Originally Posted by GP1200
Actually trying to help him by preventing a dangerous situation. How is your comment helping except for being a jackass ?
I can't stand when someone becomes a nanny for someone else. Mind your own business.
Wife rode her R1200 with the SW Motech bars and H&B bags on it for 5 years which were wider. Never had a close call. Yes, they are a couple of inches wider than the BMW Vario bags, but not by much (when the Varios were fully expanded).
Not sure I agree with you that they weren't well thought out, they do have a new version that has a cutout for the exhaust, that helps pull them in a bit.
We'll just have to see after riding with them for a bit if I feel they are too wide (heck I thought the vario bags were too wide after coming off the Ulysses with the Buell branded H&B bags ... with the underneath exhaust, the bags were mounted snug against the frame).