I recently acquired a 2016 R1200GS and I need to set it up for my intended purpose. I want to try some light offroad type riding. I'm an older hardcore road rider with just little trail experience having owned but only mildly used things like an '89 Honda TransAlp and '96 Suzuki DR350S. My aim is to gradually learn. (I'm looking into adventure training too.) In the meantime, I have this like-new beast that I would really like to avoid damaging! (Heck, it's so perfect I'm almost afraid to get it dirty.) It needs crash bars and I'm trying to decide where to go from there. I don't plan hardcore riding and it's unlikely to go down at any speed. My question is: If I screw up and drop the thing, what parts are going to hit and what do I need to protect them? I've got Vario bags on it which I know are delicate and likely to be removed before any iffy situations come up. My budget is: I don't want to spend any more than I have to. I want the minimum amount of armor to do the job for reasons of weight, cost and appearance. Also looking for potential riding buddies in my area (Orange County, CA) who want to do some local on/off pavement stuff.