2008 Nerf Bars
Since I live in Boise, Idaho, I've actually seen the 2008 KLR owned by Tim, the owner of Happy Trails. It looks nice and appears to be very functional. If I had a 2008, I'd get the Happy Trails Nerf bars. I have a 2007 with their nerf bar system. Since the 2008 is so new, I think you will be pressed to find anyone that has gone down yet testing the nerf bars. It sure looks sturdy enough and looks to be attached to the frame. You might give Tim a call and ask further.
Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "a hard-point for the side of the guard. . . .big ole' honkin' frame slider. . . "
Hope that helps.
Last edited by ADVRiderKLR; 09-19-2007 at 10:35 PM.