I want to replace my fork guards. The lower white plastic guard that takes roost damage. My stock ones are not bad, but I like a spare set hanging around. My first thought was some nice Lightspeed carbon model. However, the 99.00 price made me think again. My next option was the aftermarket. The sets locally run about 30.00. I can save here going through the TT store, but thats scary as its so much fun to add to the order to get free shipping. Just for fun I decided to price the oem pieces. Price (online) for the OEM fork guards on a 2006 yz 250 were about 15.00-19.00 dollars each. Really not too bad. One one of the oem sites I screwed up and entered "Model" as 2006 YZF 450.. This bike has the same fork guards (according to the aftermarket) as all of the full sized Yamaha race bikes from 2005-2007. I was shocked to see them priced very differently than the guards intended for the yz 250 two stroke. Can someone else run this experiment and confirm I am not nuts? Maybe even post back the cost differences? I saw this on all of the oem yamaha places I looked at. I dont want to spill the beans and were not talkign a dollar or two discrepancy. Again, the bikes I checked were 2006 models., First was the YZ 250V and the second was the YZ450F. Just for fun I entered the same two bikes in the 2007 model year and found the price gap was similar. I did not price 2008 guards as they changed and will not fit the earlier machines.