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post #1 of 5 Old 06-07-2010, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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help with top case

Hi all. Im stuck on deciding on which case to get. my choices are:

Both cases seem good, but price has some to do with it. givi i will need to buy a plate to mount it, and it seems that the coocase i dont. yes, i have looked at the sears one, to cheap for me. Any help on this matter, i would love input.

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-07-2010, 03:36 PM
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I have the Givi 52 with light kit...great quality lights work great.I'm happy I went with 52 litres because even though the smaller ones say they can fit two full face helmuts...they would have to be small sizes.
The Coocase looks like a knock off of Givi but its very hard to tell looking at a pic if the quality is the same.
If you go for the Givi price out a plate might help you decide...or go to a dealer and look at the cases if you can.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-07-2010, 04:13 PM
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I have the Coocase S48 and am very happy with it. The lights are very lame unless they have improved them in the last year. The remote is a very nice feature though. I mounted the coocase base plate right to the factory Suzuki mount that comes on the bike. It will easily take 2 full face helmets with room to stuff soft items in around them.

One word of caution on the CooCase . . . it will drain your battery in a couple of weeks if you don't ride your bike. I usually either hook up the battery tender, or, just slide the box off and sit it on the seat if I am not going to be riding for a few days. That remote is "hot" all the time and puts the hurt on the battery when idle for extended periods.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-13-2010, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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Welllllllllllllllllllll. LOL I think i will go for the Givi case, just have to save more money. Thanks for the reply's
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-13-2010, 04:48 PM
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Got to chime in here...I have the 48 Coocase, and Givi side cases. I would say the Coocase quality meets or exceeds the Givi's.
FWIW, I parked my V for about 6 weeks over the winter without the case draining the battery. If it's bothersome, it takes about 1 sec to remove the case from the bike and voila! no battery drain.
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