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Questions regarding Hard Street Slim Saddlebags. Need experienced feedback!

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Hey everyone!

So this is my first post on the forum. I am a proud owner of a brand new 2012 Raven Stryker. I love it more every time I ride it.

I have some nagging questions that I would really love to hear from everyone who has already worked through these issues.

I have been scouring the forum gathering all the info I can regarding the Hard Street Slim Saddlebags. Like so many of you, I REALLY hate to put bags on my sleek, beautiful bike... But I am sick and tired of slinging a backpack on everywhere I go. And the hard street bags really seem to fit the lines of the Stryker quite well. I've decided on the Slim version, because I like the sleeker lines with the rest of the bike. So, here's what I'm confused about...

1. Are the hard bags sold individually, or as a pair? On hardstreet.com, the glossy black slimbags (1-HAR-4001-SB) are listed at $599. On Amazon, I found the same 1-HAR-4001-SB part number for $467. But after doing a live chat with an very helpful Amazon employee, he verified that would be for ONE saddlebag only. Does that make sense? Where is the cheapest place to purchase a pair of the glossy black slimbags?

2. I am completely lost as to which brackets I would need to mount to my Stryker. Here's what I want, you guys tell me if I'm crazy.... I would PREFER them to be QR, but I also want them to be as close to the bike as possible. I don't know if both of those are possible, or if I can only do one or the other.

3. Right now I am still running the stock pipes, but eventually I will be putting the Cobra Speedster Swept exhaust on it. I'm assuming that neither one of these pipes will interfere with the slimbags. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can offer. I look forward to being an active member of this forum!

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Blackvapor - glad you're at least mostly happy with the slim bags. I have the sixxers on mine. As for getting the bags mounted evenly left to right, here's what I did - position the right one first and drill the holes. Then set both bags on the floor (or any even surface) back to back. Take a pencil and mark the holes on the left one through the holes you just drilled on the right one. They should be dead on. Hope this helps if you end up relocating them.
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