus n00b

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    it's a shame, the case and assembly seem to be pretty good quality overall but there are a couple of things that make me wonder if anybody bothered to try it out: the first is the crappy latch, and the second is the rubber cords that limit the case to opening up to 90 degrees are a little too short, so the lid tends to want to slam shut on my fingers while i'm digging around in there...

    well, anyway, at least now i can ditch the friggin backpack!
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  11. Hoon

    Hoon Ratty Adventurer

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    The latch on mine has done 6 or 7 years without any problems and you could always fit different cords (sink plug chain/thin nylon cord?) so you get the length you need.
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  12. titusbyronicus

    titusbyronicus n00b

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    Good to hear you like it. You're right, these are really minor issues and I'm pleased with it overall - my post came off a little whinier than I meant it to :)
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  13. tedder

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    and the cords eventually stretch out to be a decent length. Plus you can always pull one or both cords off if you don't like it.
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