I have a set and they do not scratch the lids. I just came back from TN. on the way up there it rained real hard for 3 hours the covers didn't have water trapped inside. When I got home trying to get them off I cracked one of them. I cleaned it up and put it back on. will run the bike this afternoon to see if they will stay on. Looking at them I see all the scuff marks and scratches and think that could be my saddlebag top. If it dosn't stay on I will have to purchase a new set.
V&H wide ovals, Decatted pipe, Arlen Ness stage 1, PV1 , tank lift, Madstad 14.5