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Offline clanadam

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Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:58:50 PM »
OK folks what's the best rad + oil cooler guard to go for - in terms of quality and ease of fitting? Evotech seems to get good reviews? I'm thinking of going for Evotech rad+oil guards, crash bungs and possibly front + rear spindle bobbins - wise move or overkill?

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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 12:44:34 AM »
Wise move...

The rad & oil cooler are huge in area behind the front wheel...I suspect it would only take a rock or two to spoil your day.. :006:

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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 07:27:15 AM »
I fitted Evo-rec rad & oil cooler guards to my XR. Probably took me about an hour to fit and they look very smart. I left them on my XR when I agreed the p/x deal but will be ordering another set for my R, so Evo-tec gets my recommendation

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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 09:28:47 AM »
Got Evetech on mine.
They look well but there is a bit at the bottom where the black has been 'sanded' off by the road grit thrown up by the front wheel
No idea how easy they are to fit cos I gave mine to the dealer to fit before I collected the bike  :034:

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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 11:21:05 AM »
I have the Evotechs fitted. Easy to do.

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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 11:25:13 AM »
Got these on eBay - easy to fit and do the job. Main guard is held in place by bending to conform to radiator outer ridges which holds it snuggly in place. A few tie wraps provide peace of mind final fixing.

I preferred this option as it is easy fix and easy to remove and I'm lazy like that.  :180:



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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 11:31:54 AM »
That looks smart FZZup - did it come with the BMW writing or did you add that?

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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 11:41:56 AM »
I went with cheap ones off fleabay, thinking when they got beat up enough I would just replace them with fresh ones, at the 30-40 dollar range for both I can do that a few times compared to some of the pricier ones.
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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2017, 12:07:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by clanadam [+]
That looks smart FZZup - did it come with the BMW writing or did you add that?

This was the site I used
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/racingradiatorguards?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

The guy used to have two S1000XR variants one with writing one without. 

A quick look on his site I couldn't see the ones with BMW Motorad on them. 

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Re: Best Radiator/Oil Cooler Guard
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 02:15:40 PM »
I like that - save some £££ and replace in a while if they start to look manky - worth a punt for sure! Thanks guys.

 


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