Crash bars - Are any wide enough to protect with panniers?
I know the subject of crash bars has been discussed nearly ad nauseam, but I haven't seen anybody address the need for crash bars that protect when running a set of panniers.
FYI, I have an '04 DL1000 and the 3-piece Suzuki/Kappa luggage set.
As of a few weeks ago I'd pretty much decided on the Hepco-Becker crash bars, but I've been running my panniers more frequently recently and am planning a cross-country venture for next summer, so I think a wider option is necessary. Saw a cruiser today with some burley crash bars that matched the width of its panniers... makes sense. Its panniers, incidentally, also had mini crash bars (chrome of course :roll... so I'm also wondering if there's such an option for the Strom.
I feel like I've explored all the Strom's crash bar options, but perhaps this different perspective will generate some new responses.