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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2018, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Any feedback re EP Radiator guard cover for TVL?

please share your experience. thinking of getting one, however not so sure that its needed:

- is it really needed if i mainly ride in the city not offroad and not on gravel?
- this particular, is it a good reliable piece with all the fixture required, sits tight, no tangling etc?
- what guard do you use? any concerns shal be taken into account?

https://evotech-performance.com/prod...tor-guard-2016

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Any feedback re EP Radiator guard cover for TVL?

I bought the one from R&G racing, they both look very similar. Easy to fit and to be honest I would not ride a single mile without it. The radiator is very exposed, for the price for me it's a no brainer. I've never ridden on gravel, but with roadworks, broken roads you just never know when shit gets shot up into the radiator. I've heard stones rattle a few times up into the radiator, mainly at about 40 to 60 km/h when I can still hear them.

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I have one of theirs on my Yamaha FJ-09.

Fit and finish was excellent. I am one that is all about protection. So this was one of the first things I installed.

Would buy from them again.
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please share your experience. thinking of getting one, however not so sure that its needed:

- is it really needed if i mainly ride in the city not offroad and not on gravel?
- this particular, is it a good reliable piece with all the fixture required, sits tight, no tangling etc?
- what guard do you use? any concerns shal be taken into account?

https://evotech-performance.com/prod...tor-guard-2016

thanks a lot !
I ordered a guard from R&G Racing in the UK on Monday; DHL says it's to be delivered today!
https://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike.../2016/RAD0167/

I liked the appearance of the R&G product.
Plus it has relief holes for the emissions canister fasteners.

It just arrived, now I have something to do today...
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Have an R&G on my TVL, great fit and protection. Showing some minor signs of wear now at 17,000 miles where it seems stones have hit it and taken the coating off. However, over that mileage that's no suprise really. Still very functional and doing it's job of protecting the rad.

Have ordered and received a bunch of Evotech parts for the incoming Multistrada 1260, including their rad guard. Quality seems really good, maybe a notch above R&G IMHO.
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I have the Evotech on my Stradale (same fitment) and it's really nice — almost like it could have come from the factory.

The R&G kit didn't quite look as attractive IMO, and it doesn't fit quite as neatly (there's some zip ties to attach it to the radiator, I believe, whereas the Evotech is all bolted on).

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I want a rad guard for my TV, I really do. But nothing is for sure - recent post on the Aprilia forum. So a put a hole in my radiator
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They're not going to protect from every conceivable impact but will certainly help up to a point. Not sure if the Evotech one would have been better or not in that scenario. I think they are maybe a little more substantial than the R&G ones, more stamped plate than mesh style (yes I know the R&G ones are stamped out of sheet to start with but they do seem a bit thiner). The Evotech guard I've ordered for the Faultistrada is being fitted by the supplying dealer but I've ordered various other bits (heavier bar-ends, front head cover and crash bungs) from them that will be fitted as soon as I get the bike home and they do look really good quality. Time will tell.

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Which one of the two mentioned would seem best to keep the bugs out of the radiator? Which has the smallest diameter holes for air passage?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-24-2018, 01:55 PM
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Have you noticed the bike running hotter as a result of using a guard? My TVL is fine while I am moving but in stop and go traffic the temp goes up considerably, especially when ambient temps are in the 80's or higher (27C).

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