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Reviewed by: Paul Schillio (schillaero)
Reviewed for: 2005 2-tone Black/Maroon 750 Shadow Aero
Used for: < 1 month
Overall Rating: 4
Ease of install: 6
Would buy again: no
This was a total splurge item. I used it once so far on a recent trip to Cincinnati. I parked my bike about a block from my hotel, slipped my bags off (new easy brackets as well), and loaded them on this carrier strap. The concept of this product is great, but the practical application of it was a little less so. Each of my bags were full with clothes, toiletries, and various sundries. They probably weighed in at a total of 20 lbs (including the heavy bracket that makes this all possible). This really isn't a bad load to carry by hand, but the strap made the two bags hooked together quite an awkward load. I found myself needing to hold the bags away from my body so I didn't bang my legs into them. While not the end of the world, it wasn't a lot of fun to carry the bags that way for very long. I didn't use the tote strap the rest of the trip - I just carried each bag separately. I'll probably end up taking the bolts apart and using them to mount my bags on the wall somewhere in the garage like another reviewer mentioned. Again, great concept, but it didn't work out for me. Not the device's fault.
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