Originally Posted by HogWild
I like the idea of the flexibility of HDPE in this application. It will flex a bit or a lot in a crash, and bounce right back, or nearly right back. To me, that's the value of using HDPE here. Aluminum will bend, maybe a lot, resulting in a permanently twisted nav setup.
It's buried somewhere in the back of this thread, but a spaniard named Paco Martinez rode a Kawasaki to the finish of the 2012 Dakar with a very ugly nav tower entirely made of HDPE and steel threaded rod. He used HDPE also on the skid plate and fairing brackets.
Found it: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=136