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  • Offline Gimpymoo   gb

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    Replacement cords for top box?
    on: 13 March, 2023, 08:16:39 pm
    13 March, 2023, 08:16:39 pm
    Looks like a piece of cord with a split rubber piping covering it in the middle.

    Considering how much these boxes cost new, it looks awful.

    Any help appreciated, thank you.

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    Re: Replacement cords for top box?
    Reply #1 on: 13 March, 2023, 11:01:47 pm
    13 March, 2023, 11:01:47 pm
    A good few years ago now, mine gave way and I posted a similar thread to this. A very kind member (who might still be here, but I don't know) sent me some thick elastic cord to replace. However, they didn't last a great long time. Open the box in a bit of wind and the lid acts as a sail and has some power!

    Having sat and thought about it, I'm not too sure what to recommend. A bit of chain perhaps. Sort something out of kitchen/bathroom plug chains? Maybe paracord might have the required strength. I don't know. To be honest, I've just not replaced mine now and just hold it tight if there's any breeze.

    But if you do sort it, please tell us!

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    Re: Replacement cords for top box?
    Reply #2 on: 14 March, 2023, 12:26:35 pm
    14 March, 2023, 12:26:35 pm
    Thanks for the reply.

    Is it true the Honda top boxes are re-branded Givi?

    Will try some bungee cords from a parachute container  :028:

    Will update thread with how it goes.

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    Re: Replacement cords for top box?
    Reply #3 on: 16 March, 2023, 01:08:36 pm
    16 March, 2023, 01:08:36 pm
    Hi Gimpymoo,
    The Honda branded paniers & top box on my 2009 GT (Mk1) are definitely rebranded Givi products.  The "Ropey"  lid restraints were pathetic and didn't last very long.  After doing some google research I found some genuine Givi spares that were made of a dense flexible, nylon (?) type of material that are still in use, more than ten years on, I think.
    I bought them, on line, from a UK company called Bike Bitz BUT, they appear to have ceased trading !!   Being geniune Givi spares I would think they could be still available somewhere, the boxes were a very common item.  The same part number suited both top box & panniers.
    I haven't found the original receipt or part number references yet but I will keep looking.
    Good luck anyway,
    Cheers
    Paul