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post #1 of 7 Old 08-30-2018, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Do Givi top cases come with lock and keys?

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-30-2018, 12:09 PM
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Yes, I believe all Givi top cases have locks and keys.

You can verify it here: GIVI Motorcycle Accessories

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Yes. And two keys per lock.

In fact, you can order up to five matched Monokey lock cylinders so all your bags will open with the same keys. I have two sets of side cases and a top case, and all have matching lock cylinders so I can play mix-n-match.

The most common configuration I ride my Vee in is with E21 top-loading side cases and an E36 side case used for the top case.

I also have a second E36 and an E45; in "max capacity" mode I use the E36 cases on the side and the E45 as a top case.
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Yes. And two keys per lock.

In fact, you can order up to five matched Monokey lock cylinders so all your bags will open with the same keys. I have two sets of side cases and a top case, and all have matching lock cylinders so I can play mix-n-match.

The most common configuration I ride my Vee in is with E21 top-loading side cases and an E36 side case used for the top case.

I also have a second E36 and an E45; in "max capacity" mode I use the E36 cases on the side and the E45 as a top case.
you were right, came with two keys. Thanks
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The easy replacement and inexpensive parts are reasons I'm a fan of the Givi Monokey system.

My cases (E36 side and Kappa K48 top) came with a different key for top vs. side cases.

Eventually, I had not one, not two, but all THREE of my top case keys break on a road trip.

After that, I elected to replace all three locks to be keyed alike. It wasn't very expensive - something like $40 for a 3-lock set, with 2 keys per lock, so now I have a totally ridiculous number of spare keys.
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As I mentioned above, I bought five locks (and yes, that's ten keys) in order to play Givi mix-n-match with my motley assortment of bags.

I've had two issues: some of my bags are fairly old, so after some experimentation, it turned out that the new lock cylinders had to be installed in such a way that they turned backward from the original. That was odd for a while.

The second issue is that the keys I received (the coding is just the luck of the draw) have a very deep cut in the middle of the key, and I've broken two in about three years of use. Plenty of spares, of course, but the tip of one key broke off in the lock, and that was quite inconvenient.

There are various cheapie Chinese knockoffs out there, but there's really nothing like the strength and quality of Givi's luggage. The stuff really holds up.
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Wonder if a deep cut is why my old Givi top case keys broke?

At the time, I had one factory original and two locksmith copies with me for each lock. The copies had only been used once or twice before, immediately after cutting to make sure they worked.

All three broke going in the lock, within minutes of each other.

I have no idea how I managed that. Hasn't been an issue with the new locks.
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