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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone buying an ALGARD engine gaurd?

Are there any forum members from the Lower 48 considering buying an ALGARD engine gaurd?? I have tried unsucessfully. I dont have a PayPal account. I really like this gaurd and was wondering if anyone was about to order one for themselves please PM me. Maybe we can work something out and you can order two?

Thanks. I will make it more than worth your time.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 10:06 AM
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The guy who made that is a member of this forum, shoot him a PM & let him know what's going on, maybe he can help you directly...

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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 04:39 AM
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I bought and fitted the guard.
See my post in modifications prformance.
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 06:47 AM
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Bought one, too. I just need to install it - too cold in the garage right now. The guy that made is very friendly, informative and helpful. The guard is excellent quality and build. I'd highly recommend it because it's not only functional (that's what you'll tell the S.O.) but it's also very good looking too. I can't wait to install it.
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You know guys if we dont buy this sort of very good aftermarket kit nobody will bother to develop stuff for us.
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Out of curiosity... whats the price on this? and does it allow adequate room to get to the oil filter for oil changes?


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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 06:41 AM
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About 100 euros but I can't remember exactly. No you remove it to do the oil filter and oil change.
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 08:09 AM
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You have to remove it for an oil change, but it easily unscrews from its brackets with 4 (I think) screws. No big deal.

I am very impressed with the fit and finish of my guard. It protects essentially everything in front of the muffler.

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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 09:13 AM
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I ordered one. The e-mail communication was very fast. Got the unit in 2 weeks, so I can say shipping was very fast also; I believe they shipped the same day I ordered. Just got it in a couple of days ago; packaging was done very well and everything was there (wrapped very well to avoid loosing parts). Haven't had a chance to put it on yet but I am very happy with the workmanship.

Removing the 4 screws won't slow down oil changes very much. I have an '06 Mazda Miata which I have lowered using Eibach springs (for better handling). To change oil in that; I have to drive onto some 2x8 boards in order to get it high enough to get my floor jack under, then I jack up the front enough to get jack stands under at the proper points, then I am able to slide under on my back and have to remove 6 screws and a cross brace plate to access the drain plug and filter (the filter is still barely accessible and usually makes a mess on part of the frame with oil when I remove it, so I have to clean all that up). Then I have to reverse this entire process to finish. Compared to that, changing oil in the V even with the Algard will be a snap.

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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 09:48 AM
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I have one on order, it shipped on Monday.

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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 07:32 PM
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I ordered two Algard engine guard on 15th mars for a friend of mine and myself. I have already received and installed the engine guard on my Versys. It is very good design on the engine guard and therefore easy installation. Without hesitation, I give it my recommendations.
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After I fitted my guard I had discussions with Algard and he made me an extension to the bottom plate so it overlaps the silencer box to stop it snagging on rocks or logs. It is great. I will post a photo of it when I have taken one.
He will supply the extension if anyone else wants it for 20euros.
I just heard he is very short of orders for his Versys parts and is having to source other work. We need suppliers to develop good quality kit like this.
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I want one but they will not respond to my emails or IMs.

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I received my Algard on Saturday, I got an immediate response when I ordered it, 12 day delivery to Seattle. Great quality!

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I want one but they will not respond to my emails or IMs.
Do you have another e-mail account?

Some of mine went to his spam folder.

Used my son's account and made it thru,,,,
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Do you have another e-mail account?

Some of mine went to his spam folder.
The same thing happened to me. When I used a different email account the service was prompt.
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I'm interested in this guard but don't know how to find it. Does anyone know his website or email? How much does is cost in the US?

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post #20 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-01-2009, 12:09 AM
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Do you have another e-mail account?

Some of mine went to his spam folder.

Used my son's account and made it thru,,,,
Probably not the best idea to have a spam filter on an email address that you use to take orders. I have also sent him IMs on this site and nothing.............

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