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post #1 of 5 Old 09-30-2006, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Soft lugage question

I have some fairly large soft bags that I used on another bike. They have a foam pad that goes between the bag and the bike. The question is, if that rests on the exhaust pipes (I have a DL1000), will it melt or are the pipes cool enough to not burn the bags?

I'm trying to save some cash by not buying some type of rack to hold them away from the pipes.

I'm leaving next weekend and won't have time to fabricate something. It's either overnight it and bolt it on or just go with what I have.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-02-2006, 04:38 AM
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I raised the same question and the answer is here:

https://stromtrooper.com/forum/viewto...ighlight=sb900

The short answer is the exhaust covers do not get hot enough, even after long hard riding, to burn anything.

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Gracias boomslanger.

I searched for that thread but didn't have luck finding it.

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-03-2006, 08:38 PM
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I have rubber pads on mine and don't have any problem with them. I have the Nelson Rigg SB900s on my Wee.

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I have the cortec and the pad works fine with the aluminum covers over the pipes.

I have noticed however, that the sun will destroy the bags over time. I just had to remove mine. Keep in mind I park in the shade at work when I can, garage at home always and cover during the rain. So, basically if you ride in AZ the sun will eat your stuff....

Not stopping me from getting a new set of cortec bags... just an excuse to get the red ones this time.....

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