I took off my rear tank guard to repaint it and in the process sheared off two bolts in the crossmember. Just to ensure that I really blew it, I then sheared off an EZ-out in the remains of one of the bolts. So I'm pretty much never going to be able to bolt my OEM tank guard to the crossmember using the existing holes. To complicate things even a little further I have a hitch adapter in the crossmember similar to the dixon-bate one in this link:
So my plan was to buy a new tank guard like this one:
I would cut out the section for the hitch adapter and use different holes to bolt it to the crossmember.
My questions are:
1. Does anyone have one of these guards and does my above plan sound reasonable?
2. Does this guard replace the OEM guard or cover it?
3. Does it accomodate the sway bar?
4. Does anyone have a different solution to my dilemma?