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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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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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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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Point taken.
 

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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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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?
I have black saddlebag guards and chrome engine guard. In my opinion, if the bike is black, black saddlebag guards are less noticeable
 

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Since you’re RG is black I would go with black, they will blend in better & if you decide to change the engine guard in the future to black then you will not have to change both. This is what my plan was but got a great deal on a black engine guard from another forum member before getting the saddle bag guards.
 

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I put blacked out guards on my blue and I really like the way it hides them somewhat..if it was a black bike it would hide them...I have an ultra, so water cooled..dont plan on changing out the highway bar....
 
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