Hi all, thank you ahead of time for helping me with my question. I'm looking at buying a 2011 Victory Cross Roads. It's a gorgeous bike and I love everything about it, however I didn't realize that the saddle bags weren't meant to be removed. I like everything about the bike except that I'd have to have the bags on 24/7. Has anyone removed these and done any cosmetic mods to compensate? Also, if that's not possible, does Victory have another model that pretty much is the same with removable bags? Also, the bikes has 43,000 miles. Seems high, but I figured it's no big deal. Sorry to be high maintenance but I figure you all are the experts.