Since I'm paranoid my beginner self is going to lay this bike down somewhere, I've been looking into crash bars for the bike, and I'm hoping I'll be able to mount a set without jumping through too many hoops.
Mainly I've been looking into the Happy Trails PD set, SW Motec, or Givi bars. (let me know if you know of others, please)
As I mentioned, this bike already has some nice upgrades from the former owner. An aluminum engine guard is one of those items, shown here:
My concern is that it seems to rise pretty high - a nice feature for protection, but I've been looking into how these bars mount, and it seems to rise up higher than two bolts that seem to be used for all of these bars to mount to.
You can see the two engine-mount bolts that this guard also uses (as do the crash bar sets) to mount, from the side view:
Does anyone know what brand engine guard this is so I might be able to do some research on bar compatibility?
Or, if you know, skip that middleman and comment on whether you know of a bar set that will (or won't) work with a guard like this?
I'm not completely averse to cutting this guard in some way to facilitate a set of bars, either... but I'd rather not if I didn't have to.
Help is appreciated, thanks!