I installed my crashbars today. I posted pics/thoughts over on the crashbars thread, here, where I figure it might be useful to others: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=33
One question: What is
the torque setting for the 100mm bolts up at the top? The (excellent) instructions give torque values for all the other fasteners, but say "per the manufacturer's specifications" for those.
Functionally, I can't imagine a better set of crashbars. Aesthetically, maybe I can...but I'll live with that compromise to protect the bike.
The powder-coating does not look, at first glance, to be the three-layer system talked about above in this thread. Where it was abraded in shipping I see bare metal, with the coating wrinkled and kinda piled up (on a very very small scale.) Shouldn't be a huge deal, but we'll see how durable the finish is in use.
Rob in Seattle