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I have and use that exact same one. The metal it is a heat sink and gets really hot. I plastidipped mine because plastidip is a heat retardant. Works great. Very well secured via zip tie.
 

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Good find. I'll have to get one as well.
 

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I have and use that exact same one. The metal it is a heat sink and gets really hot. I plastidipped mine because plastidip is a heat retardant. Works great. Very well secured via zip tie.
Can you post pics? I want to see how you mounted it.
 

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One zip tie through the loop at the top, hooks hook around the bottom of the radiator. No brainer, it will all make sense when you have the item in your hand. Its like the radiator was designed to have a cover mounted over it. Yamaha even sells an OEM radiator cover and i think the install also recommends using a zip tie.
 

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Did you have to remove any body panels to put it on?
 

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No, it's easy hook and zip tie on, takes less than 1 minute
Sounds good. I ordered it yesterday. Is plastidipping it necessary? Does it matter that the guard gets hot?
 

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No you don't need to plasti-dip it. Having more mass for heat to dissipate if anything should be better and keep the bike cooler. If It's aluminum anyway, then it'll get real hot when stopped, but also cool off really quick. If it's steel then it may get hot and stay hot, but should be relatively cool while moving.
 

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It arrived today. Tomorrow I'm going to my personal mailbox at the UPS Store and pick it up. And install it. I'll post pics.
 

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I have one as well. It does what's intended to do and you can't really see it unless you go looking for it. Although it looks a bit much in the photos, it's actually pretty subtle once installed.
Easy to install without the need for removing anything and no tools needed. I also just used a ziptie. Hasn't budged.
 
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