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What does the heat from the pipes do to the bags? I would be a little worried about that. They do look good though.
 

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I dunno if I like the look of the bigger bags. I agree with Hamhock about the heat from the pipes.

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I don't think will be a problem. There are 100s of Harley's with stretched saddlebags and the pipes are hiding inside the saddlebags with out a problem.
I haven't build the bags yet.. I like the looks of the stretched bags.. I don't know… I'm not a "cholo" lol. I just like them..
I have a beautiful Harley motorcycle , But I love the quality of my Shadow, and I want to give her a nice make-up..
 

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I sort of like the look as if they were fender skirts on the old 1950's cars. Classic.

But not as a deep storage area with the pipes going through them. Just not sure about that.
 
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I think the stretched bags look great. They don't add too much storage, but look better.
 

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My bad, I didn't explain it very well…. The storage in the original bags are not going to change , the bags are going to stay the same. Im just going to add a piece of plastic on the bottom to make it look like its been stretched .
To do that Im thinking of making a mold using halfway of the original bags, then use the mold to make the stretching part.
Well, this is my theory..
In other words, the bottom part is going to be a fake and empty on the inside. The pipes are going to go though.
 

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Go with it. You can't have too much bag space. I'm looking at hard bags and i'm going to go as large as will fit and not look out of place. My conundrum is that with the trunk, they have to either side open or have removable lids. A top folding lid of a larger bag won't clear the trunk.
 

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My bad, I didn't explain it very well…. The storage in the original bags are not going to change , the bags are going to stay the same. Im just going to add a piece of plastic on the bottom to make it look like its been stretched .
To do that Im thinking of making a mold using halfway of the original bags, then use the mold to make the stretching part.
Well, this is my theory..
In other words, the bottom part is going to be a fake and empty on the inside. The pipes are going to go though.

Yep, I get it. If that's the look you want, then by all means do it! I think it will look great.
 

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I have an old 2000 VT1100T and Im thinking to make some changes in the saddlebags, I like to have screeched saddlebags because the original ones are to small..
Guys let me know… what you think about this changes..


For some reason I'm just not feeling it, Just look like an after thought, just too big and bulky looking for my taste...
 

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3 yr. old thread but... :)
 

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The other problem I see is I have had the mufflers drag on my T a few times, I'm thinking one curve at speed is going to remove your bag extensions.
 

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The price of a set of Tourer bag's, this isn't something I would do. Besides there so many HD's with this look, I'd rather keep the T stock as its a good looking setup on its own.
 
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