I just installed a set of them on my '09 KLR 2 weeks ago. The installation went pretty much as they have shown in the video, but of course they make it look easy. I had to loosen my Ricochet skid plate to get the bottom motor mount bolt in place. The tricky part was getting the 4 allen head bolts in the tube clamp, which they say in the video takes some "finesse" but it helps if you snug up the motor mount bolts first. Once you get the first bolt in place the other 3 just fall in. The only other pain was remounting the gas tank, probably because I had it full.
Overall, I am very happy with them, they appear pretty stout, well built, and solid once installed. They contour the lower plastic pretty well. I haven't torture tested it by dumping the bike, hopefully I won't have to. I definitely wanted a set on my bike before I took it off road. Replacing the lower plastic and radiator wouldn't be cheap, the crash bars are my insurance policy against that.
I had no vibration problems. I only saw one account of someone complaining about that.
I also installed a set of the Tusk pannier racks and cans, that was way more of a pain in the a$$ job than the crash bars.
Here's a pic...
John "JohnBG' Grocke
2009 KLR 650
2006 Ural Raven (Patrol) 2WD
Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
Last edited by JohnBG; 06-17-2016 at 11:50 AM.