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  • Offline JayBee   gb

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    Radiator Guard or not?
    on: June 03, 2021, 01:28:31 pm
    June 03, 2021, 01:28:31 pm
    Hi, I want to put a radiator guard on but the bike regularly goes to 103 degrees when stuck in traffic. I'm concerned that the guard would affect the engine temp, does anyone have any experience with this?
    Thanks

  • Offline mose40   gb

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    Re: Radiator Guard or not?
    Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 07:23:35 pm
    June 04, 2021, 07:23:35 pm
    I would fit a radiator guard regardless - i have - if you're stuck in traffic then there's no additional airflow anyway - radiators ain't cheap

    Offline Jimmychenga   au

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    Re: Radiator Guard or not?
    Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 11:33:50 am
    June 06, 2021, 11:33:50 am
    I am the perfect example of why you need a radiator guard.

    March 5 bought a brand new 950s in gp white, April 28th bike written off . Why you ask well i bought it with radiator guard but the dealer ship could not supply as it was on back order i ask for a after market one got mucked around asked for my money back got mucked around. Out riding in the mountains holed the radiator, sprayed coolant all over the front wheel and i binned into a gutter, one minute i am riding the best roads in Australia next minute i laying in the middle of road wondering what just happened. New bike v2 arrives tomorrow with a radiator guard on it

    Alway have a radiator guard, damn things should be standard

  • Offline Paul_Smith   ie

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    Re: Radiator Guard or not?
    Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 12:02:31 am
    June 11, 2021, 12:02:31 am
    Oh wow! I am so sorry for your loss, it is gut wrenching to loose a bike that new. Back when they were cool, I wrote off a candy apple red ZZR600 at just under 2,500 miles. So new it was still on 3rd party only insurance which hurt almost as much as the broken collar bone I picked up when I crashed. 

    It sounds like you were able to walk away, so small mercies, eh?

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    Re: Radiator Guard or not?
    Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 02:54:26 am
    June 12, 2021, 02:54:26 am
    I have a radiator guard on my 2017 since new and live in hot Louisiana. Never any problem with overheating.
    We're lost but we're making great time!

  • Offline JayBee   gb

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    Re: Radiator Guard or not?
    Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 03:56:18 pm
    June 12, 2021, 03:56:18 pm
    Thanks for the help - radiator & oil cooler guards are now ordered  :763:
    Good luck Jimmychenga

     


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