Greyhairhoon

Ok here a few photos of some little mods I have done a while ago,
mainly to save radiator that was looking very secondhand from rocks after only a couple of hundred Klms.

Got some mesh (Supercheap Autos), flattened mesh to make it thinner as it was not flat mesh, and fitted to inside of radiator cowl, making sure it can not vibrate on actual radiator which would damage it as well.

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Made a front mudflap and used Velcro in the end (after 2 or 3 prototypes) to fix it place. It has not moved since fitting, and not one rock has hit radiator from wheel.

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Made rubber cover for inside rear of rear guard where water comes straight off rear tyre and hits all the wiring of the rear tail light. Just stops water getting a direct hit on all that.


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Also, while I was doing all this I noticed that the wire running along inside, of right side, of rear guard that goes to taillight, the location of wire is inside of guard just near the right shock absorber,
where the wires turns up vertically, it was loose and bowed out and was only a couple of mm from hitting the rear tyre.
I had to pull that whole section of wire back towards the tail light, taking the looseness out as you go, and ending up with the extra wire at the tail light where you can tie it.

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gazman
Nice work Greyhairhoon, preventative maintenance is always better then curative.[thumb] 
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V-Twin
I particularly liked the blue 10-19 sticker! [biggrin]

Your radiator mod was my favourite. Very nice.
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Smiley
Some good ideas, thanks.
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kmoulds
Good and practical mods.

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Vagabond
Like the radiator mod.
Just had to do it myself [wink]
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crash
I must admit the radiator mod looked pretty good.  Does it restrict flow to the radiator?  It would look like it reduces the overall area that get's cooled - wonder what percentage of the area the grill takes up - 10% maybe?
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Hunter
Love the mods. I think you could get away with either the mudflap -or- radiator mesh instead of needing both, but as it is I don't think that radiator is ever going to see another rock up close and personal. 
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Vagabond
crash wrote:
I must admit the radiator mod looked pretty good.  Does it restrict flow to the radiator?  It would look like it reduces the overall area that get's cooled - wonder what percentage of the area the grill takes up - 10% maybe?


Can't say I've noticed any difference with air flow.
Engine temp still running about the same as it was before install at around 79-80.
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Greyhairhoon

I have no difference in radiator temp with mesh on, it always sits on 79c while riding and only rises a bit in traffic, but thats what the fan is for I guess.

Yeah the mudflap was over kill, but it stops all the crap in wet weather spraying up all over the radiator. It stays nice and clean in that area.

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CHF10
It would definitely restrict/change the flow. That's just basic physics.

The point is it doesn't add anywhere near enough restriction/deflection to impact the effect of the radiator. [smile]
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