Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
I've had the E41's on another bike. I loved the quick access of the keyless tops. I very rarely had to open the whole side panel. The only warning I would have with these is make sure that you get these panels closed. I have had a couple instances where I thought they were latched and they weren't. The wind will catch them and blow them wide open. I was lucky and caught it in time, but I know guys that have had the wind catch them and break them off. That being said I wish the V35 bags I just purchased had the keyless option quick access. It really is that nice.
And as others have said watch the width of these bags as they stand off the sides of the bike and make the bike pretty wide. You would want to be very careful where you try to go with the bike with these mounted. I loved the large size and the ability to carry about anything I could want to carry on a bike, but I didn't like how wide they made my bike. That was probably the biggest reason I didn't buy them for the Vee.