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yup that is the same bar I have.... is your left side radiator shroud cut up from the guard? also what size are the upper engine mount bolts... I am going to have to cut mine off to replace them.. one of the PO's didn't tighten the bolts down and now they are bent... and very loose.. not even sure how the engine is staying in the frame.
 

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yup that is the same bar I have.... is your left side radiator shroud cut up from the guard? also what size are the upper engine mount bolts... I am going to have to cut mine off to replace them.. one of the PO's didn't tighten the bolts down and now they are bent... and very loose.. not even sure how the engine is staying in the frame.
Mine has a bolt stud measuring 10mm by 80mm long. There is no damage from these guards but you have to remove the shroud if your stud unscrews from other end or it will not clear that shroud. The guard on my CX was mounted to that same bolt and the PO stripped it so it is just sitting in there flopping. These motors are over-sized so one or two bolts missing will not even be noticed.



Here is best pic of left side I have. I do not see how shroud could be damaged by guard.
 

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That looks like the universal fit they used to sell in the back of motorcycle rags back in the day. IIRC, that particular bar always had an annotation that it wasn't made for the CX.
 

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I will post pictures of the left side tomarrow if I get off of work early enough... The fan shroud is defiantly FUBARed from one of the PO's being in a rush to install it... and the upper motor mount bolts that the crash bar use to mount are severly bent,
 

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I do not see how shroud could be damaged by guard.
The black plastic shroud on the Standard covers more of the side of the radiator than the later metal style, including the engine hanger bolts. It's not an issue on your GL.



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