Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Any time you have multiple points of contact you reduce the chances of a bending force shearing something off. The wider base requires much more leverage to cause damage. Triangulation is key.
The elongated shape of the puck also helps prevent digging in, promoting a sliding action to further reduce that leverage force.
It looks like the main load is still on the bolt going through the spar, but should be spread through that plate to the engine cover bolt pattern. Better than a generic single point 'slider'.
The rail systems stunters developed go one better and tie into the frame at multiple points.... Far stronger, overall.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."