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Offline wayne_jenkins_CT

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coocase repairs
« on: July 24, 2011, 11:04:32 am »
At Wellsboro my case would not unlock most of the time and when I got home the remote would not unlock it at all and the key would not work either and I had to drill out the mounting screws ti the bottom of the case. I called Twisted Throttle and they are replacing the lock free. I'm over the warranty too. I'm going there Monday To pick up the remote lock.    PS they sell for $99.00.    Wayne

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Re: coocase repairs
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 11:21:39 am »
It's a shame, because I think I've heard more Coo Case trouble stories than I have coo case stories. I do wonder about the quality of these cases. Although I'm sure every product will have some trouble cases (pun intended). Maybe it's me, but I rarely hear these stories on Shad and Givi cases (yes they do exsist). But I seem to hear a lot of Coo case problems that Twisted Throttle took care of!

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Re: coocase repairs
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 01:22:57 pm »
What time are you going to be there Wayne? Maybe I can swing by and heckle you a bit?

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At Wellsboro my case would not unlock most of the time and when I got home the remote would not unlock it at all and the key would not work either and I had to drill out the mounting screws ti the bottom of the case. I called Twisted Throttle and they are replacing the lock free. I'm over the warranty too. I'm going there Monday To pick up the remote lock.    PS they sell for $99.00.    Wayne
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Re: coocase repairs
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 05:19:46 am »
At Wellsboro my case would not unlock most of the time and when I got home the remote would not unlock it at all and the key would not work either and I had to drill out the mounting screws ti the bottom of the case. I called Twisted Throttle and they are replacing the lock free. I'm over the warranty too. I'm going there Monday To pick up the remote lock.    PS they sell for $99.00.    Wayne

Wayne,  I've encountered 2 issues with locking/unlocking the Coocase.

One is the solder joints between the wires and the contacts between the case and the base plate are poorly soldered, meaning the solder didn't stick to the plated contacts.  I found several of these where the wire was just held in place but not connected at all.

The other problem is the lock gets filled with moisture from the rear tire spray, which after awhile causes the key lock cylinder to freeze up.

To fix these issues with mine, I went over all the solder joints, making sure the wires were clearly bonded to contact spades and receptors.  For the other, after flooding the key cylinder with penetrating oil so I could unlock it (and almost bending the key in the process), I had to disassemble the lock and clean all the crap out of it.  Then I lubed it real well with silicon spray.

One other potential issue is how well the case sits down on the connector pins of the base plate.  The rack on my bike is bowed, thanks to the twist in the rear frame from the factory, so occasionally I have to push down on the top of the case when I hit the FOB button to get a solid electrical connection.  I'm planning on fixing this issue next I have the base plate off by grinding down the grab rails so the rack will sit flat.  Right now, it's shimmed with large flat washers, but there's still about 2mm of bow in the rack (and base plate).

Hope this helps.
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Re: coocase repairs
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 06:59:19 pm »
Just as an additional note, I just finished fixing the solder joint between the wire and the contact on the case. The problem wasn't a poor solder joint, but that the wire broke at the solder joint. I wouln't have thought that that spot was prone to fatigue, but it might have been nicked pretty good when stripped, then soldered on to the contact.

Anyway, another lost two hours troubleshooting today, when I should have been doing something else.

Mike