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Reviewed by: PSR (psrich99)
Reviewed for: 2005 Silver 1300 VTX1300R (S) Retro
Used for: < 1 month
Overall Rating: 3
Ease of install: 2
Would buy again: no
Recently installed these bags on bike with the saddlemen quick release kit. The exact model are the one's with the shock cutaway not sold by cruiser website. To do it over again I would stick with the regular flat rigid back as the shock cutaway design did not give any better clearance that I was looking for and just took away valuable storage space from the inside. Only given 3 stars at the moment until I see how these bags will hold up to use and the hot humid weather. Installation of these bags was VERY tricky due to all the radius edges and nowhere to mark an exact reference point for measuring and ensuring both bags were mounted level and symmetrical. HEED THE WORDS OF ADVICE --- measure, double check, step back and measure again before drilling holes for the mounting bars. DO NOT TRY TO use even a 1/8 larger hole size to correct for a "tiny" 1/4" measure mishap, if you do this, plan on fabricating some metal plates to correct the mistake. Overall the bags look very good installed, have very strong velcro closure along with the quick release buckle. The style fits the VTX very well, the included locks are only for looks as they are very cheap. Was hoping for more storage space as the fender rails still have more room for larger bag.
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