I cut the fiber glass with a saw and strengthened the back of the R/H guard with Carbon Fiber...For the L/H side i made timber wedges and shaped them to suit. The cut out sections were positioned so the hoses, wiring, etc could not be seen.. but also being affective by not restricting the heat to escape from the radiator....i then reinforced the rear of the panel with Carbon Fiber as well.....
Ok, this is what i probably should of mentioned my bike has;
1. Big Bore kit.
2. P/C III Power commander
3. Race chipped.
4. RG3 Pipes
5. Nulon Green Long Life Concentrated Coolant
6. Water pump impeller upgrade.
It pushed 173HP on the Dyno (rear wheel).
My next purchase will be the microtec ecu chip from Chris.
The bike runs at a consistent temp of 93 degrees Celsius (199F) and will get to 101-102 degrees Celsius (215F) stuck in traffic, thats stand still for 4-5 minutes...
The difference with the modification to the guards is the heat escapes very quickly thus not allowing it to over heat...and once you accelerate the temp will drop 8-10 degrees immediately...