Originally Posted by brjray
Would be interesting to see an ANSYS or similar FEA analysis on this part to see how much stronger it is.
I don't necessarily think stronger was what he was originally going for. It's made to add a extra bit of room so his exhaust doesn't hit the bar. He was creative and made something that's esthetically more appealing while adding a bit more rigidity to the design. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that it's stronger than the OEM sheet. The question will be, how it will hold up to the constant flexing over time.
IMO, $195 is quite expensive for this part. Don't get me wrong, I think you probably have that much in time and material invested. It's just that sometimes making your own parts isn't always cheaper, especially when you're milling them out of a solid piece of aluminum. That being said, there's always a portion of the community that will buy them no matter what.