Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
Thanks...I think I figured it out
I ordered the XL bags last night from Jafrum and the F&S relo kit from Accessories4bikes.com. I hope my reasoning holds and I didn't buy bags which are too large.
Elsewhere on the forum there is a post from someone who provided extremely detailed images of how he mounted the Mutaza GA hard bags using the same relo kit. From what I can surmise, between the room between the turn signals and where a passengers calves would naturally tend to rest I think there is room for up to 2" more bag than the Mutaza, which is 17" long
The TourMaster bags I ordered are 18.5" long and are soft-sided so there ought to be sufficient room for bags and passenger. If it turns out that the bags occasionally are problematic in their size (95% of the time I am the only one aboard anyway) I can easily remove them, they zip off.
I am very excited to get these on the bike. If I can only find a luggage rack I would be all set!
Passaic County, NJ
1994 VN 750
April 2011- 30K miles
TOC MCCT 4/2012
New-to-me extended backrest 5/2012
Tourmaster bags 5/2012
Replaced driveshaft coupler and final drive-- ignored the spline lube recommendation too long and got burned 8/2012
Back on the Road 9/2012
NGK Iridium Plugs 7/2013
New AGM battery 4/2014