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In the HD catalogue it shows distressed leather saddlebags fitted to a fatbob..it says they are not compatable with the rear axle covers on the fxdf..i have just ordered these,,can i make them fit?? part no. for bags is 88200-09 ,,,in the drop down categories it does not have the 2009 fatbob as a choice,,,this is what my bike is so ignore 2006 streetbob

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A little catch 22 huh?If I get you right the catalogue shows the bags on a streetbob but then doesn't list that as a choice,what a mess.How did they get the bags on the example they used?Anyway,when they say they are not compatable with the axle covers do they mean the back of the bags rub the covers?You can have a patch sewed on the back to protect it.A buddy had that done to bags on an old superglide and it lasted over 30 years.Just a thought,if I'm off base sorry.

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