OK, I have a dumb question! I pulled off the left bar weight to reconoiter what has to happen for crash guards and found a metal plug in the end of the bars. How do you remove this? I didn't get too crazy with my pliers, but I did try to rotate it. No go. So, how does it come out? Yeah, dumb, but there it is.
I think I'm going to try HDB guards and hope that I can get the ignition key in and out. A little bar riser will help there.