Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Livin' in a Poor Man's Shangri, La. aka New Orleans
my vote, and action, is yes on both of the protectors. Cheap safety and wallet insurance.
search on this site for radiator guards and you'll find VERY inexpensive options, gutter guards, car grills, DIY, etc.
I have a Cee Bailey guard on my headlight. They are not made anymore, but ebay may be your friend. A friend, on a 2015 gs, is on his second as his first was shattered by a rock. That headlamp assembly is, what, $1500?
You don't have to be off road for a car or truck to throw a missile in your direction, right?
that LED is pretty bright, I would not worry about decreased illumination because of a headlight protector. If a rock kills your headlight you'd have no illumination