my f/s crash bar was a real pain, put it on/took it off/put it on/took it off but i was patient and eventually i did get it with only a few bad words. no bfh thank gawd. i ended up pulling the fore head pipe out a few inches, putting the right upper mount (the loose one, the only one that comes off) on the frame FIRST, putting the head pipe back in, getting all of the other bolts in finger tight, then the upper right bolt into the crash bar last. then tightened them all, of course. like i said, it was a real pain, mostly because they are down so low. good luck!
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