> How about the chromed parts by the rack? The part that has
> the yellow side reflector. Are they plastic to?
Yes, the only real chrome is the luggage rack and the shocks
> How are the brakes? Are the lights bright?
The brakes are awesome, very nice stopping power. The lights are plenty bright for a country lane.
> I am thinking about getting one in the fall becuase they
> carry a lot of weight, which is great for long trips. Not
> too worried about speed as long as it can climb a hill at
> 15mph with a semi-heavy load.
I should add that the luggage rack is very small and poorly designed due to the curved back. A gallon of milk barely straps on. The rounded rear of the rack makes it difficult to get a four point mount.
At 185 lbs I'm climbing steep hills at 23 mph.