I've done some recent updates to my bike from my crash back in Sept. '05 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95165 The left PIAA light was destroyed in that crash along with a bent frame, tweaked forks and a sundry of other things. I made a new light bar out of an aluminum stock and bolted it to the frame via construction grade u-bolts. In the crash, the frame bracket was collapsed. I purchased a new one and welded a steel strap across the top to add support and bracing. It probably wont fair any better in a frontal crash, but might do better ricocheting off of trees or the occasional oopps. I bought some aluminum screen, spray painted it, cut to shape and zip tied it to the stock oil cooler screen. I also did this to the headlight screen and am working on a mesh screen for the PIAA lights too. I haven't lost a headlight to a rock before, but it does give that Baja ready cool factor to the eye. After I had the frame straightened, I got an evil grin and decided to modify the frame. I read all I could about the process and a few ADV FF's added their $.02 worth (Thanks Jim Rowley & Rubber Cow!) So far on the street, the bike feels GREAT! No more of that rear end swaying on pavement, lots more precise steering. I haven't taken in the dirt yet, but this weekend is the ADV Eastern Air Head Rally, and I plan on seeing if all my labor will work...and not break the frame in the process.