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I just got my Kawi Engine Guards today. I was surprised to find out that I just paid 120 (plus tax) for plastic with adhesive.

Here is what I got =(






Oh well, here is what they look like on =)





I hope I never need to "TEST" them out!
 

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I like them and would like a set, but $120's a bit more than I'm willing to spend. I do think the plastic is a good idea... it will wear down, rather than potentially damage the motor if they were made of metal.

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Yeah, I should of researched these out more before I ordered them. It was certainly an impulse buy. But I figured I couldn't go wrong with OEM. Oh well, Live and Learn (I doubt it though, I never seem to).
 

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Hey, I've spent more than that on things that turned out less than I'd hoped. Just a part of the game. Slap 'em on there, because they do look good and hopefully they will help. I know that, in my driveway drop, they likely would have saved me from a few scratches and a broken part or two. Maybe see if there's a better adhesive option to secure them.
 

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OUCH! I guess they will work well for a tip over, but god forbid you crash at any speed - they would just be shredded off...

OH well - at least they cover both sides... The Rizoma lower engine guard only covers the right side - nothing for the left side. I guess in Italy, people only crash on the right? WTF?
 

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OUCH! I guess they will work well for a tip over, but god forbid you crash at any speed - they would just be shredded off...

OH well - at least they cover both sides... The Rizoma lower engine guard only covers the right side - nothing for the left side. I guess in Italy, people only crash on the right? WTF?
I think the point of the Rizoma one is that there is more sticking out further on the right side than on the left. So, on the left side their normal frame slider would take most of the damage, but on the right side the frame slider alone wouldn't provide the same level of protection.
 

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Wish Woodcraft would make a set. For that money you can just replace the cover if scratched. But if you're left on the side of the road due to leaking oil, the plastic covers might seam reasonably priced if they do their job.
 

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I just got my Kawi Engine Guards today. I was surprised to find out that I just paid 120 (plus tax) for plastic with adhesive.
Btw, where did you got it from? After lot of time spending, are the only things that fits into bikes design.
 

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The small one on the left side fell off while riding =(

We were doing a group ride and on a smooth surface street. It just fell off. If I wasn't in such a large group, I would of went back to pick it up. Damn things were expensive. But instead, I left it behind.

Learn from my mistake, don't buy these! Now, I wonder when the other one will fall off.
 

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Wow, these sound like quality stuff! (not.)
 

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Just for the hell of it - go back and complain to the dealer. For the price, maybe they will order you a free one if you complain loud enough that the OEM stuff was crap.

Worth a shot, man. Worst thing they say is "Oh well, tough luck." Which is where you are at right now!
 

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