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My Unabiker radiator guards don't fit. They are bent in at the top and bottom so much they hit the radiator body and I can't get the bolt thru them and the radiator mount flange. And they stand off so much at the bottom that the shroud isn't going to fit back on. I have an E, did I get shipped the S model? I really don't like that you can't contact Unabiker to ask questions, they won't give a phone number and haven't responded to my e-mail.

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His bends are not always presise and often require a bit on your part to get them in place. I had to tweak mine quite a bit on those bends as i had the same problem. I also had to ream one of the holes a bit plus grind on it as well. I did not mind though. I got it on and they work awesome. I'm a fabricator so i guess i have a little bit of compassion in this field and don't mind tweaking stuff. With all I had to do they were still worth every penny plus a couple nickels too. I don't understand why Brian has no PH# either :banghead: Thats kinda cheesy, he really needs to step up in that department :banghead:

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I have an S and mine were a very snug fit and I actually had to redrill the lower-left shroud bolt access hole. I also had to use longer shroud bolts to reach the tabs. In the end they went on. Make sure you are putting them between the frame and radiator.

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Thanks guys, I finally got them to fit. They are really tight! I had to do some custom bending and find new shroud screws. It got a whole lot easier when I pulled the front fender. I did get a very helpful response from Unabiker, but it seems like his installation instructions could be better written.

I fit Flatland Racing guards to my Honda a while ago, they sure were easier to mount.

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FWIW I just got mine today for my SM and at the top of the directions it said for S or SM...

I had them on in about 20 minutes and did not have one issue at all. No grinding or bending required. I also re-used all the stock bolts too. The hardest part was getting the radiator support bolts through the hole without dropping them. I used some tape to hold them onto the T-handle and no worries. I used a skinny dowel to get all the holes lined up before tightening everything down...

I hope I never have to test them out... :banghead:

Well there was one thing missing from the directions. I did not say you have to remove the seat before removing the tank...LOL

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No clearance problems with the Clarke tank either. I was a little worried based on some threads I have read...

I'm a happy customer. Now I'm wondering how they would look in blue... :banghead:

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FWIW I just got mine today for my SM and at the top of the directions it said for S or SM...

I had them on in about 20 minutes and did not have one issue at all. No grinding or bending required. I also re-used all the stock bolts too. The hardest part was getting the radiator support bolts through the hole without dropping them. I used some tape to hold them onto the T-handle and no worries. I used a skinny dowel to get all the holes lined up before tightening everything down...

I hope I never have to test them out...🤣

Well there was one thing missing from the directions. I did not say you have to remove the seat before removing the tank...LOL

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I never read the directions, what are those? :banghead: On mine the left side went on with out a hitch, it was the right side that was out of whack. The bottom mounting hole on the frame was almost 3/4 of the hole off so i had to oblong the hole. It still hit engine in that same area so i had to grind it.. If it werent for that it would have been a fairly simple install. I reused all my stock bolts though :banghead:

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I just installed the Unabiker guards with no problems, except that I had two screws left over. The package included 8 short screws with 8 washers and two more screws which were longer. I hope those were in case the shorter ones didn't reach. No problems with the install.

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Mine went on okay. I did have to re-drill the lower left hole on the left side as well to clear my Full Yosh. My bike had about 300 miles on it when I put them on. The ease of install is also directly proportional to how many times you dropped it before the install. :banghead::banghead:

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