Originally Posted by some call me...tim
BarkBusters makes a model specific version for the XC. I know you can get them from Twisted Throttle. They're not cheap, but go on easily. They've been discussed in one of these Tiger threads recently and there are tweak$ you can do to make them fit better.
Thanks. Would anyone have any input on exactly how useless the stock guards are? Are they basically useless even in a non-moving tip-over? I'm just trying to figure out if it's safe to wait until the first "nap" and corresponding cracks of the guards before replacing them or if the first "nap" will destroy the guards and snap the levers.