Mark, I ordered a set of the covers shortly after we bought the XCT. Part of that was because previously someone (I wont mention whom) drug a boot across the top of one of the RSV lids. I also bought a kit of the the 3m film from a place that had pieces cut to protect the tops, front of bags, top and sides of tank and fronts of the leg fairings. I usually take the covers off if we are not traveling. But I have not taken them off since OCT when we got back. Lazy I guess. I have used some nylon straps on the lids to hold stuff like bike cover and rain gear to make room in saddle bags. It does make it a bit tight for the wife when I load up the lids.
2013 XCT added Jan 2015
pull back bars, passenger arm rests, HID Low beam, Silverstar Ultra headlight high beam,Drag Specialties Pillow Top seat with driver backrest. Glasspack mod Mufflers.
2009 Royal Star Venture-Traded Jan 2016
Trailers are for when it's broke aint it?