A super poor product that guards absolutely nothing and smells horrible like I was inhaling toxic fumes. Do Not Buy.
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Does it’s job but for a 450x, you have to modify it. Shave the lower part and do yourself a favor, but a smaller oil cap so you don’t have to take the shield off to change the gear Oil.
I installed this item and it looks really good. I have yet to really put any miles on it. I started the bike and let it idle for a minute and got quite a bit of smoke off of the area right by the head. The instructions say that it should not be touching any part of the header and there is about two paper widths of clearance on the top and bottom of the bomb part of the header. The shield itself was too hot to touch with a bare hand after a short ride. I am hoping that this product will not melt? I will post some images when i get a chance. I hope that I get the protection for my pants and for my header.
This header gaurd looks really funky on my bike. It fits well and the two supplied clamps are good quality. The gaurd absorbs just enough heat to tolerate warming my fingers on a cold day here in British Columbia. For a hundred bucks your crazy if you don't protect your expensive FMF header. Get it !
This header guard is a lifesaver for my megabomb header. As soon as I noticed how hot it could get, I contemplated on getting this header guard. But after it melted a hole in my pants without me noticing, I went ahead and got it. Extremely durable and acts somewhat like a heat shield too. I love it! If you love riding (trails especially) and have the megabomb header, this guard is almost a necessity in my mind.
real protection, no fancy.
withstood a hard hit and only has some scrapes. little bit of a pain to get in the proper position but, well worth the time and money
The head pipe guard was easy to install and looks good. But most of all no more burned pants. One note on installation: as one other reviewer noted, after installing the guard the kick starter did contact my guard as well. Unbolting the kick starter lever and moving it counter clock wise one tooth on the starter shaft eliminated the interference.
This is a trick little piece, but it simply doesn't fit right. I bought this for my 2006 CRF450X with Megabomb header and no matter HOW I fit this, I can not get it to fit correctly. I called and e-mailed E-Line with not much assistance.
First off, it interferes with the oil fill bolt for the transmission oil, making it EXTREMELY difficult to get off without removing the shield first. I am almost positive it will cause me to strip the bolt sooner rather than later.
Secondly, the instructions say in bold NOT to let it touch the pipe in any location. However, no matter how I try to configure this thing I can not get it not to contact the header in 4 locations on the "bomb" part of the header...right at the weld lines.
Great part, No more dented header, and, no more burns...... wish they would include the mounting bolts though. CRF 450.
PIPE GUARD FMF MEGA BOMB KTM 350 SXF/ XCF 2011-2012 350 XCFW/EXCF 2012-2015