I guess with that logic all cases are too wide. The micatechs are only 2 inches wider than the Jesses, and I don't think 2 inches would make that big of a difference. IMO, the GS is not a single track dirt bike but does very well on technical double track. If you are just riding the single track for fun, then take the bags off. I can't really think of any place on the globe where there is not a double track alternative to a single track trail to get to any given place.