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I don't get it, prime riding season right now and your bike is tore apart that is a freaking winter project.
 

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Good luck PTXL. I did the same to my 03 R. I love it, but yeah the $ adds up. I will be following to see what you do with the Metric Bagger set up.
 

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Love it, one of the bet looking back ends period imo. But they are $$$
 

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Wow, that's gonna look great! I would be interested in researching that conversion for myself. Where can I get information on the kit?
 

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That's gonna look good. Are you all in with the skirted front fender and rake as well? I assume you'll use the fairing you've already got rather than theirs.

Have you decided on an exhaust that will work with the bags?

How challenging is it getting to the rear wheel for a tire swap with these bags?

How is ground clearance in the turns?

The site doesn't seem to address the latter two Qs. http://www.metricbagger.com/index.htm
 

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That's gonna look good. Are you all in with the skirted front fender and rake as well? I assume you'll use the fairing you've already got rather than theirs.

Have you decided on an exhaust that will work with the bags?

How challenging is it getting to the rear wheel for a tire swap with these bags?

How is ground clearance in the turns?

The site doesn't seem to address the latter two Qs. http://www.metricbagger.com/index.htm
I'm going to keep my undertaker front fender cause I dig the look. I'm working with Frankie at FSD exhausts; he will have pipes for the 1800 soon. The whole rear section will come off as 1 piece after unbolting from the supplied brackets and I will put quick connects on all the brake lighting and stereo wiring so it should be 20-30 minutes to the rear wheel if I need. The clearance will be fine because I will install arnott air ride shocks, the pics on the site look deceiving because the bikes have the air dumped out of the shocks to look lower. I will be wrestling with the shocks later tonight ad post some pics.
 

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Your old setup

Like the looks of the new setup. I got your old setup all installed on my bike. It took a little modding and a few days work but well worth it in the end. Thanks again for working with me on the setup. Love it already! New Rear end.jpg
 

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Well I got the design down for the speakers. I 3M epoxied and fiber glassed in some 10-24 weld nut standoffs inside the bags to support the 6x9's this way I don't have to drill holes through the bags and it will look a lot cleaner. Everything dried up nice and they ain't budgin'. Inside will be carpet so not to concerned with the rough draft. What was concerning is how thin of fiberglass was laid on the bottom floor of the bags, maybe jrhudak can chime in and verify the same issue? I could shine a light under the bags and see it inside??!! I laid down a couple more sheets o fiberglass just for piece of mind.
 

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Alright so the pattern came out pretty good and didn't have to cut away too much and mess with the integrity of the mold. The weld nuts worked out great and the speakers are in there solid. I put some expanded metal painted black over the cut outs first to keep debris out while riding then the spacer with fabric with the speaker mounted to that. Got a busy week so that will be all I can do on the project. Next will be the amp mounted the same way.
 

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Well I got the design down for the speakers. I 3M epoxied and fiber glassed in some 10-24 weld nut standoffs inside the bags to support the 6x9's this way I don't have to drill holes through the bags and it will look a lot cleaner. Everything dried up nice and they ain't budgin'. Inside will be carpet so not to concerned with the rough draft. What was concerning is how thin of fiberglass was laid on the bottom floor of the bags, maybe jrhudak can chime in and verify the same issue? I could shine a light under the bags and see it inside??!! I laid down a couple more sheets o fiberglass just for piece of mind.
Sorry for the delay PTX. Yeah fiberglass in bags has some thin points where it makes you second guess but I haven't had any issues with them holding weight. I have loaded them up with heavy groceries and not had an issue. My thinness was mostly in the corners of the bags and yes I could see light through them.

Looks great keep it coming. Are you having Frankie do a one off? I don't know how far he is from full production. I know he has done at least 2 one off for the 1800. Right now I am waiting for production, because I am not spending that much unless I can get heat shields like on his 1300 ones. Right now I just fabbed up so stock C headers with monster baffles from a cut off exhaust....
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I have the heat shield to cover pipe just not in those photos


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Also love my arnott with this set up. My accutronix FC's will scrape before bags will.


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Sorry for the delay PTX. Yeah fiberglass in bags has some thin points where it makes you second guess but I haven't had any issues with them holding weight. I have loaded them up with heavy groceries and not had an issue. My thinness was mostly in the corners of the bags and yes I could see light through them.

Looks great keep it coming. Are you having Frankie do a one off? I don't know how far he is from full production. I know he has done at least 2 one off for the 1800. Right now I am waiting for production, because I am not spending that much unless I can get heat shields like on his 1300 ones. Right now I just fabbed up so stock C headers with monster baffles from a cut off exhaust....
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I did the same thing with the cut off C exhaust for now. I will probably wait for production too, I get the feeling that Frankie is busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. Maybe he will pop in on the thread and update us.
 

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I believe those are the Tsukayu Jumbo Hard Bags. I have the standard Strong Hard Bags. Love them.They are the only bags for a Neo IMHO. Contrary to the angle of my p
 
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