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Offline CaptainWobbly

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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #30 on: 07 May, 2012, 10:29:07 PM »
Here in OZ availability of radiator guards for the Tiger is slim at best so we're stuck with having to get either a local version that looks and weighs a ton - which is perfect for those guys that want to do a lot of dirt miles, or try and find a set via the Net.  And of course the variety is wider but not everyone will sell to us due to the freight costs or it being just too hard to organise transport to the other side of the world.  Add to that fact that the world's default search engine - Google - does not always present a reasonable selection so you can't assume that your particular guard will even appear on our monitors.

So it comes down to who has what sort of guards that meet the need that we can actually get hold of.  Now the "need" is twofold - the guards obviously have to be functional but they also must match the buyers personal preferences in regards to appearance.  When presented with the limited range of guards available I selected ones that meet both the criteria - for me.  And that's not a slight at any particular manufacturer. The point is that it's not a matter of which guards are the ultimate selection but that guards are purchased because the prevent a major potential problem.

Indy, I apologise if it seems like I have offended your good will and I will send you a PM in explanation.
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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #31 on: 07 May, 2012, 11:07:53 PM »
Hi CaptainWobbly.

 I'm bad.   :192:  Please forgive the attempt at humor.

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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #32 on: 14 July, 2012, 02:54:46 AM »
Hey Indy,

I Installed the radiator guard today, and it really completes the bike in my opinion.

I'll soon be posting a pic of my ride with the guard installed!

Thanks again for your prompt response and shipping.

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Offline nigelr07

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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #33 on: 14 July, 2012, 09:17:05 AM »
My bike came with a set of Beowolf Stainless rad and oil cooler guards fitted. I do notice the fan kicks in quite early when not stationary or stuck in amongst the commuting snails.

Is the tiger a heavy fan user by nature or is this an effect of close fitting stainless guards that I think may be reflecting heat back and raising the temp????
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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #34 on: 14 July, 2012, 09:44:55 AM »
I run without a guard, and fan kicks in almost as soon as I stop or hit slow town traffic. Quite normal for the Tiger.

 

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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #35 on: 14 July, 2012, 01:36:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by RSM [+]
Hey Indy,

I Installed the radiator guard today, and it really completes the bike in my opinion.

I'll soon be posting a pic of my ride with the guard installed!

Thanks again for your prompt response and shipping.

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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #36 on: 16 August, 2012, 06:36:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by trumpet tigger [+]
I run without a guard, and fan kicks in almost as soon as I stop or hit slow town traffic. Quite normal for the Tiger.

 

Glad to hear, Bought my Tigi with Stainless Beowolfs already on her - Oil and Rad, (damn they look good) had a few comments about the fan kicking in early so nice to know it happens on unguarded bikes too...  :001:  :152:
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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #37 on: 22 December, 2013, 03:32:58 AM »
Was out on gravel roads today and have to say that if it hadn't been for your guard I would still be walking home. Found 2 big nasty sharp mini boulders stuck in the guard when I got home. Pulled them out and straightened the tines out, cant tell the difference. Thanks again, Kyle.
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Re: Radiator Guards
« Reply #38 on: 22 December, 2013, 11:14:26 AM »
 Hi Kyle.   

Fantastic news, glad they did there job.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.    :031:
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