Sitting in the garage, fully loaded, the bags don't sit on the turn signals but the "stock" foam pads have indention's from touching the turn signals over time riding down the highway.
With the mounting pins just above the halfway point of the bags, The mounted bags have enough flex to allow me to push the bags from the outside and come in contact with the turn indicators. Lastly, to be fair, I may have overloaded them with more than Tsukayu's maximum recommended load of 20 lbs.
The photo from Tsukayu's website shows how close the saddlebag "hole" is to the turn signal.
I changed to rubber pads as stock ones didn't do much. Never had the indicator lenses crack or anything similar. There's probably some manufacturing leeway as far as the bags coming to spec dimensions. In fact one of my bags sits just a hair over the indicator while the other bag is about 1/2 inch away from it. You cannot tell the difference visually and the bags look perfectly matched. As said regular rubber pads do the job very well. Avoid regular foam.
It's good the bags have a little flex as otherwise they'd break. Fiberglass flexes but also absorbs and dissipates vibrations like no other material. Mutazu plastic bags have barely any flex and as soon as they start to oscillate they crack. No such thing (cracking) with fiberglass bags like ours.
How put do your bags stay when secured? Make sure you're pressing the two metal tabs in each bag all the way down. You should hear a knock when they secure fully. Just saying this I've had this happen when I first got the bags.
BTW by flex I'm talking of being able to minimally push the chassis (and not swing it!) when bags are secured. Mine are perfect and I've loaded them over 20lbs each. The bags can take a lot more without a single issue. I actually think that these bags are one of the most-carrying-capacity bags of all motorcycles (except those aluminium boxes the BMW adv. crowd carry).
I've spent a lot of money in hard bags in the past with other bikes of mine. I cannot emphasize enough how awesome these bags are. Functionally and visually. Touring with these bags is not just awesome (for lack of a better word) but the bags also offer peace of mind in that they will not crack/break/deform when you're 2000 miles away from home. I'm so glad I paid the premium (bags ain't cheap) for this peace of mind.
Tsukayu VTX hard bags & Tour trunk, Saddlemen touring seat with backrest, NC custom windshield, Risers, LED lightbar, Engine guard LED lights, Cobra fatty guard, Rear engine guards, Fender rail guard, Leather tank bib, Passenger floorboards, 12v socket, ISO grips WITH bar weights, Engine chrome, Triple tree cover, Shaft cover, Fenders chrome, Progressive forks & 12.5 inch shocks, All Balls mod, Chrome clock, Adjustable trunk rack
Last edited by EuroDude; 06-17-2019 at 01:03 PM.