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PostSubject: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 6:16 pm

Looking at that big radiator sitting just behind the front wheel so unprotected; i was wondering If Anyone know who makes a radiator guard or who has made one?
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 7:39 pm

Wonder if one is needed. Two new SilverWings, over 90,000 miles including trips to AK...no Radiator problems for me. Just ride and do not worry.

Want to make one? Maybe window screen zip tied on. SilverWing is now Obsolete/discontinued model, doubt if anybody is making new stuff for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 7:59 pm

I believe the best thing you can do is place a mud flap on back of front fender to keep dirt and rocks from kicking up.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 8:26 pm

Uncle Meldrew has a few posts on DIY mudflaps. Following his lead I fashioned one from a disposable ~10" plastic flower pot.

After thoroughly scrubbing the inside of the fender with steel wool, soap & water, then alcohol, I attached the mudflap with heavy duty, 30 lb, double sided, Gorilla Tape. Then sealed the edge seams with clear silicone.


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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 10:56 pm

I used front mug flap from Burgman 400 I had. Worked. It is now on the back of my CB300F.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 16, 2018 10:28 am

If you keep it on the road and out of the ditches what can fly up there to do damage.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 16, 2018 2:42 pm

Here in the mountains you never know what one might run into around one of our MANY curves
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 14, 2018 9:57 am

I have a home made one on mine easy to do using some vented sheet alloy that is sold on ebay cut to shape and secured with small self tapping screws https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Car-Aluminium-Sport-Mesh-Grill-Vent-Universal-Racing-Grille-Bumper-Spoilers-NEW/173364425097?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49129%26meid%3Dbac67daef2c546f99b49ed9c121115a9%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D191555650175%26itm%3D173364425097&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 14, 2018 12:00 pm

I made my front mud flap from a piece of rubberized roofing material, used the double sided tape attachment method, worked like a charm.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 14, 2018 4:37 pm

Sounds like a good idea rocks get kick up from front tire. I was under there looking around for an oil leak and found a good sized rock in lowers. Radiator looks OK no dings.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 15, 2018 7:37 am

Radiator does get blocked up with crap at the bottom small mudflap stops this happening I have two rads in the garage both are clogged up at the bottom
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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 15, 2018 7:44 am

I attached a piece of window screen material in front of the radiator with zip ties. There is just enough room behind there to gently coax the screen into place without removing anything. I also did the Meldrew mod with the flowerpot plastic attached to the back of the fender with doublesided tape.12,000 miles: still holding.

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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 15, 2018 7:58 am

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PostSubject: Re: Radiator Guard   Radiator Guard I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 15, 2018 7:59 am

No need to remove anything to fit this dead easy
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