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Offline cyanide sid

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Rad Guard
« on: July 22, 2017, 03:46:28 PM »
Its time to fit a guard before a stone causes a rather big bill,
Can't make my mind up between R&G , Beowulf and Evotech ,
Beo looks the easiest to fit just hook over the top and fix with the lower bolt, but
noticed on the forum its possible they rub against and damage the rad .
Any one had this problem and advice on one to go for appreciated .
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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 04:31:57 PM »
I've had a Beowulf fitted for 18+ months now, with no issues  :028:
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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 09:16:04 PM »
Fitted an Evotech this morning, very easy if you are comfortable removing fairings on both sides.

Simply stick on the two pieces of foam to prevent damage and rattling, remove the two bolts hang the guard on the right hand side bolt and replace the original bolts, easy.

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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 08:10:18 PM »
Evotech is a really high quality product with a very durable finish. Think there might be a 10% discount on the site somewhere.

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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2017, 09:33:58 PM »

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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 08:19:07 PM »
Looks like a good un Foxy , price about right , did you have to remove
the fairing to fit it ?

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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 09:16:01 PM »
Yes I removed the fairing but that was because I'd had the radiator off anyway for the repair. Don't know if it can be fitted without removing fairings but I think it would take longer fiddling with bits than it would take to remove and have good access. Good luck.

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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2017, 07:09:55 PM »
Can I ask a daft question:
 
   Does fitting a radiator guard restrict the air flow to the radiator and cause over heating and over work the fan trying to keep things cool????

Thinking of fitting a radiator guard, but not if it causes the engine to over heat unnecessarily .

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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 08:11:59 PM »
Been to Italy and Spain in some fairly warm weather and not experienced any overheating problems, and not heard of anyone else experiencing overheating that can be blamed on a rad guard either.

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Re: Rad Guard
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 10:40:06 PM »
No overheating probs on my Z1000SX or my other bike. Rad guards are a no-brainer for me - they weigh and cost very little, aren't very noticeable and prevent the very costly and extremely inconvenient event of a holed radiator. As standard, bikes have soft aluminium radiator right in the line of fire from debris from front wheel etc - highly vulnerable.

 


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