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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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After a bit of searching - Just ordered an IBEX radiator guard from Germany.


They have several designs.



https://www.ibex-parts.de/kompatibil...ehlerabdeckung


I went for






Powder coated Stainless. Was actually cheaper via Amazon. Was also cheaper than even some of the Chinese Evotech copies. So we'll see how it is in the flesh. Will take a week or so.

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After a bit of searching - Just ordered an IBEX radiator guard from Germany.


They have several designs.



https://www.ibex-parts.de/kompatibil...ehlerabdeckung


I went for






Powder coated Stainless. Was actually cheaper via Amazon. Was also cheaper than even some of the Chinese Evotech copies. So we'll see how it is in the flesh. Will take a week or so.
Keep us updated, would be great to hear how it is!

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Looks like some sweet kit!

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Yeah looks nice enough but how large are those open spaces and will it really protest well? 🤔

I usually fabricate my own guards out of 4mm aperture stainless mesh sheet :-
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I usually fabricate my own guards out of 4mm aperture stainless mesh sheet :-
I did think about that idea. We'll see when the doodad arrives - maybe put some lightweight mesh behind it.

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The radiator guard that I have used on my bike is a Chinese copycat from the Evotec guard.
I didn't like the idea of spending 100+ euros for a radiator guard so I didn't mind going for the Chinese counterpart instead. Would not consider buying crash protection though. Don't have that much trust in those parts.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3296...chweb201603_60

Arrived to me in 12 days after ordering and was very good quality.
Be aware that you won't get any instructions on how to install the guard, but if you look around the web you will be able to find some instructions on PDF that match the Chinese installation closely. But you will have to at least be a little bit handy with things like this.
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My Quality Home made rad guard!

So out of a large sheet of stainless grill that I bought from a car tuning specialist I simply cut to size and manipulate a little and hey presto you have it! And all for around a tenner and maybe 20 mins of work
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So out of a large sheet of stainless grill that I bought from a car tuning specialist I simply cut to size and manipulate a little and hey presto you have it! And all for around a tenner and maybe 20 mins of work

How are you holding it there? Any chance of it falling off if you go over bumps and rough surface?
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The curvature of the radiator holds it in place laterally against the rad end caps and the top is bent over for vertical hold.
For extra security you could also use suitably sized cable ties around the rad mounting points should you wish.
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The curvature of the radiator holds it in place laterally against the rad end caps and the top is bent over for vertical hold.
For extra security you could also use suitably sized cable ties around the rad mounting points should you wish.

I like it!... Might have to try it myself
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