Givi Z228 3-Case Lock Sets
excellent! one key for all three cases.
Affordable way to get 3 GIVI cases on a single key. I Installed economy GIVI side cases on my BoomTrike, and this way I could re-key all to the same key. In essence, you remove a tension clip from the lock mechanism, slide the locking arm off the lock mechanism noting alignment, slide the lock mechanism out, push out and replace the bushing that the lock mechanism turns inside, then re-assemble. The side cases were a piece of cake, maybe 5 minutes to re-key both. The only reason I didn't give an "excellent" is they are now slightly harder to open, as the swinging 'locking arm' clearance appears to be slightly tighter. I plan to take the locking arm off and sand it maybe a half mm if I still care next spring (likely won't, it isn't bad).
The top case (Givi V46) was much harder, mainly due to me, but also because it is a lot more complicated. In detail, there are some issues. Step one: Remove two Philips screws inside the case to release the lock mechanism. Step two, slide out the lock mechanism on outside of case. BE CAREFUL, as the mechanism also covers a couple of loose springs that load the locking mechanism. Don't do it my way and watch as the locking piece and 2 well-greased springs bounce across the floor! Take your time and do it over something to catch parts. Step three, remove locking ring and locking arm, noting alignment. There is a special case here as well. There is a ball-bearing as part of the detent of a complicated mechanism that allows you to unlock only the top or the entire case. Before you take it completely apart I recommend you cycle it a couple times and take notes if necessary, because you can put it together so wrong that the ball bearing will keep popping off. Other than these issues, it's much the same as the economy cases. In all three cases, the locking pins are a bit of a pain as the springy c-pin locking rings that hold the locks in place don't have holes, so a locking ring plier is of limited use, though I'd say necessary on the V46 case. I used a combination of pliers and cuss words and it worked pretty well. Be sure to use the entire kit. It may look like you can re-use the existing bushing that the lock mechanism turns in, but you can't. I speak from experience! The clearances matter! The bushing pushes out easily enough. I can't stress enough; pay attention during disassembly. The locks can only be installed one way to allow locking/unlocking, but CAN be re-assembled 180 degrees off and then it won't work.
I think it was 3 days from order to delivery. Go RevZilla!
September 16, 2013
Convenience of one key vs various keys
Was very happy to find these keys after searching for a long time. Was frustrated with having 2 cases keyed the same and then purchasing a 3rd case which had a different key. Installation was very straight forward and now have the convenience of carrying 1 key for all three cases. The locks and keys are the same quality as the OEM - excellent.
August 12, 2013
Totally worth it
The only issue was installation in my E52 topcase. Instructions were non-existent for the rather complex locking mechanism. My E36 bags were a snap.
June 27, 2013
Easy to install on Givi E36 economy side luggage
The instructions make it easy and the install took less than 15 minutes and I'm all thumbs. Who wants 2 different keys for their cases? Having them keyed alike makes sense.
January 17, 2013
A must have!
A must-have accessory for anyone who owns a three-case Givi Monokey setup. Why fumble around with three different keys when you can have all of your Givi luggage open with the same key? Install can be a bit fiddly depending on which Givi luggage you own. My E52 top case was a real pain in the butt compared to the two E360 side cases. A pair of circlip pliers will make removing and installing the necessary lock rings a bit easier.
September 3, 2012
Convenience at a reasonable price.
I redid three cases with this set and it took about 5 to 10 minutes per case. The process is very simple; pop the c-clip and replace the barrel.
I did two older case where I had to reuse the outer barrel because the new barrel didn't fit (it had a spline the old barrels did not). However the new tumblers slid right into the old barrels and work without issue.
The newer cases with the pop out handle take a bit more time because you have to remove the latch mechanism via four internal screws and then mess with a ball barring and spring mechanism. A bit frustrating but not too bad.
Revzilla got this set to my door in less than 24 hours with the standard free shipping. From the time I hit submit these must have been picked, packed and shipped in about two hours. Outstanding!
May 2, 2012
Great set of replacement key locks
The kit came with all the key locks to replace the three Givi cases. The key locks were easy to replace and now the same key works for all three cases.
April 2, 2012
Works with new Trekker cases
This lock set will work with the Trekker series cases, you need to use the supplied black cylinder sleeves, difference being your keys will now be red instead of silver, and the new lock cylinders use 5 tumblers instead of the 7 tumblers used with the silver keys, in theory 7 tumblers are more secure but few thieves will attempt to pick your locks in reality.
Follow the instructions and it takes about 5 minutes (or less) to swap out the locks per case, the first one may take a couple of tries to get right but overall a very easy operation and in the end your cases are all keyed alike.
December 25, 2011