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posted May 05, 2009 05:32 PM        
Tested! Coocase V36 Wizard Topcase “Luxury Edition” by Twisted Throttle

In the land of carrying-stuff-on-your-bike there’s a ton of options for riders available online. New to the North American market is Coocase, carried by aftermarket accessories supplier Twisted Throttle. Offering top quality construction at a reasonable price, the Coocase has proved to be a welcome addition to our everyday riding.

We set to work fitting Twisted Throttle’s Aluminum SW-Motech rack to our new Hayabusa in hopes of taking better advantage of the big bike’s commuting abilities. The rack fit our ‘Busa flawlessly, without any modifications required to the bodywork. The Motech rack provides fitment for several brands of topcases, including Trax, Givi, Hepco-Becker and Krauser.


The rack, in appearance, is subtle and does not interfere with the overall look of your ride without the topcase in place. The only drawback, with the Hayabusa specifically, was the inability to install the solo seat cowl while using the rack. With the rack in place you’re limited to using the rear passenger seat only.

The Coocase comes complete with a universal mounting plate and a wiring harness that integrates with your bike’s electrical system to provide you with some nifty. Using the remote key fob you can lock & unlock the unit, Coocase comes with integrated LED brake lights as well as an alarm. The only relatively difficult part of the entire installation process was getting at the brake light lead buried in the back ass of our ‘Busa to tap in the Coocase wiring harness.



With the rack and wiring installed, we were ready to try the Coocase.

The 36-liter Wizard Coocase is beautifully constructed, and comes complete with a liner. We had no issues with the unit, regardless of weather conditions. The Coocase easily swallows up a full-face helmet and taking the topbox on and off your bike is as easy as pushing a button.

Overall, the entire system has been extremely satisfying, and has given us the opportunity to use our Hayabusa for a little bit more than playing in the back roads or posing on the dyno.

Our only complaint has to do with the exposed electrical contacts on the Motech rack – though this problem is common to the Givi system as well. Although Coocase provides you with a small rubber cover to protect the terminals when your case is not installed, it still goes against our common sense to leave electrical terminal's metal bits open where they could potentially short out.

It would make sense for both Coocase and Givi to include some sort of switch to kill the power to the rack when the topbox is not in use. For now, we’ve decided to install small inline switch underneath the rack to solve this potential issue.

The Coocase and Motech rack are available for most late model Sportbikes, including the ZX-14.

You can order the specific bits for your 2008 & 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa from Twisted Throttle by visiting their site….

To build the Hayabusa setup you’ll need…

The SW-Motech Rack - retails for about $160 and you can find out more by clicking here

The Coocase V36 Wizard topcase, Luxury edition - retails for $249 and you can find out more by clicking here.



Side rack mounts are also available if you want to expand your system to include hard bags.












Source: Bikeland.org








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posted May 06, 2009 10:19 AM        
no one here tours?
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posted May 06, 2009 11:39 AM        
Not on Hayabusas!
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posted May 06, 2009 12:03 PM        Edited By: Shane661 on 6 May 2009 20:04
Why is this being posted to the ZX-14 drag racing forum??
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posted May 06, 2009 12:08 PM        
we dont have a "zx-14" drag racing forum...

we have a very specific drag racing forum here:


http://www.bikeland.org/board/forumdisplay.php?FID=13
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posted May 06, 2009 12:10 PM        
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we dont have a "zx-14" drag racing forum...



Apparently we do...you just haven't noticed.

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posted May 06, 2009 12:27 PM        
I want to tour, and this looks interesting however do they make the rack for a ZX-14?
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posted May 06, 2009 02:10 PM        
they do... it says so at the end of the article.
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posted May 06, 2009 05:22 PM        
I thought that the bolts that it mounts up to were where Dr. Frankenstein to jump start it...
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posted May 06, 2009 08:26 PM        
guess it depends!
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posted February 02, 2011 07:01 PM        
I thought about doing an over-nighter or weekender, and some bag/case is needed. I looked into the Coocase v36 also, ummm.... let's see.... $250 for the case, the rack for $160, plus a european center tail is needed $180...
for a reasonable total of $590 for a helmet case. Ooops, did I leave out shipping!
Where is the "reasonable price" in this?
I think $250 should include a rack which fits the zx14 USA version. Any options should be the backrest, color lids, and lens color choices.

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posted February 03, 2011 05:02 AM        Edited By: Edgecrusher on 3 Feb 2011 13:02
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I thought about doing an over-nighter or weekender, and some bag/case is needed. I looked into the Coocase v36 also, ummm.... let's see.... $250 for the case, the rack for $160, plus a european center tail is needed $180...
for a reasonable total of $590 for a helmet case. Ooops, did I leave out shipping!
Where is the "reasonable price" in this?
I think $250 should include a rack which fits the zx14 USA version. Any options should be the backrest, color lids, and lens color choices.


Correction, the replacement European middle tail plastic does not cost $180 and you don't have to buy one. just dremel your existing one to fit or buy a spare. And SW-Motech makes the bracket, but a handy person could also make their own like I did since it's really just a flat surface to bolt their bracket to.
I do think the V36 looks a little silly compared to my V48 which actually holds two helmets.
And I think some of you people need to read the title of the Forum. I don't see anything in there that excludes tourers from participating here no matter how much you feel like crying and bitching about it. It's still the same bike and we do similar thing with it.

Maybe I'll post some more pics just to make you guys puke in your mouth a little more. lol

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posted February 03, 2011 05:06 AM        Edited By: Edgecrusher on 3 Feb 2011 13:07
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posted February 03, 2011 05:42 AM        
I was hoping you'd chime and set the record straight Edge.........I'd never seen or heard of the CooCase until you mentioned and pictured having one..........I think it's a nice touring upgrade for sure -- and it DEFINITELY improves the look of the tail on that Busa above
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posted February 03, 2011 07:19 AM        
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Now see....THIS is a proper SPORT/Touring motorcycle. I still have to get the bags for mine. I have a SW-Motech rear rack already. Looking for a deal on sidebags.
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posted February 03, 2011 08:04 AM        
I did a ton of research on what was possible for the 14 and this is the cats' ass imo. Only problem is the Givi side bags are only rated up to 80 mph.


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posted February 03, 2011 03:33 PM        
Where are you from Edgecrusher?
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posted February 04, 2011 07:18 AM        
Lower Michigan. That Dogpatch restaurant is in Munising (we called it Mucous) in the Upper Peninsula and makes an interesting picture but take my word for it, it's not a good place to eat if you're ever in the neighborhood. Go to Subway for pete's sake, lol.
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posted February 04, 2011 07:29 AM        
The lower peninsula and the upper peninsula are two totally different worlds.
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posted February 04, 2011 07:46 AM        
for sure....I'm originally from SW Michigan (little town called Lawrence). Them youuupers are a strange lot. lol
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posted February 04, 2011 09:51 AM        
I live in the Gaylord area, originaly from Brighton. I got a bud with an 08 Le in East Jordan. Let me know if your blowin through.
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posted February 04, 2011 10:04 AM        
small world
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for sure....I'm originally from SW Michigan (little town called Lawrence). Them youuupers are a strange lot. lol


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posted February 04, 2011 03:52 PM        
Possible going to GR this weekend Pounder. Sorry bout the thread jack I will stop now. Pm me if you guys are in the area.
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