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post #1 of 6 Old 03-22-2009, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Home made "V" Radiator Guard For $2.58

To be fair I had all the material in the garage except for the j-bolts, ($2.58).

Pic 1 - Materials used:
1 piece 1/32'' steel approximately 9X14".
2 j-bolts 1/4/20X4" (Cut to desired length) with nuts and washers.
2 pieces 1/4' I.D. fuel line, (Cut to desired length).
2 8" Ty-Raps.
1 rattle can Rustoleum Satin Black.
Pic 2 - Parts assembled as they go on bike.
Pics. 3 & 4 Factory holes in radiator bracket where j-bolts attach.
Pics. 5 View of right side of installation on bike. Note location of ty-raps at bottom of radiator.
Note: Weight is completely supported by the j-bolts with the fuel line covering.
The grid itself rests on the solid outside frame of the radiator and NOT on the fins. The ty-raps carry no weight and just keep the bottom of the grid tight to the frame. The hardware will get painted to blend in. Nice solid installation for a fraction of the "Store Bought" price.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-22-2009, 07:39 PM
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where'd you get that perforated steel plate?

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-23-2009, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Perforated plate

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I have quite a few pieces in the garage. Salvage from a dismantlement project at work.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-23-2009, 07:46 AM
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av8or,
I have quite a few pieces in the garage. Salvage from a dismantlement project at work.
You can just use chicken wire (quater inch or so)... Spray paint it black... Cut to fit the rad (wrapp around the sides slightly). I did this on my Bandit, using the side bolts that held the aluminum rad end caps on to also hold the chicken wire on... Looked pretty good and cost a few dollars as well...

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I have a piece of that stuff as well and have been planning on doing the same thing so this was good timing. I am wondering though, how did you seal the radiator after you drilled a hole thru it for that piece of dowl?

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