Originally Posted by bluesman
How beefy are bars makes no difference, it is mount system that matters.
Setup from ALT have same kind of mount as Hepco bars. And those are known to break cylinder wall with top mount. Generally - on those bars mount system is totally inadequate for this tubing.
According to Altrider's webpage:
"100% made in the USA, these Tiger bars utilize the strongest mounting points the bike has to offer. Like all AltRider engineered crash bars, these will fit seamlessly without any grinding or bending on your part. Unlike other crash bars, we don’t use flanges or weak tabs and are not hung, they’re actually mounted."
Of course what they claim in their ad may not be absolutely correct.