Well, this is rather funny and a bit embarrassing. Turns out I don't have a leak at all. I was riding home in a downpour on Tuesday night and hit a large rock that bounced up under the front end with a bang. I knew it hit something, but couldn't tell what. All the water on the engine from the rain/road resulted in a lot of steam when I pulled up to the house so I thought I hit the radiator. I let the bike sit in the garage overnight as it was too wet to really tell where any water was coming from, and I didn't really think to look for coolant.
The next morning I saw an area of wetness on the front of the radiator that I assumed was a small leak, so I started the process of looking at my options. I got home last night and everything was dry, noticed there was no coolant in the moisture and my reservoir was at it's normal levels so I decided not to pull it off and fired up the bike to look for any leaks and there are none, thankfully. I had no idea the exterior of the radiator could take 2 days to dry off.
Turns out I panicked, but I did learn it's more a pain and expense than I'd like to deal with so I ordered a Cox guard from RidersDiscount this morning. Thanks again for the links and wisdom.
Hopefully this thread at least clears up the question on g2 Versys/Ninja rad options for someone in the future. :-)
Last edited by ernien; 01-22-2016 at 12:24 PM.