........I made a little cover for it. Had a little scrap aluminum laying around the house and used a pair of snips and the edge of the workbench to make the bends. Worked out pretty good, made it then painted it and put it on. Hopefully this will prevent the dreaded boot-caught-on-TPS problem alot of people seem to be having with the '11. Love the bike so far, just installed the hour meter right after break in and the first ride. Already more comfortable and faster than I was on my old RM250 2 stroke. Anyway, here is a pic of the guard.