Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Westminster Maryland
That's not a dumb question !
First of all, I have the same crash bars on my Strat !
you just use decent 6 point sockets on the nuts used for the install, you won't have to be taking them off much so you will be just fine, just use the right sized socket, the nuts may be hard chromed, my bar is black powder coat for a good reason. But all the chrome parts are fine. I don't know what bike you are gettting but most have a pretty good chrome on the parts. And you can always replace the hardware if you do mess it up oneday. Go for it !
My Strat S is the Chrome monster, so I went with black on most of the addon's, and it paid off, as I have scraped the bars a few times, it appears slightly lower than the foot boards, So touch up with a spray can is the way I cure the minor road rash on the protective bars.
07 Stratoliner S with MS Batwing, MS lowers, Buck lowers, custom large trunk rack, King tourpack trunk, air horn, See me Now tail light and headlight pulser mods. Led lighting all over. Night rider tail light setup on the trunk.