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Got a smoking deal on some custom heavy leather saddlebags, now just need to mount them. Two questions....

a) does anyone know if there is any difference in spacing on the mounting holes from a 2013 V Star 1300 and the 2007 (and earlier) models? I'm finding that the model changed in 2007-8 and other items like batwing fairings and such changed slightly, and some after market parts are year specific

b) has anyone ever tried to solid mount leather bags that were originally designed as throw over? Was considering trying to cut the throw over strap and fold it over, and/or use a reinforcement bar with holes drilled in it. The bike is going in for custom paint and don't want the throw-over to hide or scuff the paint.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 
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