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I have the hard leather covered bags that come with the stratoliner, what is the best product to keep them looking sharp and like new?
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I've been using mink oil. They look great



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I've been using mink oil. They look great

Yes indeed, mink are handsome animals.

But I must reluctantly agree with Stratowart in one of his rare moments of lucidity. Mink oil is the stuff. I use it on my saddlebags and my Ultimate seat as well.

Applies and penetrates the leather best in warm sunlight.
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It's recommended by many Dermatologists to reduce the look of aging skin. It will lift soil and light stain's also.
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Cannot disagree with the other guys at all, I throw in what I do: I douche em down good a couple times a season with Armor All, works real fine for my still perky bags.

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Cannot disagree with the other guys at all, I throw in what I do: I douche em down good a couple times a season with Armor All, works real fine for my still perky bags.
It's good to use armor all YES?

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Speaking of which. mine need another application soon.



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Speaking of which. mine need another application soon.

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dpdslater,

I agree with Mink oil. It is what the owners manusl suggests.

I also have used a couple of other products. My leather started getting loose and dull looking. From neglect I suspect.

I cleaned them with Murphy's Oil Soap and water. It cleaned them up and shrunk them to fit again. I have seen where some old timers have used Murphy's Oil soap on leather for a long time. Saddle soap might have worked also.

I then used Doc Bailey's Leather Black to die, treat, and water proof the leather. They really did look new.

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Question/ checking my rear brakes on my new to me 06 stratoliner, the rotor is scored, the entirer rotor, like it comes this way and was not done by worned pads.
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