Installed on an 05 450x powerbomb. Guard needed quite a bit of trimming off the lower rear to clear the oil fill plug. CF is easy to trim with a Dremel and i didnt remove anything that was necessary for protection. My guard gives plenty of front, side, and clothing protection. I have damaged plenty of headers to feel this E-line guard will do its job well. I give it a 4 b/c of this. I certainly expect a guard to fit and dont think anyone paying this much needs to spend another 1/2hr trimming to fit- but i did and now am quite happy with it. Whatever. If you want a great guard for your powerbomb- this is it. Just be aware it may not fit out of the box.
EDIT - my review here is for a MEGA bomb header and Megabomb Guard.
This product is sturdy, stronge and works to keep the hot header from burning you or your riding gear. However, I think the design is a bit off. It is made to fit on the top of the pipe instead of the side. If you tip the bike over on a rock, it's the side that will be damaged. I was able to force mine down a little, but am not real happy with how it fits. It does protect me from burns, but if I hit a rock just right, it will do nothing to protect the pipe.
This is a well made product, no doubt about it. For the cost, I dont think its worth it. Realistically a new FMF powerbomb header is $140 USD anyways.. So for $94 its a bit of false economy. BUT, by far the biggest issue! If you have Radiator gaurds (particually stock honda gaurds(australia). This will NOT fit! I had to cut a large portion of it off, because as mentioned by someone else, it is designed to protect the top of the pipe not the side/bottom which is reliculous. Its almost like its designed so when I look down when riding I can say "oooooooo I have a carbon fibre pipe gaurd!". If you want a guard to protect from heat its not bad.. But to protect the pipe it is fatally flawed. As above its fit is not perfect and required a fair bit of work to make it happen.
E-Line Pipe Guard is just like all E-Line components they look good but don't fit or meet the durability testing of dirt bikes. I too had to trim and fit this component, to include an E-Line Skid Plate that had; no drain holes, extra holes exposing my 450's coolant resevior to damage, and only one incorrectly engineered support bracket that does't fit the contour of my 450s frame, E-Line customer support stated. "If you don't like our products don't buy them !" ...no problem... E-Line I won't buy them and I plan on telling every dirt biker I know how truly poor your plastic products fit and perform, as they are not true composite parts. They are foo foo expensive plastic parts. Signed: Dirt Biker North West
I agree, I had to cut this to get it to fit.. and even then it was a rough fit.. I have had it for over under a year and it looks like crap.. First hit on rocks its almost in pieces.. For a company to state "If you dont like it, dont buy it.." Poor form.