Jim's comments are spot on. I wanted a bigger tent and didn't want to feel cramped. I used the Aerostich bags last weekend for the first time. They add a lot of storage room. But, when you I get into an aggressive riding position (balls of the feet on the pegs) I hit the bags. I stopped and moved the bags to the rear as far as I could and this helped a lot. If I was a size 10 it would be no issue. Even though I still contact the bags, I'll take/use them when I'm camping off the bike. They add too much storage to give them up.
Duane: '12 K1600GT/WL EngineBars//Wilbers/VarioLevers/ cbdaneAmber /BajaDesigns LED/PDM60/Remus Headers/GPR Exhaust/BST Carbon Fiber Wheels