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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 06:49:26 pm »
I have just ordered a rad guard and grill guard too, hopefully will benefit the bike somewhat. On a another note, why does the SE come with the heated grips buttons but without the actual grips?Call me old fashion but for the price surely that should be standard issue??????

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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2013, 10:58:59 am »
No such thing as bad weather - just inappropriate clothing.

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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2013, 11:55:16 am »
That looks a better bit of kit than the R&G one I have. I especially like the fact it says you don't use cable ties to fit it!
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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2013, 12:08:50 pm »
Yes it really looks nice. I wonder whether it is easy to fit?
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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 03:43:44 pm »
I have the R & G Radiator Guard on my Trophy - and haven't found anything wrong with it.
It was bit fiddly to fit, but not that difficult, and cost £68.66 including UK delivery.

The Radguard one mentioned costs more - around £116 including delivery from Oz
( I don't know if they have a UK retailer ? ), and their product information describes :
  • It is available in two colours - Black or Polished Alloy,
    { The R & G one is Black, but let's face it, you can't really see it inside there}
  • Uses exisiting radiator mounting points for fitting,
    { So does the R & G version, }
  • Does not use cable ties to attach it,
    { The R & G version uses 2 cable ties at the lower mounting points,
    with 1 cable tie and 1 bolt at the upper mounting points  }
  • It stands off from the surface of the radiator by 10-15mm to help protect against a direct hit,
    { The R & G version stands off about 10mm }, and,
  • It has a " ridged" frame that acts as a brace - I think they mean "rigid" !!! - which helps protect the radiator core
    from crushing in a side impact that "could" happen if the bike was dropped.
    { Hmmmm  :187: No comment on that claim}
If these had been around when I bought my R & G guard,
I think I'd still have gone for the R & G one on price alone.

Nice to see other manufacturers statring to make kit for the Trophy though -
This is surely a good thing for us owners  :169:





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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2013, 08:43:39 pm »
Well, guys I fitted the rad guard yesterday, knuckles bruised and my French vastly improved! Then like an idiot decided to fit the down pipe guard too buy bottled out due to not knowing how to take out the 2 lugs from underneath. So, how do they come out and should I get another 2 knowing that I'd probably break them. If I did that bit first my knuckles would probably still be intact!!!  :112:

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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2013, 09:31:23 am »
Hi there,

Take a look in the "How to" section for How to Remove the Fairing ( and fit R & G Adventure Bars )

Go to the first post in that "How To" and scroll down to Paragraph 4   :169:

They "should" be fairly easy to remove - they have a fine thread and can be unscrewed with a normal cross head screwdriver,
but the trick is to only apply the rotational force, gently, to unscrew the screw head -
Don't push IN with the screwdriver, or you will prevent the screw from coming out,
as the threads will just slip over each other, and will probably be ruined.

Once the screws are out, the body of the fitting will just pull out -
it's a bit like a rawlplug that expands when the screw is inside it to hold the fitting securely.

Photo's on the "How To" should give you a better idea  :028:


TIP : If you Do manage to break them, there are two more fitted behind the rear Licence plate that hold the rear side reflectors bracket in place - they could be replaced with "normal" stainless steeel nuts & bolts if you have any  :002:


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Re: Radiator Guard
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2013, 11:06:01 am »
Many thanks Coconut, will try again Monday and hopefully not break anything. Thanks for the how to ref.  :152:

 



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