Hey guys! Sorry if this has already been asked, but: Now that I got some time to tinker around and can't really ride the VFR, I'm trying to install soft saddle-bags. (I still have them from my Honda Shadow. I know hard cases might be more useful, but a) I don't want to pay that much for hard-case-mounts and mounting-plates + the cases themselves and b) the saddlebags have worked so well for me, I'd like to just keep them). They look more or less like this: My plan is to put/hide the strips under the pillion-seat-cover/hump, which I've already tested and it works just fine. But the thing is: The saddlebags are touching the heatshields of the exhaust always, all the time. So: Can anyone of you maybe help me out and tell me, if, the exhaust-heat-shields get how, and if they do, how hot they get over the time? How have you guys installed your puggage? Do you focus on topcases, side-cases or soft saddlebags? Thanks in advance and have a good one!