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I am now the proud rider of an 09 1100 Silverado. This is my first bike with saddlebags. The bags are the ones from the factory and I forgot to ask the dealer if I needed to do anything special to treat the bags. Any help would gladly be accepted. I just want to keep the bags great looking as long as I can. Thanks.
 

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I have an 06 silverado and have done nothing to the bags. After 5 winters outside getting rained on and daily use I see some slight cracking in the hinge area. I suppose if one wanted they should be treated with something like mink oil to keep the leather soft.
 

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On my '09 950T with the factory leather covered hard bags, the dealer gave me a jar of Yamaha Mink Oil. I have put it on twice so far, in 5 months, and they really look nice afterwards. Time will tell, but mink oil has always been the best in my humble opinion for leather......
 

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Thanks all, I am out of town but when I get back have to schedule my 600 mile checkup and will grab some mink oil while there.
 
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