Givi Z228 3-Case Lock Sets
Exactly what you'd expect
I used these on OEM Honda hard side bags and top case for my 2008 VFR800. There is no part number from Honda for these locks so you must take the leap of faith and assume that they'll work, but Givi makes the bags for Honda so I assumed correctly. Now I've got a matching lock set for the bags I bought at separate times. OEM look and feel. Excellent and cheap and easy to install.
June 29, 2015
Givi E36 and Kappa CGR52 Install
Bought some used Givi side cases and needed to match my Kappa 52 liter top box keys.
Call to Revzilla technical support helped guide me to buy this product.
Reviews on Revzilla suggested the kit would work on both the Givi E36 side cases and the Kappa 52 liter top box.
Everything works well and install took an hour for all 3 cases
Keys work well and turn like new
Brief install instructions written by and on the Revzilla site helps
Delivery to Central East Coast Florida was fast and product was packaged well
No formal install instructions, photos or drawings.
No instructions on the use of any lubrication or not
Revzilla staff (Phone support) and web site are high level. Product was sold at a fair price.
Givi Product Quality is only fair for the price, but if you need to re key some Givi or Kappa product come to Revzilla and know they will support your needs
June 20, 2015
Direct replacement/ easy installation
Another advantage to owning Givi cases.....when some idiot breaks into your cases and trashes the locks, replacement locks are available and easy to install. Make a mental note of how things come apart, and going back together is a breeze.
December 8, 2014
Almost the easiest mod I've ever done
Short of adding the tank protector sticker to my bike, this is the easiest mod I've ever done. Fifteen minutes tops, and a must if you have mismatched Givi cases. Pay attention to the first case, go slow, go carefully, work somewhere where you can easily find tiny parts if you drop them. As soon as you do the first case, you'll see how easy it is and the remaining cases will be a snap. Literally. SNAP. Get it? Because all you have to do it put on a snap and... it SNAPS in, get it? You just... all right, you get the idea.
November 24, 2014
Exactly as displayed! Easy to install!
I had to replace one of the locks on my side case, which means I have to replace all three in order to use only one key. I ordered these locks and was able to replace all three in about twenty minutes!
June 30, 2014
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