Hey! I recognize a few of you out there. It's good to be back, thanks. ZX9R, I live @ north shore Chicago.
I suppose that some explanation for the pic is in order:
My son works security at a nearby shopping center. Some geezer W/poor eyesight was attempting to exit after doing some shopping. Not seeing that there's a curb and subsequent drop-off, this guy's thinkin' that this is the way out and blasts over the curb, down the slope and stopping abruptly and the end of this wicked drop! I hear tell that it was a hell of a jolt! The driver ended up driving from the scene, but beware a slightly used merc on the market!
Here's another pic along with one of my projects last winter. They're Art carbon cans with two sets of straps.
While I was installing a fender eliminator (Comp werkes), I fabbed steel flat stock along the bottom, bent at the ends to align with the cans/straps. The steel piece is held to the fender eliminator with small lights using 1/4-20 drilled threaded studs. The lights really don't do jack, so I'll probably replace them with screws this winter.
All the steel was painted stealth jet flat black @ work.