Hi all. You no doubt saw the pics of last weekends off-road adventure. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=13488499&postcount=171 Big fun was had by all with the mud, water, and dirt tracks but the bike was in need of a huge cleanup so I got stuck into it yesterday. Underbody, under suspension, under seat, under tank, over tank,,, every bloody where... I actually had a really enjoyable time stripping the body work off again and giving the whole bike it's very first wash. I believe it came up cleaner than when I picked it up from the dealers. After the big wash and polish I decided that I could no longer tolerate the front upright (under headlight) bar component of the crash bars and removed them (the front bars, not the crash bars) for good. I have been toying with a new auxiliary light system and high mount front mudguard but the top bars were in the way for my prototyping + It has always been my intention to manufacture an attractive/functional engine protection crash bar system for this bike, but until I get the time I will leave the factory option kit installed... Just now without the front upright bars. Greg.