Aparently the older guards were made different then the newer ones. Chris "Vulcan89" just dropped off his scoot for engine repairs and his guard is made the same way. I guess it was made that way so if you had to pull the radiator you could remove the guard without removing the right exhaust down pipe.Um, except for the bracket on the left side, which looks like it's being held in place by a bolt. That should be in line with the one on the other side... I do believe the baby took a tumble!
I'm told the engineer who designed those early guards was severely chastised, and then fired. He was planning a similar modification to the frame so stator replacement would take less than two hours!