True, they are great to work with, but the FE they have is pretty crappy. I ended up making my own which I like a lot better.
Edit* Don't get me wrong. They have a great price and are good people. Just looked odd to me once I had it on.
I have to agree with your assessment, and I'll elaborate.
I know we try to be politically correct and don't want to offend vendors who provide support for the forum, but sometimes for the benefits of everyone we just need to tell it like it is. Other 675 owners should be informed about the pros and cons of the Bikelitez FE before they make a purchasing decision.
The pros: I thought the price was outstanding! The deep discount given to forum members are most appreciated!
The black plexiglass license plate mount looks like it can take quite a beating. It's nice & thick/strong and looks esthetically appealing. The angle of the plate flows well for the position that it's mounted. The shape of the L-brackets looks decent from the side profile, it is not plain-jane boring like shelving brackets.
The cons: Although the profile shape is commendable, I didn't care for the two L-bracket arms that drop down from the muffler mounts as I think they drop down a bit too far from the muffler. This may just be my personal preference, so take it for what it's worth. There is more than an inch gap between the bottom of the muffler and the top of the plexiglass plate mount. It would be more appealing for me if the 2 L-brackets were replaced by a single lower profile U-shaped bracket. On a single sheet of stainless steel, this might mean less brackets produced per sheet, but if the profile is lowered, the number of brackets produced/stamped per sheet might be about the same number; something to be considered by the vendor. The overall engineering tolerances could use a little improvement IMHO, again this is subjective to my personal taste. Each L-bracket are fastened to the plexiglass plate with 3 pan-head screws/nut combination, 6 screw/nut combination total. 6 screws seems to be a bit of overkill. I don't suspect that bracket's going anywhere even with 2 screws and a couple of lock washers. The nuts on the bottom side are 6mm tall with the screw protruding an additional 7mm past it. That's a 13mm protrusion on the bottom side of the bracket, something that would be quite noticeable even at a distance. The esthetics could be improved if rivets were used instead of screws, and it would also be less labor intensive during assembly. The L-brackets appears to be made of stainless steel. If the bracket was black also, it would better match the plate mount, but again different people may have different preferences.
I didn't care for the 3 little holes drilled into the left L-bracket and thought it looked out of place. Initially I thought this was a defect, and was later informed that the holes were pre-drilled for the zip-ties to fasten the wire to the bracket. This certainly would work as intended, but zip-ties IMHO should be sight unseen. A black colored bracket and black zip-ties might blend together better. Upon close inspection of the led housing, the wire comes into the housing from the top on the same side as the license plate. If the bike ever sees water, either from rain or from being washed, I suspect that water may get into the LED housing. I can't say what effect that might have on the operation of the LED lights. If the LEDs are waterproofed inside the housing, then this would be a moot point.
Summary: Although it sounded like there's a lot of grumbling the FE is well made, it fits, looks decent, and does not say "Made in China" like everything else these days. The overall FE could be improved upon either by the vendor, or from the installer. Very few things are perfect in this world, but that's where personal modification comes in. If you're on a budget, hands-down, THIS IS A DEAL that can't be beat for the stock or TOR muffler. With a little end-user simple modification, this FE would look killer sweet!