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Stretched Saddlebag question

I just ordered stretched saddlebags for my 17 RGS. I know they are standard on 18s. I was reviewing the instructions and they come with wear strips that go on the lower portion of the bag's bottoms. From pictures I am looking at, the wear strip looks very noticeable and ugly. I have two questions for anyone who has them:

1. Are they as noticeable as they appear to be in photos?
2. Is it necessary to put them on to protect your bags? I mean, will the bottoms of the bags actually scrape on a lean?


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If you are not scraping anything now, then probably not. If you are, then probably. If you get larger diameter slip ons they might scrape first.


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I just ordered stretched saddlebags for my 17 RGS. I know they are standard on 18s. I was reviewing the instructions and they come with wear strips that go on the lower portion of the bag's bottoms. From pictures I am looking at, the wear strip looks very noticeable and ugly. I have two questions for anyone who has them:

1. Are they as noticeable as they appear to be in photos?
2. Is it necessary to put them on to protect your bags? I mean, will the bottoms of the bags actually scrape on a lean?
I’d like to say You’ll never really see them....but I ride super low so maybe Yours will be different. With chrome mufflers they blend right in. Ive definitely never heard anyone say anything negative about them. Not sure why they’re there. I scrape my mufflers all the time but never have touched the bag protectors.

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If you are not scraping anything now, then probably not. If you are, then probably. If you get larger diameter slip ons they might scrape first.
I occasionally scrape the floorboards but that's it.


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I’d like to say You’ll never really see them....but I ride super low so maybe Yours will be different. With chrome mufflers they blend right in. Ive definitely never heard anyone say anything negative about them. Not sure why they’re there. I scrape my mufflers all the time but never have touched the bag protectors.

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I have an 18 and really don’t notice them.
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Added them to mine

Added the extended bags and painted inner fairing.
They look great together.
Haven’t had an issue with dragging one yet.
I do think about it when laying it over.
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I have 4.5” stretched bags and never scrap them.

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Great looking bike! You guys are making me want to order the tour pak also!
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Great looking bike! You guys are making me want to order the tour pak also!
Options are always good

Thanks for your remark

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