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Online stubax

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WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
on: May 13, 2016, 01:40:41 PM
After considering fitting an upper rad guard to my 2015 Runner my mind has been made up for me, today whilst commuting to work on the M60 something hit the upper rad and pierced the top tube, coolant everywhere  :005: Priced up a replacement but they are £490+ fitting  :172: Now got to decide whether to replace or try a repair with Araldite.

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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 03:30:24 PM
Sorry to hear that Stubax, never thought of needing radiator guards but guess anything could get flung up and take out a rad. :023:

I've not heard of any suitable guards offered for our 2015 models yet but will look into it for peace of mind. That replacement price is ridiculous!

Were you able to stop before she boiled over, how did you get home?

You used to be able to get rads fixed either new core or welded, I know the motox/enduro guys damage a lot of their rads and have seen adverts in weeklies like "Trials and Motox News" for the like.
Quick search.... http://www.aaronradiator.co.uk I know they are in London but must be others around?
Good luck mate.

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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 03:47:04 PM
http://www.evotech-performance.com/vfr800x-crossrunner/honda-vfr800x-crossrunner-radiator-guard-2015

£54.99 and an oil cooler guard for £34.99

Both worth thinking about.........

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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 05:46:08 PM
Rad was punctured on way to work but didn't realise it at the time, only when I returned to the bike and saw aĺl the greenish water marks all over it. Rode it home, 25 miles, keeping a close eye on the temp gauge which never wavered. Hole was at the  top of upper rad so held quite a lot of water but obviously wouldn't pressurise, luckily it was a cool day.

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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 03:34:31 PM
I had an R&G stainless steel radiator gaurd fitted (to smaller upper radiator) and am pleased with that. The link doesn't have a picture but here is the description: http://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/Honda/VFR800F/2015/SRG0038SS/#

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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #5 on: May 15, 2016, 05:24:36 PM
Ouch, that's tough luck! A guard sounds like a good idea, with radiator prices like that!

*Originally Posted by OldTimer [+]
I had an R&G stainless steel radiator gaurd fitted (to smaller upper radiator) and am pleased with that. The link doesn't have a picture but here is the description: http://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/Honda/VFR800F/2015/SRG0038SS/#
Here's a pic:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/R-G-BLACK-RADIATOR-GUARD-for-HONDA-VFR800X-CROSSRUNNER-2015-/291730026842?

Not keen on manufacturers slapping their branding all over things.. the Evotech one looks much nicer!
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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #6 on: May 15, 2016, 07:07:48 PM
The R&G stainless steel one looks like this. It is 1mm thick and very strong.

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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 09:17:34 AM
You could always try making your own.


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Re: WARNING - Rad Guard Needed
Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 10:14:41 AM
ordered the Evotech rad guard, think that the black finish suits the bike better and is also cheaper than the R&G item.