I've been destroying a set of carbon steel bars every single weekend. My theory is that since the bars aren't rubber mounted on this bike, I'd rather trash a set of $15 bars instead of a triple clamp or worse. The parts guy at the dealership tells me to stop worrying about it and talked me into buying some Aluminum bars. Of course, they sell Honda/Kawasaki with rubber mounted bars only. I'm not really hung up on saving a few pounds or anything... what are the advantages/disadvantages as far as reliability with Al vs steel?