Mine have been working great since 05. have almost 30,000 miles on the bags. definitly have 30k on the bike. had a few good spills and there still holding up. until I was rearended 2 weeks ago. only thing that broke was the latches that hold them onto the bike. When I was hit they immediatly broke and the bags flew, like they were supposed to. It freaked the girl out cuz she thought those were my limbs.
. Gonna order new latches and rivet them in and run em another 30+k. And still using the water storage function. love it.