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GIVI Top Box key Removal in Unlocked Position

Just a note for those who did not know. If you grind off the very first high spots on your Give keys, you will be able to remove the key in the unlocked position. This is handy if you need to get into the box while the engine is running and both keys are on the same ring. I for one, am always needing something from the trunk when warming up in the morning. Be it the glasses or scarf, it seems like every time I ride this thing I need to shut it off at least once to get into the trunk. I know it is a security risk but what the hay, as long as you are aware, enjoy.
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Could you post a pic for the verbally challenged? Thanks, Vstrom Tom

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Free to good home. (1) nonfunctional Givi topbox key.
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Don't worry Tom. No one is going to take your place around here. Now run along so the grown ups can talk.

I often need to get in the box while the bike is running. That's why my keys have one of those quick disconnect rings. I use it all the time. Just ask V-Tom. He once watched me get no farther than 200 yards down the road before I stopped and grabbed my rain jacket back out of the box. Considering I had only put it in there 2 minutes earlier he was thinking I was the most indecisive bastard with whom he'd ever ridden.


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Don't worry Tom. No one is going to take your place around here. Now run along so the grown ups can talk.

I often need to get in the box while the bike is running. That's why my keys have one of those quick disconnect rings. I use it all the time. Just ask V-Tom. He once watched me get no farther than 200 yards down the road before I stopped and grabbed my rain jacket back out of the box. Considering I had only put it in there 2 minutes earlier he was thinking I was the most indecisive bastard with whom he'd ever ridden.
Not quite THE most, but certainly Hall of Fame material!

I keep my Givi key on my bike key and don;'t have a disconnect. I have learned that if in separate the keys it's only a matter of time before I either lose the Givi key or leave it in a case and it falls out. I'd rather stop and have to shut off the bike.

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I have learned that if in separate the keys it's only a matter of time before I either lose the Givi key or leave it in a case and it falls out.
No worries. I've ridden hundreds of miles (multiple times) with those keys hanging out the back of the case. May even be the safer place for me to store them.


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Just a note for those who did not know. If you grind off the very first high spots on your Give keys, you will be able to remove the key in the unlocked position. This is handy if you need to get into the box while the engine is running and both keys are on the same ring. I for one, am always needing something from the trunk when warming up in the morning. Be it the glasses or scarf, it seems like every time I ride this thing I need to shut it off at least once to get into the trunk. I know it is a security risk but what the hay, as long as you are aware, enjoy.

So you remove the keys while in the unlocked position, you start the bike and get your glasses and scarf from the trunk. How do you then lock your trunk? Do you shut off the bike to remove keys to lock trunk and then restart the bike, or ride with the trunk lid open?

My key chain has a push pin to release the ignition key from the rest.

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So you remove the keys while in the unlocked position, you start the bike and get your glasses and scarf from the trunk. How do you then lock your trunk? Do you shut off the bike to remove keys to lock trunk and then restart the bike, or ride with the trunk lid open?

Why would you need to lock your case when your on the bike?:biggrinjester: OOPS! I see what you mean now. I beleive he is saying you can close the lid and fasten it without the key, once you remove the little bit he described.

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