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Old 07-12-2013, 05:25 AM   #28
Sure, why not?
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Originally Posted by Baja Designs View Post
Unfortunately it does look like the 2013 is to different to work with the brackets at this time. But the crash bar mounts are a good option like JM did
Yes, I think crash bar mounting could work. The issue I see there, though, is that some brands of crash bars must be removed when valve clearance inspection is required, so this might mean having to disconnect the lights as well, and depending on how precisely the crash bars align, re-aiming. I also want to be sure that I do not block air flow to the radiators. For those reasons, I prefer a mounting solution that is not dependent on any other accessory. Sure, the interval on the GS-W is 12k miles, but whenever I can, I like to set things up to avoid extra effort down the line.

From all appearances, you make an excellent product, and there a re loads of GSs out there that your "close to turn signal" mounts will fit. I will certainly take a close look again, should you develop a mounting solution for the new boxers.
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