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How to stop things flying inside a Givi Topcase

I have a Givi E340 Vision Monolock Topcase and I really like it.
It holds my full face HJC helmet and some more.

The problem I have is that is the case is not full, when I ride the things inside are jumping, flying and have a rave party inside it
I was thinking to drill some holes on the bottom and fix some hooks inside and put elastic cords or net to fix them..

anybody has a better solution?
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I have a liner in mine it keeps things from sliding around. But when i take the back rest off i use 2 bungee buddies to plug the holes and then i can strap more stuff down. BTW you don't have to worry about water getting in when using them... http://www.helmetheadcycle.com/produ...luggage-anchor

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If you drink box wine (and yes, there are some good ones- I'm not talking Almaden here!), save the plastic bladders. You can leave one rolled up in the box, and they blow up in seconds if you need to take up space. I use them for all sorts of stuff...
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I keep a bath towel in my top case . keeps things from moving around and does not take up to much space .
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If you use a tinted visor and store your extra visor back there, store it inside the el-cheapo helmet bag they give you when you buy a helmet, it keeps it from getting scratched up.
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Great!
This is what I was looking for...
Maybe an elastic net with hooks..

Do you have a picture with the inside with the bungee buddies installed?

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I have a liner in mine it keeps things from sliding around. But when i take the back rest off i use 2 bungee buddies to plug the holes and then i can strap more stuff down. BTW you don't have to worry about water getting in when using them... http://www.helmetheadcycle.com/produ...luggage-anchor

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I keep a bath towel in my top case . keeps things from moving around and does not take up to much space .
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(PLUS you can use it to wipe your visor, etc.)

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Mine is nearly always full but when it isn't, keeping things inside a backpack stops them bouncing around.
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Are you guys launching off jumps or something? I just stick whatever in there, and never have moving problems.

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Are you guys launching off jumps or something? I just stick whatever in there, and never have moving problems.
the streets around here look like this:


I keep my tire repair kit, and a leatherman, and a bicycle lock, (for securing jacket/helmet), in my top box, and if they aren't secured really well under a towel or sweater or something, they will eventually wear holes in the other gear in the box. I like the idea above of using the box wine bladders to fill up the space.

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the streets around here look like this:


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That side street looks it would be tough on tyres
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Try this stuff as a lining in your top box....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NON-ANTI-S...#ht_1495wt_952
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That side street looks it would be tough on tyres
I think these cobbled streets are harder on suspensions than the tires, kiwi, (although I did get a flat two days ago). I have to ride about a mile and a half of streets just like this to go anywhere from my house, so I actually like that the versys is ever so slightly oriented to "off-road" riding.

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I was thinking about getting some 2-3" foam rubber and cutting it to fit inside my Givi case. I could then cut out a space for a helmet to fit, a cup holder (sometimes you just gotta have a slurpee!), or whatever. Not sure how practical this is, but it seems it would work.
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