- How To
What Do They Do?
- Protects the coating or metal on your clutch cover
- Adds grip
- Covers up a worn looking cover
- Gives your bike a clean look
What Are They?
These are thick vinyl protectors that have a very strong adhesive backing. They apply easily but don't add bulk to your engine cover. These are not made from sandpaper type material, so they will not wear down your boots and riding gear.
Available in one guard or a pack of 3 to save you cash!
Keep in mind, these guards do not last forever. The lifetime of them depends on the care taken while installing, as well as your riding style. Protecting your engine covers with guards is much cheaper and easier than refinishing your covers every few months due to wear and tear on the coatings/metal.
Image may not be an exact representation of the guard for your model, but you will receive the correct guard for your bike.
- Made from 0.7mm thick vinyl
- Extreme high adhesion allows guards to stay in place
- Textured finish provides grip between rider and bike
- Perfect fit ensures edges do not peel up prematurely
- All black design with model of bike printed into guard
Features a corner guard, which prevents peeling in high wear areas
- Adheres to aluminum, steel, plastic, powder coat, and cerakote
- Sold individually, or in sets of 3 and 5 to save you cash!
- 100% made in the USA!
Some guards may have a cutout around raised lettering, such as on CR125 models. These only fit on stock clutch covers.
How To Install Guards
- Have a heat gun or hair dryer on hand.
- Do not use any type of water, windex, or soap solution while installing guards.
- Install guards in a warm area to help them adhere and conform better.
- Remove any glue, dirt, or grease from frame or cover.
- Clean surface with isopropyl alcohol or contact cleaner, and let dry.
- Use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm up the surface and guard if temperature is below 60F.
- Peel part of the paper backing away, and line up guard at the most detailed part.
- Be sure not to touch the part surface or adhesive with your bare hands.
- Once you are happy with the alignment, tack the guard down at the center and work your way from the center towards the edges.
- If the guard is off center or an air bubble starts to form, you can carefully peel up the guard to correct.
- As you get to the edges and tighter spots, creases may start to form. Add a small amount of heat to stretch the guard so it lays flat.
- Do not apply excessive heat, as this may melt the guard.
- If your cover or frame has tight crevices, use a soft rubber or plastic edge to help press the guard into those spots.
- Once the guard is fully tacked in place, heat the guard again while applying pressure. This is very important to the adhesion of the guard, so make sure you don't skip this step.
Getting The Most Out Of Your Guards
- When installing the guard, make 100% sure the surface is clean and the edges are not hanging off the part.
- It is not recommended to use boots with steel toe caps, as this will wear out guards much quicker.
- If you notice an edge start to peel up, apply heat and tack it back down or lightly trim the edge.
- If using a pressure washer to clean your bike, take caution around the guards.
Removing Old Guards
- Before removing a worn guard, apply heat to help soften up the adhesive, this will also prevent adhesive from being left behind.
- If adhesive is left afterwards, tack the old guard over the adhesive and this will help peel it up. Use a contact cleaner or isopropyl alcohol to remove any leftover adhesive.
Tags: Grip Tape, Frame Tape, Engine Tape, Clutch Cover Guard, Flywheel Cover Guard, Ignition Cover Guard, Engine Cover, Frame Grip, Engine Grip, Frame Covers, Engine Guard