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Question Radiator guard V650 2019 - seeking installation guide or guidance - anyone?

bought this off ebay. no instructions there, also none on parallel item on aliexpress.
can anyone tell me how I should install this?
I'm also puzzled as to how the bottom side stays connected.
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do the top tab holes match the radiator mounting screws?
I think that cable ties would be appropriate for the bottom.

When I made my own I used foam gasket tape between my guard & radiator to prevent rattles & rubbing.
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thanks. according to friend with same model of bike and guard the holes match. I will check. in the bottom picture you can see they supplied these strips of foam. Shall apply them.
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I bought the exact same and found that the bottom actually stays firmly in place once the top bar is attached. I had to add two washers to the back as the nuts were falling out of the metal piece.
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Double tape or cable tie should do the Job. Some guards have hook on top and bolts at the bottom , so you just hook it on and bolt the bottom which what I have and it has been in place for a very long time.
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I bought a great looking Chicon guard a few years ago and luckily one of the holes lined up with the top bolts on the radiator. But there was a type flange overhang on the other side with a home to bolt down from the top of the radiator, but that lineup was not how my '09 is configured. Put it in a vise and straightened out that flange, cut off the flange section then drilled a hole to line up with the other bolt on the front of the radiator. Was easier doing that work than trying to send it back and get a refund. the seller/mfg. communicated with me that all of their guards had that kind of setup and that should have been the specs for my Ver. 1. He was wrong.

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