Outback Motortek vs Happy Trails Crash Bars and Skid Plate
I just purchased a 2017 650 xt and am getting ready to purchase some protection for the bike. I live in Utah and plan on riding a mix of fire roads and pavement and possibly some desert terrain. I am torn between going with Outback Motortek and Happy Trails. Can anyone speak from experience on which one they prefer or speak to the comments I have below? Here is a list of my concerns/knowlege...
Outback Skid Plate and bars:
Claims to have better clearance than happy trials
Does not mention weight
Better profile, sleeker look
Bars have better mounting
Happy Trials Skid Plate and bars:
I heard this setup reduces clearance by 2 inches
Has a weight, is it less or more than Outback Motortek?
Skid Plate is HUGE
Read that if the bike does fall the bar connection under the radiator will crumple possibly damaging radiator
I like that the bars go up higher than the Outback and have the option to include bags
Any .02 cents would be appreciated!