Guys (and Gals),
We have a new Canadian made stainless steel Husqvarna mid pipe guard on the way. We are looking at mid March shipping date. Here are a few photos. As you can see it fits the area well giving you lots of gripping surface, it allows the heat to escape without burning your $200 pants, and uses all factory mounting locations for a clean and easy install. Price should be $39.95. I have this set-up in our system for pre-orders.