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post #1 of 8 Old 01-03-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Soft bags with aftermarket exhaust.

After searching through all of the threads on here, I couldn't find anyone that said they were using soft side saddle bags with aftermarket exhaust in the stock location. I like the look of something like the Cortech sport Saddlebags, but I want to be sure they won't melt or torch the stuff inside them. Anyone have experience with this?

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-03-2012, 02:45 PM
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After searching through all of the threads on here, I couldn't find anyone that said they were using soft side saddle bags with aftermarket exhaust in the stock location. I like the look of something like the Cortech sport Saddlebags, but I want to be sure they won't melt or torch the stuff inside them. Anyone have experience with this?
Lots of folks use soft bags. Those outer heat shields don't really get too hot near the rear of the bike, the one's closer to your legs do, though.

Go for a flogging run, and then stop somewhere and feel your heat shields. Will feel hot to your hands, but won't ruin the luggage.

Just don't expect your chocolate bar or cold drink to survive back there.

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i've got delkevic's in the stock location and have ridden 13 hours/715 miles with no problems(related the the soft bags)

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I have a set of Remus Revolution (titanium) in the stock locations and run soft bags on long trips... no issues.

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My Remus Carbon Fibre cans are cool to the touch after a long days ride so it's never been a problem using my RKA saddle bags.


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post #6 of 8 Old 01-04-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Good to know that the saddlebag option is still on the table.

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Had and used Cortech's with Sato Carbon fibes cans in the stock location for a few thousand miles with no issues at all.




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post #8 of 8 Old 01-04-2012, 12:53 PM
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Aftermarket slip-ons in good packing condition and without actual can heat shields, should be OK.
But keep in mind the following :
SS cans run the warmest.
Next is titanium.
Coolest is Carbon Fibre.
Cans that have deteriorated packing will run hotter, to the point of becoming problematic.
Metal cans can get too hot for passengers and soft luggage.
Carbon Fibre cans can get ruined.
Make sure the can packing is in good condition.

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