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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Mismatched bag guards?

Anyone running black saddlebag guards but a chrome crash bar?

I have a vivid black 2010 without saddlebag guards. I like the clean look but think I may want some protection back there. Would black guards blend in with the bike or just look goober-ey since my engine guard is chrome?

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....
boy that sounded so cheesey .. lol
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MOST of the ones you are going to find that have the new bottom rail that the bag sits on are going to be chrome anyway. When I put a set on my last bike (2012) I had to get the chrome set to get the bottom rail and the have the bag guards powder coated.

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I had chrome bag guards on my black 2015 RG and they looked great. I have the same bag guards on my black 2018 RGS but they are black and I can barely notice them due to the color. If you lay it down the color won't matter.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....
boy that sounded so cheesey .. lol
Cheesy is OK. I typed “goober-ey”.

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MOST of the ones you are going to find that have the new bottom rail that the bag sits on are going to be chrome anyway. When I put a set on my last bike (2012) I had to get the chrome set to get the bottom rail and the have the bag guards powder coated.
Will I need a new bottom rail? There looks to be a rail delete piece in there now. I thought the guard bridges the gap.

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I had chrome bag guards on my black 2015 RG and they looked great. I have the same bag guards on my black 2018 RGS but they are black and I can barely notice them due to the color. If you lay it down the color won't matter.

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Never wanted saddlebag guards on my bike for any reason but if I decide to get them I will get these from Big Bear Choppers.

https://www.bigbearperformance.com/p...ar-crash-bars/

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Will I need a new bottom rail? There looks to be a rail delete piece in there now. I thought the guard bridges the gap.
Yes you will need the complete kit. The bar on there now doesn't work with the bag guard, it's just a bag support.

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I kept it consistent chrome front and rear.
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