Specs - Clearance between Bag and Pipes

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by MilitaryMike, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. MilitaryMike

    MilitaryMike Member

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    I noticed the other day when cleaning my bike that I only have an 2 inch clearance between my softail heritage bag and my pipes (stacked) on the right side.

    Is this to specification or oversight? I have seen other bikes like mine that have a 4 inch clearance, just wondering.
     
  2. threesteps

    threesteps Junior Member

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    Hobbit, got a riding buddy with a Heritage and we were talking about how true duals would look on the bike. Do you have a pic of the bike with the duals?
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a '91 Dyna that has HD bags on it. Originally, the backing on the bags was a thick plastic. Clearance above the top pipe was maybe 2". Over time, the heat distorted the plastic into almost an "S" shape looked at from the end. Finally had the backing replaced with a sheet of 1/4" aluminium sandwiched between leather. That is NOT gonna buckle!!

    TQ
     
  4. threesteps

    threesteps Junior Member

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    Now that is sharp! IMO it really enhances the whole theme of the Heritage. Thanks for the pic.