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Just got and installed the barkbuster storm handguards, and the sw-motech engine guards, both from twisted throttle along with the MRA Vario windshiled ($170). I have not installed the windshield, because I put it up against the stock, and it wasn't much taller. People have reviewed it to be much better than the stock. I also found a GIVI 410ST windshield from motorcycle superstore for $115.

I'll install the givi first and if it's as good as they said in the bike project vidoe in motorcycle.com, then I'll keep it and return the MRA Vario. Instead, I will buy the sw motech rack ($199) for the givi topcase

Has anyone installed the fenda extenda $40 and how protective is it of the radiator. I was also thinking of the radiator protector, but it was $86, worth it?
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I have both the fenda extenda and an EP radiator protector. I'd rather the slight extra weight and cost, particularly when those little black bits of macadam have been known to be thrown up into the fans, jamming the motors and burning them out, and here in NYC they're ever-present.


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Has anyone installed the fenda extenda $40 and how protective is it of the radiator. I was also thinking of the radiator protector, but it was $86, worth it?

I installed both right after i got my 2009. If you have to replace a radiator it gonna cost you about $500.00 unless you can score one on ebay. So to me it was worth it. BTW i used Gorilla Glue to install the Fenda Extenda.


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I installed both right after i got my 2009. If you have to replace a radiator it gonna cost you about $500.00 unless you can score one on ebay. So to me it was worth it. BTW i used Gorilla Glue to install the Fenda Extenda.


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Good point, Weljo- I'd almost forgotten the the extenda came with screws. I too opted to use adhesive instead of screws. Screws plus tire area=not so much. Thinking back I used a plastic weld epoxy- the kind that comes in the double tube syringe...


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Good point, Weljo- I'd almost forgotten the the extenda came with screws. I too opted to use adhesive instead of screws. Screws plus tire area=not so much. Thinking back I used a plastic weld epoxy- the kind that comes in the double tube syringe...

Glad you mentioned it. It was the Gorilla Glue Epoxy that i used.

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Highly recommend a Fenda Extenda to keep gravel from bouncing off the front of the engine and bouncing into the fan, jamming it against the radiator. That's exactly what happened to me. I have an Evotech radiator guard on the front, looks nice, fits well, and you pay for that. See these short thread references on Fenda, radiator, some have pics, etc:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=20155
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=7162
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Glad you mentioned it. It was the Gorilla Glue Epoxy that i used.
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