Side cases and seat lock
Those of you with side cases - how do you manage under seat access?
On my 2011, my cases (Givi V35) are situated just barely so that I cannot get the key into the lock to unlatch the seat. I have to remove the side case to get into the under seat compartment. That's not so bad with the V35 since it has a nifty little quick release so I can unhook it from the top and let it lean against my leg while I unlock the seat and then snap the case back into place. Of course, every now and then I forget to remove the key and snap the case back and then realize the keys are now stuck in the lock - then I have to undo the Givi key from my key ring to get the case back off and get my keys out.
Anyway, my bigger concern is that I'm planning to upgrade to K-Venture or Dolomiti side cases and I'm certain these will interfere with the seat lock just as much or more. They also don't have a quick release, so they have to be opened to access the pins that hold them to the rack. Rather than spending a lot of time going into other case alternatives, I'm just curious how others might be faring with their own side case conflicts with the seat lock. I'm honestly surprised I haven't read about that more here already.
Last edited by leftbrain99; 07-08-2019 at 11:06 PM.