Some folks enjoy spending their existance keeping their bike in perfect showroom condition...more power to 'em.
A perfect bike is a pleasure to look at.
Seems though that either option will cause damage of one sort or another to the bags/original appearance?
I don't have time to fuss over a scratch or dirt, I use my bike to have fun.
I put rails on mine, and use them as tie down points, and to hold luggage.
The top of the bags still ended up getting scratched a little, but I don't mind, I'm too busy watching the miles go by!
Bad,is it just me rob..or in the second pic ya look like ya should be sittin on a farm tractor......jk thanks for postin up some pics of your scoot....was hopin to hear how well they worked for additional luggage....