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post #1 of 23 Old 11-14-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Which Radiator Guard

Need a little help in deciding which rad guard to purchase. Trying to choose between TT's guard & Yann's guard. To me it looks like the TT version would allow more debris to hit the radiator & costs more than Yann's honeycomb version. For those of you that have installed either of these how well is your radiator being protected? I was thinking of also installing a piece of aluminum screen between guard & radiator to help deflect smaller debris & still have sufficient air flow to radiator. Any thoughts or recommendations are welcomed,,,thanks in advance,,,,JC

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-14-2013, 11:05 AM
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I went with Yann's guard. It was very easy to install and seems to be doing a great job. I picked it because it seems to have the best coverage while still allowing good airflow.

It has done very well in dirt and gravel conditions for the few weeks I've had it.

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I've got these fitted, seem to do the job without looking too much like a blingy one:

R&G radiator guard for Suzuki DL650, 12-'13 - TwistedThrottle.com
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Options are nice to have. A matter of preference, I'm sure. I have Yann's stainless version and am happy with it. Easy to install and peace-of-mind protection from a small businessman.
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I have the TT (if by that you mean Touratech) on my Strom.
So far it has protected the radiator from damage for more than 40.000km.
I use my bike for everything - track days/touring/gravel roads ect.

It's light and super easy to install.

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I modified a paper tray, bought from Target for under $5. Held in place with zip ties to the lower fairing, perfect fit width, length was trimmed up a little.

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post #7 of 23 Old 11-14-2013, 06:52 PM
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I am the proud owner of Yann's first radiator guard for the new VStrom, he even signed and numbered it for me!





I have all of his stuff and it's all stout and sturdy, and easy to install. Great guy to buy from as well, a real enthusiast.

I have not noticed any hotter running with the guard on in the summer heat, it's always three bars....

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I modified a paper tray, bought from Target for under $5. Held in place with zip ties to the lower fairing, perfect fit width, length was trimmed up a little.

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I am the proud owner of Yann's first radiator guard for the new VStrom, he even signed and numbered it for me!

I have this one and really like it…although mine is not numbered and signed.
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