Running with some modifications on my bike. I have become aware of the shape and mounting of these accessories.
I like Susan's set-up using ram mounts they can flex away much more in a collision than my permanently and solidly fixed set up for my GPS, V-1 etc. I am setting up my KTM using Ram mounts for this very reason
I was just reading a post about sport bike modifications and how some of the really neat mods can be quite dangerous for the rider in any type of get off
This quote from the Stunt Bike Forum gives pause for thought.
" Re: lost another one
This was my best friend, killed riding his Ducati because some dick ran a stop sign. It's been 2 years and it still hurts like hell to think of him. His girlfriend found out she was pregnant 1 week after his funeral as well, such a sad story.
I wanted to say one of the reasons he was killed was because he had an aftermarket windscreen on his bike, carbon fibre one that I had earlier commented to him it looked rather sharp. Well, when he hit the car, that damn thing severed him in half basically. Guys, be careful what mods you put on your bike to "look" cool. Some of these things can bite you in the ass when you go down. ie.spike bar ends, sharp windscreens, etc, etc.
If I can avoid another brother riders death by this post by making them twice about putting some stupid shit on their bike that could severely injure them or get them killed in a crash then at least something good can come of this post."
It certainly gives one pause for thought