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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2017, 8:17 pm
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Thanks for the feedback on the selections that you have given, a couple of good ones.

As for the install, how did that go?
And the fitment, no problems?

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Install was easy. It took more time removing some of the bodywork (took the beak off as well since I installed the oil cooler guard too) than it did actually mounting the guards up.

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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2017, 4:51 pm
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Anyone know if the fog lights on the GT hinder fitment of the aftermarket guards?
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I ordered the Evotech Rad guard and header guard, install was pretty easy (fairings did need to be removed). I've never bought a rad guard before, but my last bikes rad got incredibly nasty and dirty and was very hard to clean. I skipped the oil cooler guard, as i feel its pretty well tucked up there and safer from major debris. I have a pikes peak dvt, so looks are more important to me than a real rugged piece of protection anyway.
I went the same route. Just the Rad and header from EvoTech. Top notch for design and fitment. The header guard is so nicely done when I see a DVT without one it looks missing.

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Very easy in installation and very useless grill from Touratech. Too large windows! https://shop.touratech-russia.com/st...p-to-2014.html
So I bought chinese analog with more dense cells! One note. If you gonna buy chinese one, be ready to buy more quality ties. Try to get a best capron ties you can find!

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I had an evotech on my 2015 DVT. After about 36K miles (Yes, I ride a lot) it had worn a hole through the radiator because of rubbing and caused coolant to come flooding out of the radiator. It was installed properly, but at the time, the shop brought up concerns about how it mounted which I ignored at the time. This was an out of pocket fix. SO, if you have an Evotech I'd keep a close eye on it since mine didn't cause an issue until after 30K+ miles.

I've since gone back to the Ducati/Touratech gaurd. It's better than nothing, but if this one wears a hole into the radiator, it's Ducati's fault this time.

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They do supply little stick on rubber buttons , as with anything you do to YOUR bike check it often,
Evo rad guard, no problems and some of the others are A waste of metal for the limited protection.

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I installed a Cox radiator and oil guard set on my 2013 S. No problems.

And really, I can't see any reasoning behind air flow "restrictions". I have rad guards on all of my bikes and have noticed absolutely zero overheating issues.

Had the Cox on both the '10 and '12 with no problems. A fair amount of accumulated chips and dings on the guards, but the radiators beneath look fine, so I'm happy with them.

In addition to the two radiator guards, my kit came with a case saver for the countershaft sprocket that I put on.

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post #18 of 31 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2017, 11:42 am
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Simple aluminum window screen material provides the best protection and won't have any restriction to cooling air. It'll keep the bugs out too

If you're looking to just dress up your bike there are many screen sizes and patterns available from McMaster -Carr.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#expanded-metal/=ttj5cw

One option I thought was particularly attractive is security screen mesh called Crimsafe pictured below.

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"Strega" hm, of the P51 genre? You from Cal-Poly area?
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post #20 of 31 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2017, 3:15 pm
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Simple aluminum window screen material provides the best protection and won't have any restriction to cooling air. It'll keep the bugs out too

If you're looking to just dress up your bike there are many screen sizes and patterns available from McMaster -Carr.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#expanded-metal/=ttj5cw

One option I thought was particularly attractive is security screen mesh called Crimsafe pictured below.

Security Screens, Hurricane Protection, Insect Screen and Solar Shading from Crimsafe
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8665 Miralani Drive, Suite 100
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858-271-0900
Have you worked with the Crimsafe product? It looks solid, and not many other options come pre-finished, other than SS or galvanized options... but I'm looking for black to blend in. I agree the usual aftermarket suspects are a lot of $$$ for what they are! I'm much more likely to drop the bike, so picked up some SW-Motech side guards and some Barkbusters, seeing them as first priority while I decide on radiator and oil cooler options. Appreciate everyone's feedback here!

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