This site has the instructions how to modify VTX Hondaline bags to be used with Easy Brackets. This mod will allow the bags to be closer to the bike. Very good instructions with pictures. http://www.netjam.com/vtx-html/vtx-bags.htm Also link to lower the bags. http://www.netjam.com/vtx-html/bagBrackets.htm I used the above first link when I modified the bags. I made sure they were postioned lower on the ABS plate I made for the back of the bags prior to drilling the mounting holes.