Originally Posted by sieg
Do you think the SWM’s will save the Radiator? Anyone with the HB’s want to chime in?
Motechs do save the radiator, engine covers too in most instances. my motos have been down 15-18 times with Motechs, something like that, and always rode away.
the HB bars have an unfortunate tendency to fold into the radiator on impact, and there are photos around the forums that show this post flop.
the crossbrace mount hits the radiator first, part of the same assembly that it supposed to strengthen these bars when mounted. the connecting flat also blocks airflow to the radiator that is already known to collect debris or mud. the Motechs don't require a crossbar, and i don't recommend one be added.
never have owned the HB bars myself.