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    A few years ago I bought some Saddleman Drifter throw over bags for my C and as the years have gone by I have become more and more disgusted with them. I have the Gman exhaust and the distance from pipe to bag looks ridiculous.

    I have been thinking for awhile about Harley bags and decided on some Road King Classic bags. After quite a bit of time (due to my negligent eBay attention) I found a used set that I wouldn't mind buying.

    Next I bought some conversion brackets for putting touring bags on softtails. I knew I would need to modify them, but it have me a good starting point.

    Here is my mock up. I am going to raise them about another inch to give more space above the exhaust. I will update as I go.
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    Very interesting........

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    Ok. Left side bag done. I really like the way this is working out.
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    Not bad, are you going to keep the Harley badges on them?

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    Really the only noticeable HD emblems are on the buckles. The chrome badges say Harley but in super small print and they will go in the future when I change those for locks. The buckles will stay because I don't really care about them

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    Bags Done, 6 inch Risers on, put quick disconnect hardware on passenger backrest, and Gman quiet baffle installed. I had the loudest one bit planning a ride to Dallas TX and back in June.
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    Well. I hated the look of 6 inch risers and changed to 18 inch Carlini bars with Carlini risers. It looks tall but at 6 foot 6 it is about level with my shoulders. Over all, I am very happy with mods this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinless View Post
    Well. I hated the look of 6 inch risers and changed to 18 inch Carlini bars with Carlini risers. It looks tall but at 6 foot 6 it is about level with my shoulders. Over all, I am very happy with mods this year.
    Which Carlini bars did you purchase? I also assume with 18" you had to do cables as well? Interested in doing this also.

    4" Rox speed raisers gave me a lift with original cables to level my arms straight out, and I'm 6' 7".

    Interested in doing the ape hangers though.

    Thanks

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