You gotta love the Sporty, they're so versatile. I've been riding my '96 1200S like this for a couple of years. Finally I got tired of burning my pant legs and not being able to carry anything, so..... I put the pipes it had when I got it and the mid contols back on, bought a set of gun cases at the local sporting goods shop for $30 and welded up a set of brackets. At least I can carry a flat tire kit, some tools and have space for a few more things. Weather's going to be crappy for the next few days, so I'll be making a fender rack for it, too.