Yeah, it covering the gas filler would annoy me pretty quick too I think. Also, one thing. I had the Wolfman Expedition Saddlebags for my KLR650. The rear side plastics where the bags drape over got very scuffed up from taking the bags on and off. Just a heads up. If you care about the plastics that these make contact with, you might want to consider some kind of protection for those plastics (if you even care). Gaffer's tape would work good.