I have a 2009 V that I bought brand new in CA. I ordered the H-B engine guards based on the good reviews found here. When installing this weekend, however, it seems that the plastic piece covering the charcoal filter or emissions control systems (I don't know the exact name) is in the way of the bar. Anyone know if this is exclusively a CA problem? If so, any way to fix without cutting into the plastic?
You got it- all I did was remove the cover, Dremel it to fit around the bars, and put it back on. All points of contact were still intact so I don't think it will be an issue. My one regret was being a little sloppy with the tool (there are a few cosmetic scratches on the cover now). But I'm not entirely disappointed. After all, that is one of my husband's power toys and I was just happy to have found it in the garage!