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    Unhappy Coocase woes

    Well, I ignored all the bad reports about Coocase and, seduced by a price of $143 US to my door in Canada (shipped from Sonic Moto in Italy, arrived in less than a week!!) I bought a S48 Astra case (the one with the remote and alarm) It looks good, went on my R1200RT without too much trouble, the wiring was straightforward and the lights and brake light work.

    BUT the remote doesn't work and neither does the automatic locking or alarm. The battery in the remote is 12V (27A battery) but it was only showing 9.9, which may account for the remote. But why doesn't the automatic locking not work - I would have thought that was independent.

    Any ideas, anyone?

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    Coocase fixed!

    I put a new battery in the remote (the one supplied was down to 9.9V) and now everything works - lights, brake lights, remote locking, automatic locking after 15 seconds (a feature I thought was a good idea, as I tend to forget that sort of thing) and the alarm (which isn't exactly loud, but is annoying!). So all in all, not a bad buy so far.

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    I am not familiar with that brand. The price sounds interesting.Can you provide a website link?

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    Google says www.coocase.com
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    Exclamation Coocase link

    You can get the Coocase from Twisted Throttle in the States. I got mine through eBay at http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Top-Case-Box-...E:L:OU:CA:1123
    Read other folks reviews first and be warned, though!

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    Looks very Givi-like. Made in Italy as well for a much lower price.

    Keep us posted on how this works out in the long run. Coocase never was a consideration when I was looking for a topcase. Not sure why, maybe I was too focused on Givi.
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    I purchased an Coocase Astra S48 in 2009 for my F650CS. I really liked the case and the additional brake lights. But like jamesevans, I too had a remote which did not work. I gave up on it, but everything else about the case was quite satisfactory. It's good to know that a fresh battery might have fixed it. Since then, I've switched to Shad for my topcases. Shad is very high quality, but the Coocase was a good bargain and well worth the money.
    Charlie
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