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I have been kicking around some bags for my /5. My sweet wife brought it to a head by getting Hepco Becker period correct bags and frames as a Christmas gift from Bob's. Total Christmas surprise but I am going to turn them back for two reasons..

#1, looks like aftermarket pipes don't allow me to use stock mounting without drilling holes for the lower mount.
#2 is that I doubt I will ever make more than a day trip as the 60/5 keeps me off the interstate. So I am looking for some throw-over bags that will fit and stay put. Has anyone got any ideas?

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Check Aerostich for a variety

Check Aerostich for a variety of soft bags.

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Hepco bags are nice---and

Hepco bags are nice---and you've married well. Having a generous volume of dry, lockable storage securely fastenable to the bike will make traveling a lot nicer, even if you stick to the 2-lanes. The brackets don't bolt right into the rear footpeg flange like on all of the LWB frames? If your aftermarket mufflers are interfering (we need a photo or two), I'd find some stock mufflers. Or tell spouse that you now have a birthday wish . . .

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Thanks Kurt.

Thanks Kurt.

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No doubt I married way above

No doubt I married way above myself! I believe stock (ish) mufflers will run another $800. That may be past her pain threshold! I included a high res photo. The angle of the pipe prevents me from using the thru bolt provision below the foot peg on each side.

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To my eye, those mufflers

To my eye, those mufflers look fairly similar in shape and orientation to the stock set. I'd have to have two bikes side by side to see where the major issues are.

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I'm thinking that the mount

I'm thinking that the mount brackets on those stock-ish mufflers are bolted onto the back side of the mufflers 180 (or maybe just 90) out, and if removed and rotated, they'd drop the mufflers enough to make the Hepco brackets fit as intended. Nice looking bike!

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Well: I decided to put the

Well: I decided to put the carriers and bags on the bike. The right side went on like butter (10 minutes) Left side took three hours! Included turning the spring pre-load lever 180 degrees, loosening the tailpipe and installing a bunch of shims that I am not proud of. The bike does look good with the saddlebags on! Should be warm enough tomorrow to take her out! Thanks for the help. Eldon

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