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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    R&G black guards.
    I also ride mostly chip and seal roads but sometimes I do get on gravel for a few miles. If it hinders my cooling in this Texas 100 degree heat I will take them off, but I don't expect it will.
    I'm in Texas and use an R&G. There is zero difference in engine temp on the move or standing still with or without the guard.

    I do what I can to prevent from being stranded on the side of the road, far from home.

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    Limecreek, That's good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strataj View Post
    Yea aren't Texas roads great... I put a fender extender on, look at this one https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...1f7f04d722dd9d

    Jay
    Absolutely the best one made.

    No holes and you can take it off and never know it was on.

    Had one on from new on the 15 RT, took it off to sell the bike and not a mark.

    Have one on the GS since new. It is really cool as it is flared out at the bottom and a bit bigger than the RT's.
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    I ordered one from Revzilla and it should be in Monday.

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    Theory behind fender extenders was originally that front tire flips nails up to they’re in position to puncture your rear tire ... there sure are more rear punctures.
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    I know on other bikes I used to put a mud flap on the front fender and have it almost dragging the pavement to keep stuff off the rear tire. This extender will be used to keep crud off the front of the motor and I expect my radiator guards should protect them. Still waiting to get the bike back.

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    'Twasn't a theory; I've read (a while ago) that some city's motor officers actually did a study and concluded that a flap or extension up front definitely reduced the rear flats. Considering that they sometimes need to ride on debris-laden areas (between lanes, on shoulders, etc.), that's fairly significant.

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    GSAW factory lowered, 89,000 miles, all except 1,000 on pavement from the East Coast to Alaska. No radiator guard, no fender extender. No radiator holes, no flats.

    Of course that could change tomorrow but I'll stick with my setup.
    2016 R1200 GSA

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    I think mine was a freak accident but for peace of mind I had the guards put on. My last bike was a Goldwing with114,000 miles and never had a problem.

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