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Old 01-22-2008, 08:02 PM   #21
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but dont you want the gaurd a inch or so in front of it so when it gets hit, it still have enough room to give a little.....it looks like if something big enough hits hit then its goin to bend the gaurd and radiator at the same time or the bend the guard right into the radiator?
Its spaced out fairly well
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:05 PM   #22
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pics big enough? i cant see please make them bigger
If you have IE you can zoom out on the page so they are not so big. Its the little magnifying glass in the right corner. K thx
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:06 PM   #23
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Seems like some weather stripping between that and the radiator would prevent any movement from rubbing a hole in the radiator?

Just a thought......
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or radiator grommets I would recommend;

softer plastic, HEAT RESISTANT.... no fires are advisable
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Great mod. I don't know why they can't do this (a guard) at the factory, though?
They use all their gutter guard in the gutters.

I don't see the benefits. I guess I'll have to look next time I see your bike in person.
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I have 3 zip ties through the rad across the middle... not any movement to be had.
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They use all their gutter guard in the gutters.

I don't see the benefits. I guess I'll have to look next time I see your bike in person.

you would if you traveled to fayetteville.
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or radiator grommets I would recommend;

softer plastic, HEAT RESISTANT.... no fires are advisable
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I don't see the benefits.
If you ride in the country a lot you will see the benefits
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If you ride in the country a lot you will see the benefits
fayetville... no thanks, I got a Tundra for those drives.

I ride hella in the country. Saves the bugs for a little snack (more riding time). I guess I won't follow you guys on the dirt/gravel roads.
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fayetville... no thanks, I got a Tundra for those drives.

I ride hella in the country. Saves the bugs for a little snack (more riding time). I guess I won't follow you guys on the dirt/gravel roads.

all pavement buddy. just randon rocks and on the road.
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Your radiator get's hot enough to start a FIRE??



my bike FLAMES on....

no seriously;

I'm use to plastic cooling systems and stressed components on bimmers;

I don't take time to touch my radiator but I do know it fogs up my gauges,mirrors and windscreen when I come to a stop on a rainy day
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They use all their gutter guard in the gutters.

I don't see the benefits. I guess I'll have to look next time I see your bike in person.
Man, you must be joking if you think I'm literally referring to gutter guards being used by the factories? I'm talking about providing radiator screens on their bike as standard equipment, especially when the radiators are directly behind the front tires, and in the line of fire. Naked bikes have them.

Many aftermarket companies make them: http://www.coxracingroup.com/ but why not just provide them from the factory?

This is a great, and cheap mod that dudewhrsmybike came up with, for less than 2 bucks.
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Man I've got a whole sheet of that same gutter guard out in the shop. I used it to fill the vent hole in the lower fairing. You mean that stuff can be FUNCTIONAL too? I'm doing this tomorrow

Thanks Gary

BTW tin snips work great at cutting the sheet if you don't have a set of bolt cutters.
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Man, you must be joking if you think I'm literally referring to gutter guards being used by the factories? I'm talking about providing radiator screens on their bike as standard equipment, especially when the radiators are directly behind the front tires, and in the line of fire. Naked bikes have them.

Many aftermarket companies make them: http://www.coxracingroup.com/ but why not just provide them from the factory?

This is a great, and cheap mod that dudewhrsmybike came up with, for less than 2 bucks.
Okay, little joking got taken a little seriously.
I'm not bagging on dude or you for wanting the mod. I just have a bit of curiousity regarding the effectiveness and necessity. I WILL see Gary again. When I do, I will eval the mod and determine if it is something I will do.

Mad props to the write-up, dude.
I'll catch u on the flip.
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This is a great, and cheap mod that dudewhrsmybike came up with, for less than 2 bucks.
Witchdoctor told me how to do it at a meet last week

Figured since my plastics were off my bike for maintenance reasons....Might as well install the gaurd
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Looks good Gary, nice work. Mine came from the factory with a guard. Makes me wonder why they don't do more bikes that way. The plastic grill in front of mine can't cost more than a few bucks. I guess it gives you something to do so you can have a sense of accomplishment or something.
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Man, I still like that paint scheme on your bike.
That's bluewave18's bike. If you notice, on the paint it says "Danger Mass Air Intake" In that case "Danger Radiator"
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