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Offline Doctor46

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DIY Radiator Guard
« on: December 21, 2014, 07:30:23 pm »
 Well I managed to get it done. Radiator guard made to match the exhaust guard (see earlier post).

Not too difficult. Again I used the left over mesh that I had (only just had enough). Made a cardboard template and then cut it to size.


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Re: DIY Radiator Guard
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 07:38:48 pm »
I used the trim which came with the Powerbronze hugger to put around the edges. Largely so it doesn't scratch the paintwork when it is put on or removed.

Mounting it was very easy. The side ends tuck behind the inner fairing panels and then I just zip tied the tags at the top around the original radiator mounting points.

I'm not sure how the heat from the radiator will affect it, if at all. I'll keep an eye on it and let you know if there are any issues.

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Re: DIY Radiator Guard
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 07:41:09 pm »
Here's another picture of the bike full frontal: so to speak.

By the way I washed the bike before I took the photos this time :150:


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Re: DIY Radiator Guard
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 07:42:35 pm »
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Re: DIY Radiator Guard
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 09:30:54 pm »
Good job.
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Re: DIY Radiator Guard
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 10:23:36 am »
Yes, most impressive...(but you are not a Jedi yet, as my Sat Nav keeps telling me)

Not sure the Gold colour is quite "me".
Handy that you had so much much lying around...where did you get it and how much please ?

The Adventure Bars... did you fit them yourself or get the Shop to do it ?

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Re: DIY Radiator Guard
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 10:41:47 am »
Has anybody had a stone go through their rad yet?

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Re: DIY Radiator Guard
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 02:20:05 pm »
Not sure the Gold colour is quite "me".
Handy that you had so much much lying around...where did you get it and how much please ?

I'm not 100% convinced by the gold colour, but it may be ok, once there are other "splashes" of the same, such as replacement discs with the centre in gold - as my old Sprint used to have. I probably wouldn't have attempted either guard if I hadn't had the mesh spare already.

I bought it from B&Q after I bought the Sprint, back in 2009. Sadly I can't recall how much it cost, but it wasn't outrageously expensive. I know that because if it hadn't have been I wouldn't have risked throwing money down the drain.

The Adventure Bars... did you fit them yourself or get the Shop to do it ?

They were already on the bike when I bought it, but I understand that they were fitted by the Triumph dealer, Webbs of Lincoln. The previous owner dropped the bike a couple of times and then had them fitted. There are some marks on the fairing, but tend to be under where the R&G bars are, so not immediately visible. I can't complain, it allowed me to get a pretty good deal on the bike.