Title says it all. *Should* I wrap something in between the clamp and the bar?
+1 agree.If you think the highway peg mount would scratch your crashbar, do you really think that packing tape will be stronger and prevent that. Really?
I had pegs on my last bike for 9 years, removed them and there was minor scratching on the bars, not enough to ever make me think for a second about not using them or rigging up some sort of cushion that will inevitably make the peg mounts move anyway.
These bikes were made to ride, if you don't ever want a scratch on it, leave it in the garage.
I somewhat disagree; dings while working on the bike are preventable. A better analogy would be someone who buys a bra so the fairing doesn't get "road dings." I didn't, and my fairing has said dings. That's about riding, not fixing.Thanks fellas... Got them installed today. Didn't wrap anything on it. And had to move and adjust them and nothing mucked up anyway.
Volus -- yes I bought the bike to ride.. but do you also cover your faring or fender when doing work where you might whack your paint? same idea -- going to enjoy the f** out of it.. just if i could easily prevent marring up some other part then I'd do it.