I’ve got 5 riding seasons on my ’07 now and carrying the 20 lb. backpack to and from work is getting old and riding double is nearly impossible in stock form. So as the title of this thread states, over the winter, I’m thinking about converting the bike to be primarily a tourer. Here are the changes I have in mind. Hard Bags I am looking at the OEM bags in addition to the GIVI V35 bags. GIVI offers a blue lid panel that matches the ’04 ST1300 and it looks very close in color to the blue of the ’07. However, I think I am leaning toward the OEM bags as I don’t like how the GIVI’s hang farther away from the bike. They have a much larger gap (~2") between the bags and the bike. The OEM bags look like they were made for the bike (which I guess they were) and seem to have a much tighter and cleaner fit. Seat Right now, I’m considering the Corbin and Sargent seats. I’ve done little research so far, but what I must have is a seat that prevents the passenger from sliding forward. I’ve been doing much more 2-up riding this year, mainly with my oldest son, and even at 80 lbs, he cannot stay back on the seat. He is constantly sliding forward and has to pull himself back. Another adult passenger had the same problem. So my question is, are the aftermarket seats geared for 2-up riding and truly help with keeping the passenger in place where they belong? Which are the best for 2-up riding? Handlebars I am looking at the HeliBars and ConvertiBARS. I think that I’m leaning toward the HeliBars as the ConvertiBARS just seem to be TOO adjustable. Any opinions here? Windscreen I am looking at the GIVI D217S and the Zero Gravity Sport Touring 23-454. Any opinions on these or other makes and models? I am open to any and all feedback that you might have. Is there anything else I should be looking at? Lastly, will the 6th Gen make a good tourer when all this work is done, or am I just better off moving to something like an ST1300?