Sorry guys for being absent for so long--haven't forgotten the guards--plug is prepped with 2mm wax sheet--just need to make the moulds. The LH gurd will extend below the petcock and they will cover the tank up to the vent hole and then blend rearwards at the bottom--keep the faith.
ps I'm off to Romania in a couple of weeks--Dracula Rally--about a 3,500 mile round trip--4 days out, 4 days riding in the Carpathians (I think) and then 4 days back to the uk. About 70 Brit bikes are going.
Just seen a 2006 Adventure--black frame and new tank graphics are the only changes that I can see--but a new 690 LC4 replacement is coming--with fuel injection and a trellis frame like the 950 SM--I guess there will be an adventure model as well.