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Anyone have any experience with these Kawasaki Versys cowling guards? I think that this is Kawasaki's attempt at making a product to sell in place of the after market engine guards, crash bars, that are encountering mounting problems on the versys. Kawasaki's Item # is 123CPS0019
I guess this is Kawasaki's version of frame sliders.
They are pretty pricey!
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Anyone have any experience with these Kawasaki Versys cowling guards? I think that this is Kawasaki's attempt at making a product to sell in place of the after market engine guards, crash bars, that are encountering mounting problems on the versys. Kawasaki's Item # is 123CPS0019
I guess this is Kawasaki's version of frame sliders.
They are pretty pricey!
Well, I, we, will soon know more about the Kawasaki cowling guards. I ordered a set today at my local dealer and expect delivery next Wednesday.
I will post photos of the installed guards.
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They are designed for tip overs. Not frame sliders.

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Wow! they are expensive!

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Ouch...they better do something else for that price...
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Wow! they are expensive!
As compared to what?

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As compared to what?
Compared to proper guards like these they are a rip off...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VERSY...item588f83f9cd

My versys fell over without any guards at all about 2 months ago... The bar ends and engine case/shifter were scratched... The cowling never came close to hitting the ground... Engine guards are the way to go...

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This type then.

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Compared to proper guards like these they are a rip off...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VERSY...item588f83f9cd

My versys fell over without any guards at all about 2 months ago... The bar ends and engine case/shifter were scratched... The cowling never came close to hitting the ground... Engine guards are the way to go...
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Compared to proper guards like these they are a rip off...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VERSY...item588f83f9cd

My versys fell over without any guards at all about 2 months ago... The bar ends and engine case/shifter were scratched... The cowling never came close to hitting the ground... Engine guards are the way to go...
Some people may not want the off-road / adventure bike look on their Versys so the OEM ones are a viable option.

Everyone would ask me what the frame sliders were on my ninja.

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I have had an off on my bike with the OEM engine guards here



The bike slid on tarmac for about 20 feet and the guard wore away. The frame and cowling was undamaged. The big hit was the handguard, which snapped off breaking the screen in two. So the engine guard has been replaced, the handguard has not!
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