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  • Offline Wilko   gb

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    Radiator and down pipe protection
    on: Dec 12, 2018, 07.25 pm
    Dec 12, 2018, 07.25 pm
    Evening all.

    Just a quick question.
    I have ordered the R@G rad and down pipe protection parts, my question is...and since itís dark when I get home, and canít see, will I have to remove the side panels to fit them, Iím guessing I will, if so, I will wait,  as I want to carry out the 20k service, so will do it then as I donít want to take it apart twice.
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    Re: Radiator and down pipe protection
    Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2018, 09.11 pm
    Dec 12, 2018, 09.11 pm
    Hi Wilko,

    After sticking the supplied foam cushioning to the frame of the Radiator Guard,
    it is attached using the existing bolt from the radiator mounting,
    at the top right - as you look at it from the front of the bike,
    and then the top left and bottom edges are held in place with simple Cable Ties.
    ( These can be a bit fiddly to poke them under the radiator frame supports ! ).

    The Fairings do not have to be removed to fit it.

    The Downpipe Grille can also be fitted without removing the Fairing Panels,
    but if I remember correctly the two small side infil panels need to be removed
    ( two screws and a peg that pushes into a rubber grommet for each side ),
    to allow the lower triangular black plastic piece - holding the two sides of the lower Fairing together,
    to be removed. ( 2 screws and then unclipped from the bottom of the two lower Fairing halves ).

    The Downpipe grille is then fitted behind that triangular piece and held in place with the existing screws.

    You may find it easier to fit the Grille if the two plastic "scrivets" are removed from under the bottom
    of the Fairing, allowing the Fairing halves to separate slightly for refitting the Grille and rectangular piece.
    Again, its quite fiddly to get it back to gether - make sure the edges of the triangular piece engage correctly
    in the edges of the Fairing - it will "look" right, when it is !

    Cheers  :821:


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    Re: Radiator and down pipe protection
    Reply #2 on: Dec 12, 2018, 09.30 pm
    Dec 12, 2018, 09.30 pm
    I can verify that it is easier to install with the two "scrivets removed from the bottom of the fairings.  I can also verify that it is "fiddly", but it can be done with a little patience.
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    Re: Radiator and down pipe protection
    Reply #3 on: Dec 12, 2018, 10.34 pm
    Dec 12, 2018, 10.34 pm
    Thank you lads.  :028: :821:
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    Re: Radiator and down pipe protection
    Reply #4 on: Dec 12, 2018, 11.16 pm
    Dec 12, 2018, 11.16 pm
    Wilko.  As Coconut and Trophied both said, fiddly. The only thing I've done is to not use the small "scrivet" at the bottom of the pipes guard. I have replaced this with a small bolt and lock nut with a little lock tight. Just makes it easier to get back in place I think. Cheers.  :821: :158:
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    Re: Radiator and down pipe protection
    Reply #5 on: Dec 13, 2018, 11.31 pm
    Dec 13, 2018, 11.31 pm
    i bought these R&G  rad and header pipe protector screens too, haven't installed them yet.

    I'm planning on also adding some nylon window screen material to the front side for catching even smaller stuff from getting past (bugs).  Thinking about cutting the screen to exact size and using a hot glue gun to affix.

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    Re: Radiator and down pipe protection
    Reply #6 on: Dec 14, 2018, 12.09 am
    Dec 14, 2018, 12.09 am
    Glad mine was in place when I hit the dove last year at 75 mph.  Feathers EVERYWHERE, and some still hanging around in nooks and crannies.
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    Re: Radiator and down pipe protection
    Reply #7 on: Dec 14, 2018, 01.45 am
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    *Originally Posted by trophied [+]
    Glad mine was in place when I hit the dove last year at 75 mph.  Feathers EVERYWHERE, and some still hanging around in nooks and crannies.

    Lucky you - bird strike and didn't land up in a river!
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