Yeah I know it is allot of work to take them out as I lossed one only to find out is was a nyloc nut on the other side and had to remove all that to tighten it back up. I would just get halogen bulbs again and found one on eBay that is for BMW so I do not have to do any flashing. They look almost OEM with DOT approved, so I am going with them. May search around more another one, but want to look OEM.
I like the hard saddle bags, hopefully they will not rattle and make noise as they do when I shake them. Been too cold to go out riding and even here in Texas we get cold weather. I thought about the soft bags, but I wanted more durable side bags, so got the hard case.