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Reviewed by: mikel berry (mikelberry)
Reviewed for: C50 Boulevard
Used for: > 1 year
Overall Rating: 2
Ease of install: 5
Would buy again: no
They must be using a different grade of vinyl. This looks more like elephant hide than cowhide. Don't know if this is better or worse. I'll have to see how it wears. The barrel bag has a flat bottom now (better). The straps that hold the barrel bag on to the trunk bag are made better, with plastic quick disconnects instead of the cheap tin ones they had before (better, but I'm still going to replace them with chrome buckles). But, the hardware is still thinly plated mild steel (not brass). This will set up rust the first time you ride in the rain. Just go ahead and find some stainless steel d-rings, buckles and rivets, and re-dress the bags. Either that, or get another bag maker to do this overall design. I like this bag, despite its short-comings. It's big, roomy, fastens easily to the bike with large velcro straps and leather ties (your ties), looks good and is extremely functional.
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