I'm contemplating moving on to another phase of modifications on a stripped down, heavily modified 2005 America, and I have a question about what now seems to be a useless part of the frame. The airbox was removed, battery relocated, side panels removed, so other than providing a place to secure some wiring, does anyone know of any use for the hanging "strut" in the middle? the only things I have connected to it now can easily, and most likely, will be moved elsewhere. But even as an air box mount, it seems awfully beefy, as if it was originally mean to for something else. And what's with the cross tube?