My Wee-Strom had the Walsh set-up on it already when I bought it.
So far so good...the PO had a low speed get off in some gravel
and I've had it fall off the side stand once
and the bars did their job. Last summer I did a trip to CO and tested the skid plate on some jeep passes and although it now has a few dings in it....it did it's job and I suffered no damage to the bike itself.
Here's a pic of the bike in action after
all of the above had happened!
edit: maybe I should post a pic of the side it actually fell onto.
btw...a pic of my bike on Ophir Pass is in the gallery on the Walsh website
I do believe that I tapped it a time or two on that pass.