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Oh now you've gone and done it.
You had to go and show off your bike, didn't you?
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Now I want to do the same thing to my bike.

Personally I love the way those hard bags fit your bike. The back side of the bags line up with the rear fender and they sit close to the frame rails too.
I had a similar set up on one of my other bikes but I used the older style FL bags and didn't have the traditional shock set up to contend with.

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Oh now you've gone and done it.
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Now I want to do the same thing to my bike.

Personally I love the way those hard bags fit your bike. The back side of the bags line up with the rear fender and they sit close to the frame rails too.
I had a similar set up on one of my other bikes but I used the older style FL bags and didn't have the traditional shock set up to contend with.

Beautiful bike!
LOL...thanks Sleeper. That's what this thread is for...to share ideas on upgrades and applying those ideas to make it your own.

Maybe a stupid question...what is "FL"?
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Fl bags, bags that are on the fl baggers. Your bags look similar but fl bags are a little slimmer and have all the stock attachment points so you can use them with the cyclevision mounting brackets. There are a couple threads with the set up in pics. In this section.
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Essentially all of my mods have been for either comfort or performance. All but one have been bolt-on. However, this custom mod has proven to be one of the most useful: Lowering the detachable windshield without cutting it.
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Here's my touring setup. I picked up a set of Givi luggage and mounting hardware for a BMW R1200C off eBay that I was able to adapt to fit my bike. Now that I have the boxes on the back though, I don't know that I could live without them for helmets, groceries, etc.









I also have a set of Road King air shocks to give a little help out back when two-up. Then my latest update a couple days ago was a set of 4.5" risers and the Xena speedo relocate.

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Here's my touring setup. I picked up a set of Givi luggage and mounting hardware for a BMW R1200C off eBay that I was able to adapt to fit my bike. Now that I have the boxes on the back though, I don't know that I could live without them for helmets, groceries, etc.









I also have a set of Road King air shocks to give a little help out back when two-up. Then my latest update a couple days ago was a set of 4.5" risers and the Xena speedo relocate.

Yeah my saddlebags are too small for my 3/4 and modular helmets and can only fit a half helmet....suck to have to carry it around. Could put helmet lock but I've known friends whose helmets just disappear even with locks...but those were Shoei's.

Nice functional set-up Cityslicker.
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Installed DK Customs headlight relocation kit and headlight with visor. Also removed the halogen bulb and installed a LED bulb with integrated ballast. Simple install. Relocation kit allows you to position the headlight virtually anywhere you want. Did not like the exposed wires coming down from the handlebar controls so reinstalled the stock headlight brow to hide the wires under the speedo.




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Yeah my saddlebags are too small for my 3/4 and modular helmets and can only fit a half helmet....suck to have to carry it around. Could put helmet lock but I've known friends whose helmets just disappear even with locks...but those were Shoei's.
I've never secured my helmet. I always hang mine from the right grip and my wife puts hers on the ground beneath the left saddlebag. My primary lid is a 3/4 Fulmer 755. It wasn't expensive, but I like it a lot. I just can't fathom why anyone would covet someone else's stinky helmet Even if it retails for hundreds of dollars. To me that's one of those senseless crimes.

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Nice functional set-up Cityslicker.
Thanks! It's truly a "working" bagger. And with that in mind, I just bought a used Uni-Go trailer to pull behind my Sporty. After our last two-up camping trip with the Sportster, I nearly threw in the towel and bought a Street Glide. In the meantime, I expect this little trailer to solve our biggest issue on long-distance trips: cargo space. I'll write a review after our first trip with it at the end of June. As far as the saddlebags are concerned, I already reviewed them here a few years ago if anyone is curious.
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I'm stumped. Why relocate the headlight, unless it's in the way of something?
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