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  • Offline GaryWWhite   us

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    Protection Parts
    on: Sep 09, 2017, 05.32 am
    Sep 09, 2017, 05.32 am
    If this is covered somewhere else in the Forum please forgive me and direct me to that area.

    I see offered in R&G Racing two items which I need advice on whether they should be purchased.  The first item is a downpipe grill to protect the downpipes from debris which could damage these.  The second item is a radiator guard to prevent debris from punching a hole in my radiator. 

    Opinions please on what you would do? 

    Thanks Much!
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    Re: Protection Parts
    Reply #1 on: Sep 09, 2017, 08.42 am
    Sep 09, 2017, 08.42 am
    I've done 25,000 miles on my TTSE. Haven't had debris damage either the pipes or the radiator, but I did get unlucky with a random stone that cracked the oil sump (oil pan).

    Personally I wouldn't waste money on fitting protective gear unless you plan to go offroading on it. ;) But then again I haven't added anything to my bike at all, it's totally stock. Triumph send them out of the factory pretty usable from the off. :)

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    Re: Protection Parts
    Reply #2 on: Sep 09, 2017, 09.05 am
    Sep 09, 2017, 09.05 am
    Stainless Radiator mesh I fitted for 12 ~ EBAY.

    Can't imagine the Rad is cheap or an easy job to replace/fix, especially in the middle of nowhere!
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    Re: Protection Parts
    Reply #3 on: Sep 09, 2017, 03.15 pm
    Sep 09, 2017, 03.15 pm
    Thanks for the input!  I am strictly going to ride on paved roads.  I am thinking that maybe I may not need those to protective devices but haven't given up the thought.  I hope you guys have a great day!

    Best Regards,
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    Re: Protection Parts
    Reply #4 on: Sep 09, 2017, 04.57 pm
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    I did buy a radiator guard.  Do not remember which brand.  It did not fit well so I did not complete the install, planned on working on it later.  Then I noticed in the operators manual page 125...

    Do not obstruct or deflect airflow through
    the radiator by installing unauthorised
    accessories, either in front of the radiator or
    behind the cooling fan. Interference with
    the radiator airflow can cause overheating,
    potentially resulting in engine damage.
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    Re: Protection Parts
    Reply #5 on: Sep 09, 2017, 05.08 pm
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    I have the RadGuard radiator guard and the R&G downpipe grille installed on my TTSE.  Protection...?  It keeps all of the bugs and other crap out of the radiator - which was kind of a pain to clean out.  I couldn't tell you if either have protected what they're meant to protect.  However, I like how they look, as I think they give the bike a more "finished" look.   :002:
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    Re: Protection Parts
    Reply #6 on: Sep 09, 2017, 09.57 pm
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    *Originally Posted by GaryWWhite [+]
    Thanks for the input!  I am strictly going to ride on paved roads.  I am thinking that maybe I may not need those to protective devices but haven't given up the thought.  I hope you guys have a great day!

    Best Regards,
    Gary

    Apart from the protective aspect, some mesh over the radiator and front pipes really gives the bike a complete look. :002:

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    Re: Protection Parts
    Reply #7 on: Sep 09, 2017, 10.35 pm
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    I have both installed along with the front mudflap extension, they have not been a problem and about 20,000 miles since install.  I do ride on a lot of gravel roads, that is the reason.

     



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