This is just one of the reasons I got the GSA instead of the GS. I knew I would have to get the guards that come with the GSA anyway. Glad to hear the culprit was an honest culprit. Good luck with the fix.
1966 Honda CL 160 sold
1998 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200C sold
2004 HD Lowrider
2009 KLR 650 sold
2011 BMW R1200GSA