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Reviewed by: (kingofbeers)
Reviewed for: 2009 750 Shadow Aero
Used for: < 1 month
Overall Rating: 5
Ease of install: 5
Would buy again: yes
I'm going to start with minor negative points about this bag: waterproof cover is not provided and can't be purchased separately, plastic couplings need to be handled with care or you'll be buying new ones sooner than you like. Now, the good stuff. TS3200DE Deluxe rigid build helps keep it's shape. Cinch the straps evenly by going to each strap two or three times and wrap excess strap around couplings. Under the bag's 10 inch tunnel I use a towel to get it snug on my 9 inch pillion. My front straps loop around passenger pegs (and I add black zip-secure ties for extra security), rear straps around signal bar. Those tips are important because the industrial zipper on the main compartment works optimally with good strap setup. So, I can't believe how much room is in the main compartment. Roll two pair of jeans, roll two shirts, etc. and have room on top for helmet, over-pants, shoes, more shirts etc. Bonus left and right deep side-channels hold incidentals. Zippered opening has a netted compartment to hold small items in place. On the outer left side there is an extender, unzip it to add three inches to the MAIN COMPARTMENT... bag grows from 25 to 28 inches in length! Outer storage compartments are boxy, easily stow rain suit, tire-inflator, battery tender, etc. I topped my bag with an 'Iron Rider' flat/wedge tail bag, clipped perfectly to the top, looks great (reinforced with black zip-secure ties makes me feel better during time away from the bike). To waterproof I use a cargo net to layer an extra rain jacket (advise using plastic bags inside to keep everything dry). Also, there's a set of expanding straps on exterior top of the bag holds jackets and helmet too. Rugged fabric, zippers have lock-holes, strong carry strap provided. To me, it's worth far more than $125.99 and highly recommended for those who don't use a sissy bar or rack. Added: Attach the carry strap and draw tight to pull the sides up, will square your bag.
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