Lucky - I had learned in the other forum that Ztechnik is redesigning the crashbar for allowing mounting of the aux. light bar. . . . . . . OTOH, I still cannot see why one couldn't mount that light bar even with the existing Ztechnik product!
My Black 1250
came with aux lights, so I want to keep them and not pay $$ for extra mounting hardware if possible (as a matter of principle . . . . plus I'm a bit of a tight ass)
. As Skibumwi shows; the integrated accessory bracket provided by Ztechnik is a demonstration of the manufacturer treating the customer more fairly IMHO.
The dealership I got my bike from said engine bars will touch on corners . . . . the Ilium engine bars look to be the most corner intrusive
, judging from the pictures on their site (which seem to go out of their way to limit showing the bars to just a couple of angles
). I've read the Ilium rear bars
are more comfortable for the pillion as compared to the taller Wunderlich product.
Chrome, powder coated silver and stainless steel sure do look good, but gravel rash and stone chipping do make a good reason to have black coloured bars - so hard to have class
and practicality rolled into one
- I personally wouldn't be concerned about bug splatter.
For me to have front & rear bars is a BIG $$ purchase ~ $1,000 aussie dollars (approx)
is not small change IMHO.
Even though I've read that ZTechnikís Z7103 Stainless Steel Engine Guards can fit the 1250; I'm really trying to wait on specific news from Ztechnik before I drop my cash in some companies lap.