Hey! Just checked on this, and I'm able to open it up and get in there with no problem. When its down and locked I can see the handle limiting how far you can open it, but I was able to get my hand in there. When its open there was nothing in the way. Shoot me a PM with some pics, and I'll try to troubleshoot to make sure everything is set up the way is should be.any resolve yet on the flip up windshield lower section blocking off the top storage compartment?