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.