Would installing a guard influence the air flow to a point it could damage the bike??
I have the OEM one, just we have an ongoing debate over this in our group.Maybe, maybe not? Are you buying an aftermarket guard or doing one yourself? Some have made their own, which you can do search if you haven't done so already. I would think it all comes down to the screen or guard you are choosing. How tight of a weave will it be? That would be the deciding factor of how much air flow it will provide. IMO. On the flipside, if you take a direct shot from road debris and damage your radiator. Then you are also toast! Probably not the answer you wanted. But its difficult to say without seeing what you are wanting to protect your bike with.
Yes, just like motor oil and chain lube. I get it. Full transparency, I just purchased an OEM guard myself online this week. So I am anxiously awaiting to see the quality. Again, if you do a search up above. You will find some useful links on the subject.I have the OEM one, just we have an ongoing debate over this in our group.
NO, radiator guards have been around for decades, no overheating issues, that werent caused by something else. I have always used them on all of my dirt bikes and in tight single track riding you are only going a few mph with very low airflow. I have never had any issues or ever heard of anyone experiencing overheating.Would installing a guard influence the air flow to a point it could damage the bike??
I can't imagine Kawasaki designing an OEM radiator guard that would damage their own bike. Install it, and keep an eye on the temperature gauge.I have the OEM one, just we have an ongoing debate over this in our group.