Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South Shields, UK
Iíve never lost a case in nearly 16 years and over 120k miles of FJR ownership (now on a 2013 model) but last year for the first time I discovered the reason it could happen, and itís exactly consistent with the video showing above. The cases cannot detach in normal circumstances, but over time I found that the metal tab that connects to the lock and holds down the handle had worked loose. This meant it wasnít holding down the handle in a locked position, meaning it could come loose. Itís a simple fix requiring just a couple of grub screws (if theyíve completely gone) and some loctite.
Itís the only way short of a a severe impact that the cases can come away.