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    I've recently fitted a radiator and oil cooler gaurd to my 999s and it seems to be runninig a lot hotter in traffic than previous. Anyone else have this problem and any suggestions?
    I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill.

  • #2
    home made or off the shelf? I've got one fitted to the 12 and no major difference. Got it through rated r parts.
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    • #3
      Off the shelf- Protector, they were advertised in Australian Road Rider
      I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill.

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      • #4
        What make?

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        • #5
          protector
          I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill.

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          • #6
            It's pretty normal for bikes to run hotter with a guard. You gotta remember, anything you put in front of the radiator is a RESTRICTION to the air that needs to go through it.

            It's like trying to breathe through a sponge, that's difficult too, therefore the airflow across the radiator is reduced at idle (thermo fans won't move as much air past the radiator for the normal workrate they do)

            Just put up with it dude. If it gets too hot for you, you may start getting into the habit of turning your engine off when you stop at lights.
            Last edited by Ferris; 04-09-2009, 07:17 PM. Reason: restriction, not blockage
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            • #7
              Thanks Ferris, makes sense.
              I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill.

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              • #8
                I've got a Radguard on my Bandit and a Warpspeed on my gixxer. Thus far has made no discernible difference in temps.
                Christie. 1972-2012. RIP my dear friend. Never forgotten.

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                • #9
                  Get some wetter in ya radiator to cool it down a bit.
                  You put the c*nt in country run

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                  • #10
                    +1 on the Water Wetter!!

                    Pro Twin custom made my Rad guard on my 998.
                    There is a Security mesh screen joint in Welshpool.

                    Cut Cut Cut, Clarke Rubber for some edging...

                    Bingo....


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                    • #11
                      and I paid over 200 bucks for mine. Bugger
                      I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. Winston Churchill.

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                      • #12
                        Yep, think it cost me $75 for a 1m Square sheet of mesh.
                        $18 for 2m rubber edging..

                        Can make many Rad Guards for $200....


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bakgat 999s View Post
                          and I paid over 200 bucks for mine. Bugger
                          :o

                          For a bit of flywire!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Desmogod View Post
                            :o

                            For a bit of flywire!



                            Better than new radiator!!


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                            • #15
                              Mine cost me nothin but a little bit of time ....LOL. Made mine from a small sheet of stainless and a old airconditioner vent.had it powdercoated gloss black sweeeeet!!

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