KTM 790 Duke Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Anyone fitted one the Chinese radiator guards?

I know the Evotech ones are excellent, but they are twice the price.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
114 Posts
Perhaps though I’ve used an assortment of Chinese parts ( adjustable levers, radiator guards etc) and have found them to be perfectly fine. In fact my dealer saw my levers and asked me why I didn’t buy them from him. I responded that these were Chinese and I paid 24.00$ shipped. He just shook his head.
 

·
Wish You Were Here
Joined
·
619 Posts
I have had both original power parts and Chinese anodised parts fade in the sun

I have found the simple cnc parts are fine but other parts less so

you pays your money and takes your choice
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
312 Posts
So you fellas who’ve been wracking up some miles, radiator guard, good move?
The Pyramid front guard extension I bought keeps crap and stones off the tyre from hitting the radiator and it's unobtrusive too. Of course, it doesnt protect the radiator from stuff flicked up by other traffic so I've ordered a guard too. Chinese from eBay. If the anodising doesn't last, I can always give it a coat of epoxy paint. I've been agreeably surprised with the quality of Chinese products in the last few years. I guess it shouldn't really be a surprise given their investment in hi tech manufacturing plant in some industries.
 

·
Super-Member
Joined
·
600 Posts
I have a Chinese one. I was a little worried about it, but the fitment was perfect. It came with 4 rubber plugs that fit into the back side of the guard to sit against the radiator. It also came with peel and stick rubber/insulation strip to place around the sides for anti vibration and a snug fit. The only thing I didn't like about it were the four screws that hold the guard to side clamps. The screws were slightly long so that when tightened all the way, they would rub on the radiator side panels. I used 4 small pieces of the rubber on the back of the screws so there was some insulation between the screw and the radiator. Other than that, it even has the DUKE logo at the bottom and fit perfectly. Seems to be great, and I don't run any hotter than I used to without it. Cost me $60.....Amazon.com
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
312 Posts
Ditto with my Chinese guard and very happy with it. Looks to be good quality componentry and is an excellent fit. Like you, I was a bit worried about screw length so filed about 1mm off them. Wasn't sure whether vibration would be an issue so just put a blob of RTV on each thread as a thread lock.
 

·
Super-Member
Joined
·
600 Posts
Ditto with my Chinese guard and very happy with it. Looks to be good quality componentry and is an excellent fit. Like you, I was a bit worried about screw length so filed about 1mm off them. Wasn't sure whether vibration would be an issue so just put a blob of RTV on each thread as a thread lock.
That's a great idea. I guess I was a bit lazy about filing the screws! Come to think of it, I should pull them off and do that, but the RTV on the back side is a nice idea!!
 

·
Super-Member
Joined
·
600 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
312 Posts
Ordered my radiator guard today! Thought I'd try the AliExpress route. Never purchased from them before, but from other people's experience, they seem good. They say 15-30 days delivery - KiwiDuke, is that realistic?!
Although I ordered through eBay, it was probably from the same source.. Ordered on April 1st, delivered to NZ on April 11 which was pretty impressive. Look foward to hearing how KiwiDuke's delivery went.
 

·
Registered
2018 KTM,790 Duke, 2008 KTM RC8, 2008 Kawasaki KLE500
Joined
·
123 Posts
Ordered my radiator guard today! Thought I'd try the AliExpress route. Never purchased from them before, but from other people's experience, they seem good. They say 15-30 days delivery - KiwiDuke, is that realistic?!
Delivery times can vary a lot with Ali Express. Sometimes a week, sometimes a month. You never can tell. That is to NZ of course. It may be totally different to a 1st world country.:smile:
If you are in a hurry I wouldn't recommend them but the prices are usually hard to beat.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top