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  • Offline bazza950   england

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    radiator guard
    on: Nov 06, 2020, 06.18 am
    Nov 06, 2020, 06.18 am
    Interesting to note that there is quite a wide variety in costs of the thin metal shields.Effectively a "fireguard gauze" on some ,a much heavier cast item from others.I don't want to waste money on something too light,or fit one too heavy on whats already a heavy bike!
    I note some are stainless steel as well.
    on that auction site the far east suppliers offer them for £25-with EU makes going to over £70. Any comments on you guys who have bought and fitted one? mines a 2018 reg DCT
    bazza

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    Re: radiator guard
    Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2020, 08.50 am
    Nov 06, 2020, 08.50 am
    Went with the R&G black mesh one......€80 I think. It was the neatest looking solution I thought.

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    Re: radiator guard
    Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2020, 08.59 am
    Nov 06, 2020, 08.59 am
    +1 for the R&G. Fitted very neatly and is discreet (if that's what you want). You hardly notice it. There are other brands with bolder graphics, depends what you like/want.

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    Re: radiator guard
    Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2020, 01.20 pm
    Nov 06, 2020, 01.20 pm
    I've recently fitted an R&G guard and noticed it's very tight up against the brake pipe, just to the top left / centre side of the radiator. There's a rubber shroud covering the pipe that wasn't there on my earlier pre face lift CT. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm tempted to take a notch out of the top frame of the guard to give a little clearance but it may significantly weaken the frame. I'm going to keep an eye on it to make sure it's not going to cause a problem, as it's up against the rubber pipe cover I'm thinking it should be ok.

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    Re: radiator guard
    Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2020, 03.57 pm
    Nov 06, 2020, 03.57 pm
    Hi Beer Belly. Yea, mine was exactly the same however it's not a moving part plus I cannot see it suffering from any significant vibration or serious chaffing so have not worried about it. I trial fitted mine a few times just tweaking the guard slightly (because it's alloy and so easy to bend with fingers) to get it just 'nice'.