Author Damaged the radiator when dropped :( How to protect?  (Read 1401 times)

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  • Offline ElectroDan

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    Damaged the radiator when dropped :( How to protect?
    on: Oct 23, 2019, 04.59 pm
    Oct 23, 2019, 04.59 pm
    Took my DCT in yesterday for a service and for the leaky rad to be inspected. Seems some of the fins are damaged, no doubt from one of the 2 times I recently dropped it from stationary.  :003:

    I have a radiator guard plus the Highlander engine bars, but they aren't enough to protect the rad it seems. Seeing as a new rad is £750 (!!!) does anyone know of any add-ons which protect the rad should I drop it again!

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    Re: Damaged the radiator when dropped :( How to protect?
    Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2019, 07.06 am
    Oct 24, 2019, 07.06 am
    Any idea how or what part of the bike damaged the radiator when dropped ?

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    Re: Damaged the radiator when dropped :( How to protect?
    Reply #2 on: Oct 24, 2019, 07.27 pm
    Oct 24, 2019, 07.27 pm
    Radiators can be recored, find your local guy.
    Their painted black when finished just like new.
    Good Luck.

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    Re: Damaged the radiator when dropped :( How to protect?
    Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2019, 08.10 pm
    Nov 01, 2019, 08.10 pm
    I went with the Givi bars they are a little over kill but work.  I had a driveway tip over (doh) and I ended up with a scuffed engine cover.  We're talking downhill sitting neatly on the bars.  It would have trashed the entire side otherwise.

    As for the scuffs R&G and a couple others make case protectors.  But at a certain point chicks dig scars.   :152: