Originally Posted by Ruger
They make them out of plastic so that the constant side to side vibes wont crack you windsheild. would you rather pay $9 for a little plastic trinket or 3 bills for a new window...man.
Over a year ago, I put the Touratech metal parts on my 05 GS12. While also installing Tobinators I cracked the holes around the stock windshield. (Note to self: Do NOT use Loctite on or near acrylic. Doh!). If any windshield were going to have additional cracks due to metal-on-plastic mounts, I think it would be this one. After stabilizing the cracks with small holes drilled into the end of the cracks, no further migration has occured. This is with the additional stress of a Laminar Lip.