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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2019, 05:13:50 PM »
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Just ordered one of the EP rad guards and will make double sure it get fitted as advised on here...had these on several other bike with not issues to be fair so fingers crossed...
Very frustrating that the whole idea is radiator protection and it could be the very item that causes the problem.. :087:
if fitting properly it's not. Problem as the foam. Protects it and it's sits a little off the rad. Good investment given cost of new rad especially fitting is under your control but a stone going through your rad isn't..
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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2019, 05:16:47 PM »
Good call... :828:

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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2019, 03:01:44 AM »
 :828: Everyone for your help!

Rad Guard all fitted properly now...and nothings fallen off  :745:

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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2019, 07:21:06 PM »
Looks just like mine.... :046: other that it still being in it box ready to fit...look the dog's though.... :062:

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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2019, 08:30:49 PM »
Nice job shandy
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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2019, 05:45:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Teddybear [+]
Looks just like mine.... :046: other that it still being in it box ready to fit...look the dog's though.... :062:

Follow the instructions on here and you can’t go wrong, it’s not too hard really.

Just remember you only need to remove LHS fairing, not both  :oh_no:

Remove two bolts one on top of Rad and one on bottom.
Rad guard slips over the lug on right side and then replace the bolts on left side with guard added.

It’s a tight fit but needs to be.

Don’t forget the sticky pads which should run parallel down each vertical side of the Rad!  :028:

If you’re handy with a ratchet it’s unlikely to take more than an hour.

Does look cool but once the fairings back on you can’t really see it unless you’re looking, but it does a good job and provides peace of mind.

I noticed some damage from stones and such on Rad as I was fitting this, glad nothing serious but it highlights how venerable the Rad is!

Took me longer because I removed both sides, washed and ACF50’d EVERYTHING!
That and I’m a complete numpty! Lol  :087:  :745:
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 05:50:10 PM by Shandy »
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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2019, 12:44:27 PM »
mine mounted this morning



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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2019, 01:55:27 PM »
I can't help thinking that these guards that fit smack up against the radiator aren't really the best solution. If they get crap on them air flow to the rad is restricted, you can't see or clean the rad itself without taking the thing off and chaffing can cause a leak. I've got one myself and I'm wondering if I haven't made a mistake.
The grill across the whole front of the fairing gets round all those problems and I think it looks pretty good. They seem to be known as, 'downpipe guard grill protectors'. Of course fitting direct to the fairing may not be quite so easy and it would have to be taken off every time the fairing comes off.
Anyone got one and willing to comment??  :187:

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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2019, 03:38:08 PM »
on my old FZS 1000 Fazer, a protective grille was mounted on the original radiator, the aluminum fins are much more fragile than steel.
when to the airflow, it is more than enough to cool the bike

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Re: Rad guard fitting help
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2019, 06:41:56 PM »
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mine mounted this morning



I just want to get some solvol and wire wool to those down pipes! :745:

 


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