As mentioned in a previous post, we installed a set of front DirtRack Crash Guards on the KLR650 just prior to the Devil's Creek Dual Sport Rally. Unfortunately, we didn't find that the DirtRacks are up for serious rally work.
We run our motorcycles pretty hard on the forest trails and they're on their sides from time to time. There's so much sand that front washes that falls are inevitable. The DirtRacks collapsed in on the cowls fairly quickly even in these sandy conditions. They will need to be promptly removed and replaced. Very unimpressed.
Back to the Tusk. The Tusk held up during the entire season with no problems until a paved high-side collapsed the right side. That's understandable.
For the record, the rear DirtRacks Guards take a licking and have held up extremely well.