Mon
Anyone else getting damage on their radiator from road debris? Have pretty low k's on my bike and already can notice and can't imagine it will get better. Must be worse for the bobber with front guard being so much smaller I have standard scout guard on. Came up with a cheap solution, just my time to install but am yet to say that it works as time will tell. 20180708_134419.jpg 
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Mon
Notice also in another thread on here Vagabond had a guard on his radiator curious to know how it worked. (Beautiful bike by the way Vagabond) 20180712_142320.jpg This was my no frills version anyway.
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Dr.Shifty
On another bike I've made up a guard with some light mesh from AutoBarn. It's the stuff that the turbo hotheads put in front of intercooler openings etc. On the edges I used door trim strip.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Vagabond
Mon wrote:
Notice also in another thread on here Vagabond had a guard on his radiator curious to know how it worked. (Beautiful bike by the way Vagabond) 20180712_142320.jpg This was my no frills version anyway.

Hey Mon....guard has worked a treat for the 35000k it's been on.
O.If i take cover off 99% still looks new with only a little fin damage at the bottom where the occasional bigger chunk of something has got flung into radiator.
but nothing a small flathead screwdriver couldn't fix 😉.
I also added maybe 3-4 cable ties up each side and a couple up the middle just to keep it being pushed on to the radiator.
Basically means it has to be something pretty big to push the mesh in far enough to start doing any damage.
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Mon
See this is why this forum is so good. Thanks Vagabond it makes absolute logical sense to secure the mesh away from the radiator but I didn't think of doing that. All I did was run a bead of silicone around the rim to give a secure fit and stop any possible rattles but puting some ties on to keep it well away is much better idea. Only other idea I had was mate gave me an old window screen has that crimsafe mesh which I could cut to size with grinder and nothing should get through, just have to make sure is getting enough air.
20180714_114436.jpg  20180714_114350.jpg  20180714_114406.jpg  Nearly have her the way I want but the best mods I did have nothing to do with looks.
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Mon
Haha thats so funny in last post I had reference to the retired V8 supercar driver "Mr" Johnson the queenslander in number 17 as he does an add on TV up here for those crimsafe window screens. Would not let me post unless I removed his first name.
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KL Scout
I have just done the same mesh install but didn’t put anything on the edges. May have to sort that out once I paint it (only silver available) and add some ties in the middle.

Cheers. 
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Mon
Hi KL Scout.
Just an idea and not something have tested myself but when painting your mesh may be worthwhile using a paint that will withstand some pretty high temperatures as would get hot around the radiator. Either a paint designed for motors or even the black paint you would use on a pot belly stove may work.
Cheers.
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Dr.Shifty
KL Scout wrote:
I have just done the same mesh install but didn’t put anything on the edges. May have to sort that out once I paint it (only silver available) and add some ties in the middle.

Cheers. 


When I made up the mesh guard I mentioned in a post above I put door trim from SuperCheap around the edges.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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MickB
I've done the mesh along with a Mud Guard Flap from Capt. Itch (https://shop.captain-itch.com/New-Items_c38.htm), has saved a lot dirt, stones and road grime when wet riding. It attaches with Gorilla Tape and has never let go.
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Nooscout
Made a 3mm rubber mud flap for the front guard, Stuck it on with high strength double sided tape. Total cost around $15.00. Had it on there for 2 1/2 years now. Works like a charm, no more radiator damage. Hardly noticable. Most people don't even notice it unless I point it out. Mesh in front of the radiator can reduce cooling in very hot climates.
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TJBobber20
Hey All, 

Does the DIY radiation guards need to be able to stand a certain temp? Plan to use aluminium but is there any issues with paint or coatings?

Thanks 
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Mon
As a precaution couldn't hurt to use paint designed to withstand higher temps such as paint you would use on your engine etc. In a spray can from Supercheap 
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Vagabond
TJBobber20 wrote:
Hey All, 

Does the DIY radiation guards need to be able to stand a certain temp? Plan to use aluminium but is there any issues with paint or coatings?

Thanks 

Are you using the mesh grill from SCA?
If so or even something similar then no need to paint (unless you wanted a different colour other than black though may have silver as well).
Is going to have a decent amount of airflow going over/through it so getting too hot isn't going to be an issue.
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TJBobber20
Not sure but will now google SCA, haha. 
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Mostarac
Not sure if I am allowed to post link  
https://www.staat.com.au/collections/bracket-kits/products/titanium-auto-mesh
it is light , rust resistant, size enough for 2 bikes. Opinions plz
Cheers
The world fastest Indian 
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