5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2012
This case is less expensive than a Givi but more expensive than some of the other boxes that are not truly detachable (unless you dig all your stuff out of the box and undo the screw). I went for this one as a middle of the road product and hoped for the best.
The main part of the box is the bit that holds it to the bike and the base unit that comes with the box is very good with a neat, strong fastening system that takes hardly any time to have secured to the bike's rack. Once fitted the base plate can be wired, if you so choose, to provide power via a connection plate to the top box lights. I chose not to do this as the bike rear light is very visible and I was short of time.
The attachment of the box to the base plate is sound and positive; reassuring when you consider some pillions will be exerting a fair bit of pressure on the box during acceleration. The locking system is easy to understand with a key turn system that is labeled to clearly show which direction the key should be turned to lock or unlock the box and the box to the plate.
I have owned Givi, Nanfango, cheap and cheerfull and Hepco and Becker units in the past. I would suggest that if I were to rate the Coocase it would be somewhere close to the Nanfango/Givi stuff. I prefer the clear locking labels on the Coocase but prefer the slightly more positive closing of the Givi (the Coocase can take a bit of pressure to get the 'click' that you need to hear to know it's closed.
The size of the case is excellent, two full helmets fit fine. The case is excellent value for money and I see no reason why I would spend approximately 80% more money on the Givi or 100% more on the H&B when this case is available.
on 20 May 2015
Coocase V50 Reflex Basic review
I bought this case because it suits the style of my bike, a Triumph ST Sprint touring bike. It is the basic version, ie no remote control (something else to go wrong in time), and no internal padding. It is however fitted with the high level brake lights which can be utilised. It comes with the baseplate and was very easy to fit to the Triumph. It's supplied with 2 keys, and these are very simple to use. When locking it onto the bike, there is a reassuring click as the mechanism secures itself. It will take 2 full sized helmets, which is why I went for a topbox this large. I leave it on the bike most of the time as it's just so useful to throw stuff in there when shopping, etc.
As with all topboxes, you need to keep the weight that's high on the bike, as low as possible, so when touring, it takes the light stuff, such as sleeping bag, second pair of gloves, waterproofs, etc.
I have used it in horrendous weather, and it has never leaked at all, I am very impressed.
I didn't want to use the brake lights, but did want a power supply in the case, so easily converted the wiring inside the box to go to a flying lead with a cigar socket, so I can now charge up devices whilst on the go. One thing to watch is that there's a diode within the topbox wiring loom, which is there to protect the leds (brake bulbs in the case). If this blows, then all power is lost to the topbox. I removed the diode completely.
I would certainly buy one of these cases again.