Installation is very simple on most models. Foam pads are mounted to the back of the frame for protection and separation between the guard and the radiator core. Approximately 5mm of a "crush zone" is generated by these pads to absorb impacts. The guards are mounted in such a way that they can 'float' on the pads and not pick up vibrations from the bike or ground. Proper mounting varies from bike to bike, and from brand to brand, as specified in the provided customized instruction kits.
Post-installation, the guards are easy to clean and/or detach for a thorough removal of bugs and other debris. The guards look great in any color and complement the sometimes less-than-attractive radiator and oil cooler cowl area.