Originally Posted by cross-country
I think you are making too many assumptions about the Design. The weight of the system is being supported by a massive chunk of 6061. For these plates to encounter the forces you are talking about they would have had to suffered a massive impact. None of the nav equipment would survive, forget the rider. The deflection that the HDPE would offer might save the nav equipment in a crash.
It still has the top backbone bolted to the top triple was my guess right?