I have always liked the BMW cases from this generation. They were a big improvement over Krausers in function and durability, and they looked good. The cases that came with the RT were not original to the bike, but they were the correct type. They had cracks and weather beating, and one had clearly taken the brunt of a bike being down. One of the latch mechanisms was full of fine sand and would not open or close without a lot of manipulation. After a good cleaning, the bags were marginally better, but they needed attention. Some JB Weld closed up a small hole in the bottom of one bag. Both hinge stays had broken, so the bags flopped open. The drill came out and removed the old rivets. The stays were sanded and painted, and then new rivets were installed. Once complete, they did not look markedly different, but they functioned as originally intended.

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