Dragging bags......

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tboner

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I want 6" and 8" extended bags and matching fender as much as the next guy but I have to ask, Why spend close to 1500 on parts then a shitload to have them painted (I have 3 stage paint) only to drag the hell out of them? I like the look as much as anyone but am I missing something? Am I wrong and the bags aren't dragging or are they and the cool factor is worth the $$.

Someone set me straight, Topshot has a GB going on and Camtech, Clyent has some nice stretched bags. Is this the latest thing?

I just cant see pulling into a parking lot and showing off my chewed up bags......I have 4.5" bags now and never scraped them. How low can ya go before they drag?


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Gary H.

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Yea, I pretty much think the way you do. I had 4" extended Summax bags on my 02, with a 2" lowering kit. Ground the candy apple green off them a couple times. I guess that would be like a 6" extension. Unless they are measuring down the back of the bag. If someone puts more angle on the bag, that would give a higher measurement, but not a true drop? I was wondering if this is what their doing when they say 8" extended bags.
 

yardsale

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I scrapped my 4" bags just as much as my 6". Bag skids are your best friend.

Replacing the Arnott 12" with Monroes gave me 2 more inches to adjust height. And I've never had anybody comment that bringing it back up to stock height makes it look funny. I can ride the twisties without too much problem but I can't do what I did when it was stock. If I feel the need to get aggressive in the hills someday, I'll pick up a used $3000 crotch rocket.
 

Stone King

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Boston MA
I scrap my 4in all the time. I just put skid plates on them so we will see. I love the look of the lower bags but 4 is actually plenty for me. I ride kind of hard though. (think i'm still on a sportbike lol)
 

Baddbagger

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Skid plates and air ride is a must when you start getting longer bags. The look in my opinion is worth the $$ to put $300 for air ride and skid plates. The lower the better. Just my opinion though.
 

Gary H.

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mine are through the primer and into the gel
It doesn't take long. I know mine were almost through the fiberglass after one good day of twisties and I think I only rubbed twice. The new set I'm doing have about a 45* taperer at the bottom to stop this. I only went with the 4" extended, but they are 2" wider than factory.
 

TNTCC

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WV
I run 2" to 4" S-curve bags at stock height and was told I was leaving white stripes thru the turns. Getting ready to repaint fairing from a deer deciding he wanted to be a hood ornament so my painter is gonna keep the angle I have ground in the bags, repaint and I'm adding titanium rub strips.
 

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