The Scotts Performance Shark Fin is a rear brake disc guard CNC machined from a solid block of 6061 aluminum alloy that ends up being 3/8 ths of an inch thick. With the Shark Fin you stop wondering when the guard will be damaged and start wondering if it can be damaged. It’s a valid question too. Some riders have had their Shark Fins for years and still rave about them. And what’s not to love? The design incorporates the brake caliper carrier into the guard, and the axle functions as a major support point. That way the guard doesn’t rely on weak tabs and simplifies your brake/guard configuration.
So what’s the big deal? The deal is that you get a guard 25% thicker and 200% stronger than other options so you can keep your brakes intact when you decide to say hello to a rock, all thanks to the Scotts Performance Shark Fin.
Like most things I buy I looked at the reviews before buying this for my bike. It sounded like a stout guard and it is. I have smacked quite a few rocks with it, the up side is I didn't realize until I washed my bike. The guard bears the scars of my rides, but they are pretty minor for the most part. It makes me wonder what would have happened without the guard in place? Luckily I bought it and don't have to stress about it. Like most everyone else said, "it's a very stout guard that will give you the best protection you can get". I speak from experience, buy this and don't worry about it anymore, you will not regret your purchase guaranteed!
Cheap insurance for your rotors...ever prices one!
I've used this on both an xrl650 and ktm 450 exc. Nice to not stress over riding in creek beds with baby head sized rocks. A friend damaged his rotor ...on a klr 650, a replacement rotor is close to two bills. Yuck.
Mine has evidence of being use numerous times...surface damage only on the fin. The stock protector of the ktm 450's was plastic on my model year. Actually, most every ktm 450 exc I seen is missing the plastic protector.
This was an important upgrade on both of my bikes.
The best shark fin on the market period. Don't be afraid of the installation! if you can remove your rear tire for just a second you'll have this little jewel installed! Rocks in the Nevada desert have been hammering my Scotts Shark Fin for two years! Will be on all of my bikes in the future!