Originally Posted by MonsterJ
44.5". You even quoted it...
I know they're a little wide but I don't need to carry around that much crap every day. I've got a tail bag for everyday use. They'll mostly be used for campin' and I don't anticipate doing any lane splitting on fire roads.
I just finished installing a set of Jesse bag and it's post #59 on this link.
The width ended up being 35" and I augment the storage capacity with tank panniers and between the two I can ride/camp two up for months. The down side is that I have far less money left in my pocket then you.
I also went the extra mile and sprung for the laptop rack.