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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Any guard from Kawasaki will fit. However, the only use I can see for them is as a place to mount highway pegs. Most "engine guards", or "crash guards" will do nothing to protect either the rider or the bike in an accident. And dropping a bike while pushing it can sometimes cause more damage with a guard than without.
I remember a story in a magazine where one of the staffers dropped a large touring cruiser at a gas pump, it had "guards", and because the guards stuck out so far, it didn't just fall over, but the guards acted as a pivot point, causing it to wind up almost upside down. It sustained over $5000 in damage.
My sisters '99 S10 pickup got rear ended at a red light. It was the base model with no rear bumper. The body shop said there was nothing but sheet metal damage, but that if it had had a bumper, there would likely have been serious frame damage. Seems that the '94 and up S10s have a weak point designed into the frame, between the cab and the bed, that is designed to buckle if the truck sustains a moderate impact at either end. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike