correcto jp its helps with those 2 you mentioned and 2 more it will protect the rad during a roll over and gives a good piont to have a strap to when going up some really off camber stuff so as to have people give ya that extra pull if needed to keep you from rocking one way or the other...as for the shakles they came on the heep soon to be tossed out....this heep is going through a build up and i am just adding things as i can... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />