There is no reinforcement where the fender strap is sewn into fabric. I've only had the cover for 2 months and it has already ripped. When I received the product, I recognized this would be an issue and so I tried to be gentle. The Velcro is also cheap. It doesn't take much for it to pull loose. For the price, it's a good product, but plan to make your own modifications so it will function properly. Too bad the high stress connections were cheaply made. Hey Covercraft, at least offer an upgrade!