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Offline Doctor46

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DIY Exhaust Guard
« on: December 07, 2014, 04:02:51 pm »
I had some gold coloured mesh left over from when I added a guard to my old 1050 Sprint ST.

I thought I'd have a go at making a grill/guard for the exhausts. The R&G one is £50 after all.

I'm afraid to say that I didn't think to take any photos of the process, but I have one of the end result.

I took the plastic surround trim off, made a cardboard template and then cut out the mesh. I designed it to have "tags" so that the bolts holding the trim on would hold the guard too.

It took a bit of time to gently bend and trim it to fit, but I got there in the end.

I'm quite happy with it, but I've now got to think about the radiator. The problem with that is that the edges would be exposed, whereas the exhaust guard edges are behind the plastic trim.

P.S The fairing isn't pitted, it's the reflection of my concrete drive - honest!

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Re: DIY Exhaust Guard
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 04:10:26 pm »
Looks good

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Re: DIY Exhaust Guard
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 04:21:28 pm »
Can't tell from the pics but have you got the fender extender fitted?

If not, it should help reducing poo in the mesh :007:

Good looking mod :028:

Edit: Patent pending...?  :001:
« Last Edit: December 07, 2014, 04:24:25 pm by RocketSteve »
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Re: DIY Exhaust Guard
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 05:33:40 pm »
Looks very professional  :152:

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Re: DIY Exhaust Guard
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 09:06:28 pm »
Thanks for the positive comments.

Can't tell from the pics but have you got the fender extender fitted?

Yes, I fitted one at the same time that I did this job.

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Re: DIY Exhaust Guard
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 11:22:10 pm »
 I Have the r&g, yours looks neater. It does stop rubbish getting in there. The radiator guard works as well, as one dead cockatoo might verify if it could...I put it on primarily to stop stones damaging the radiator
« Last Edit: December 07, 2014, 11:24:02 pm by saaz »

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Re: DIY Exhaust Guard
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2014, 10:29:50 am »
Nice

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Re: DIY Exhaust Guard
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 12:16:04 am »
Nice job, looks good! :028: