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    Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    on: June 04, 2022, 06:48:21 pm
    June 04, 2022, 06:48:21 pm
    Hi all

    I opted for the Evotech radiator and oil guard and attempted to fit earlier today.  I don’t think I’ll be a mechanic any time soon.  After figured out how to release the black plastic pins, I got to remove the screws in the oil component.

    When trying to fit the radiator guard following the instructions on the Evotech site it asks you to hook the top of the guard over the rad.  However, on top of the rad there is additional plastic trim stopping the rad guard from hooking over.  I’m not keen to remove items if not covered in the instructions so I stopped and put everything back together.

    I have a 2019 plate s1000xr, I’m wondering if I’ve been sent the later kit by mistake.

    https://evotech-performance.com/collections/bmw-s-1000-xr-sport-se-2018-2019/products/ep-bmw-s-1000-xr-sport-se-radiator-and-oil-cooler-guard-set-2018-to-2019

    Any suggestions?  I’ll pop some images up later.
    Last Edit: June 04, 2022, 07:07:44 pm by Fitz

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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #1 on: June 04, 2022, 07:04:19 pm
    June 04, 2022, 07:04:19 pm
    Image of the top of the rad.


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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #2 on: June 07, 2022, 06:44:11 pm
    June 07, 2022, 06:44:11 pm
    I bought the GIVI guards so I can't comment on the Evotech. Just remember that Youtube is your friend :)
    Even with the GIVI, it took a little coaxing to get it to fit right

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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #3 on: June 07, 2022, 07:28:47 pm
    June 07, 2022, 07:28:47 pm
    I'm attaching some pics of my radiator with ep rad guards. You don't have to remove anything, the rad guard hooks on top of the plastic trim and is secured with the bolts that keep water and oil rads together.



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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #4 on: June 08, 2022, 01:05:41 am
    June 08, 2022, 01:05:41 am
    Hi Fitz. I just installed mine tonight.  Th plastic tab that is vertical is what you hook to guard to. It doesn't actually go behind the radiator like you think. I hope that helps

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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #5 on: June 08, 2022, 01:22:05 am
    June 08, 2022, 01:22:05 am
    These guys are right. It's also a juggle to get everything to line up when fastening. Stick with it. Youtube clip does help.
    Last Edit: June 08, 2022, 01:23:28 am by LicandReg
    L&R

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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #6 on: June 08, 2022, 01:30:15 am
    June 08, 2022, 01:30:15 am
    The only thing that would have made it easier for me would be a lift table :001:

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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #7 on: June 08, 2022, 07:56:49 am
    June 08, 2022, 07:56:49 am
    Hi all

    Thanks for the replies.  I did speak with Garry at Evotech and he confirmed the same comments you have given.  Appreciate the feedback.

    I'll go again this weekend, more patience, less hangover will hopefully equal success.

    Cheers

    Fitz

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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #8 on: June 10, 2022, 03:49:42 pm
    June 10, 2022, 03:49:42 pm
    Appreciate all the help offered on here.  Had another go today and have fitted them both. 

    I think apart from being a bit tentative I was also being too gentle. 

    All sorted, thanks all

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    Re: Evotech Radiator Guard fitting issues
    Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 08:16:08 pm
    August 05, 2022, 08:16:08 pm
    I went to my dealer and ordered one. Total price is $64. This is the OEM parts

     



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