Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Cheshire. England.
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Algard engine guard fitted.
I have received and installed my new Algard guard.
It is just about as high quality as aftermarket bike kit gets in my experience. It comes with a CD showing a set of photos of all stages of the easy installation. It is dead accurate with precision stainless steel brackets and bolts and fitted together perfectly with no drilling or filing of holes.
It even has a small tube of lock-tite.
I think it looks just fine on the bike but my wife (non-biker) reckons it looks better than standard.
It will provide all the protection for the pipes and air-filter that you could wish for against flying stones etc on gravel roads and trails, but it doesn't turn the Versys into a dirt-bike. Big impact underneath on rocks etc would still damage the silencer box. I consider the air-flow provision is quite good enough to keep the lower engine, pipes and silencer/catalyst cool.
Dont hesitate guys. If you want to continue riding when the tarmac ends, like I do, get one fitted before the spring.