How can I open a BMW top box?

I use my top box to store a lot of important things when I’m out on the road, but I just tried to open up my box, and it’s stuck! How can I get my BMW top box to open?

Answer
A top box is essential to your motorcycle, so thankfully, it’s fairly simple to open a BMW top box which is stuck. Here’s what to do:
  1. Think about the contents. Is there something in there that might have gotten in the way of the clamps? Is something preventing the box from opening?
  2. Release the handle. Remove it from the rack for the next step.
  3. Shake it around, assuming you have no delicate objects in your box. This should dislodge anything that might have gotten stuck in the clamps, allowing the latch to flip up just fine on your next try.
And that’s all you need to do!
Unfortunately, a stuck top box isn’t the only hazard of riding a motorcycle. While you’re taking a breather after shaking up your box, take a second to review your motorcycle insurance.
If you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal on the coverage you need, check out the Jerry app. Jerry’s experienced and friendly team of agents are here to answer your questions and provide advice on the best coverage options.
Best of luck!
Ben Guess
Answered on Jan 05, 2022
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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