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post #1 of 4 Old 07-07-2017, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle Bags

Hello, I plan on purchasing an 07 919.
I plan on also purchasing some saddle bags.
I am a bit hesitant to purchase the bike because I fear that the exhaust placement on this bike will be an issue for most saddle bags (even with a heat shield).
Any advice, thanks!

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-07-2017, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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I should add that the owner has replaced the exhaust as well.
pics attached... guessing stainless steel
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-07-2017, 06:16 PM
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Good cans that still have all the packing in them should be no warmer than what your hand can take, at a steady power level consistent with touring that is.
SS cans run the hottest.
Then titanium, as in a bit cooler.
Then CF, being the coolest.
Regardless of can material, skin temp goes up as the packing degrades and/or the steady state power level goes up.

At least some bags are designed for laying against cans, having a more heat resistant material on the resting surface.

One can also put some exhaust wrap on the cans where the soft luggage rests.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-07-2017, 08:14 PM
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I run bags almost all the time because mine is my primary transportation. I have a stock setup with canvas/plastic bags... the standard soft bags.

They show a bit of damage from the heat, but more from the sun's UV rays. There's 4 places you can mount brackets to:
1) a bolt under the seat
2) the rear grab rail bolts
3) pass foot rest
4) under the seat from side to side

With this, you can mount the saddle bags so that they stand out from the exhaust. Just having a brace between the two that goes under the seat and one at the bolt under the seat, is enough to set the bags off the exhaust.

It also adds support when you carry heavy things.

You can look at the Givi mounts to see where they line up.

Another option is to add a simple heat shield to the bags.

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