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Offline Mrchow   us

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Radiator guard ?
on: April 28, 2019, 02:53:34 pm
April 28, 2019, 02:53:34 pm
Radiator guard a must donít plan on going off road

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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 05:47:44 pm
    May 08, 2019, 05:47:44 pm
    I installed the radiator guards for oil and water.  Evotech has a great product with thorough instructions.  Added bonus the instructions explain how to remove the panelling.  Well worth the approx $usd120 for both with shipping. If you don't purchase them then I strongly recommend carrying Jb weld at all times.  Saved my friends GS1200 (and he only rode on street).

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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 10:14:35 pm
    May 08, 2019, 10:14:35 pm
     :0461: I installed Evotech rad and oil guards too - recommended. Just can't understand why the radiator particularly isn't better protected by default given its vulnerable position. Fender extender and rad guard a must as far as I'm concerned - oil guard probably less so but still worth doing.
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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 11:08:30 pm
    May 24, 2019, 11:08:30 pm
    Motorman, thanks for the advice on the Evotech.  I  just installed the Evotech Rad and Oil screens. Very easy and clean install, plus you learn how to remove some of the plastic. I am sure that at some point that will come in handy.

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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 05:59:33 am
    May 25, 2019, 05:59:33 am
    Very handy if you want to save labor time when it comes time to service the bike, you can access the wire harness and run gps power cleaner and easier. 

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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 03:37:31 pm
    February 22, 2020, 03:37:31 pm
    I also have installed a set of the Evotech radiator and oil guard protection screens....pics below!







    Very pleased - easy to fit, fiited well, and enhanced both look and protection.  Nuff said.... :001:

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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 06:30:05 pm
    February 22, 2020, 06:30:05 pm
    They look good ducati_al

    Did you have to remove any trim to fit the oil guard?

    Are they held in place with tie wraps?
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 09:56:35 pm
    February 22, 2020, 09:56:35 pm
    They are positively mounted the Evotech guards - that'd one reason why I chose them.  The oil cooler guard clips over the top of the rad, then a bottom arm slips over an OEM grommet mount, so well held in.   The water rad guard is held by four bolts that fix a lower fairing mount to each side of the radiator - so again, its going nowhere.  The only thing I had to do on my Bike was loosen my SW Motech crash bars as the front bar is in front of the rad with only a 5mm gap.  You fix some foam rubber strips to the edge of the oil cooler which the guard then sits on, and with the water rad guard , four rubber mounts push into the back of the guard, which makes sure that stands slightly clear of the rad also.

    Funnily enough the oil rad part was slightly easier than the water rad on my bike. It's not hard to remove the nose section and it doesn't have to come right off - just drop forward.  The instructions are very clear, parts are good quality and fit well.  Looks good too without shouting "hey look at me" like some of the brighter stainless guards.  Recommended!


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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 06:04:40 pm
    February 23, 2020, 06:04:40 pm
    Just the bit between the rad guard & the sum guard needs protection
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    Re: Radiator guard ?
    Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 06:07:50 pm
    February 24, 2020, 06:07:50 pm
    Not really as that misses the worst due to the extanda fender on the front mudguard