The factory brackets put the bags about three inches from the fender and angle them outward in the front. I wish the brackets fitted the bags snugger to the fender.yep! right one does not look flush with bike... like it is going some where else.
Gotta agree about the Valk looking crappy with anything other than those expensive color matched Corbin saddlebags. My ideal cruiser has no bags, no windshield and a solo seat, but that is impractical.Gosh! These bikes are too purty or not... to make them look goofy with protruding aftermarket bags. I put a little man purse on the back seat and hate it but need just a tad bit of storage for glasses, phone, and etc.