I know... I had to replace the one on my Warrior. A stone got caught between the belt and the pulley. The pulley pushed it up into the belt causing a dimple. The dealership said that the bikes torque would shred the belt if I "got on it". So... with the torque of the Raider... I could only imagine what would happen.
The belt guards serve a purpose. Remove them if you wish... just thought I'd forwarn you.