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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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radiator guard 1200 r

i just got a monster 1200 r. i had an xdiavel s but too many recalls, fluid leaks and finally a torn drive belt by a rock-very expensive alone but pully tooth notched as well-$1500. enough, so i got the monster. on the x i was getting dings in the radiator so i got a protector by evotech. do i need to get one on the monster? the radiator is higher above the fender than the xdiavel so i'm unsure. does anyone have the experience or suggestions? thanks much.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 07:04 AM
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24k miles, didn't have one and didn't have any issues.
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thank you. i'd prefer not to get one. good news.

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39k an an 821 no dings even with occasional dirt roads

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-17-2017, 05:40 AM
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thank you. i'd prefer not to get one. good news.
Bht, did you really need some input or did you only want to receive some confirmation bias ?
Did you take a good look at the radiator ? have you noticed that it's humongous ? Have you noticed where it's located ?

I had 2 dings in the first 2 months of ownership , same thing with another dude on a 1200 and a buddy of mine on his 821, what now ? Who's right and who's wrong ? FYI, the other day that i washed my bike i noticed a (new) scuff on the Evotech radiator guard so...
Mind you, it's not like we off-road our bikes, just your typical use for a street bike.

Just install one and be done with it, radiator guards are one of the most useful, easier and cheap mods that you can do on a bike.
I'd rather spend 150€ on a guard and have some peace of mind instead of worrying all the time and getting screwed on a ride/trip in case something,anything decides to perforate my radiator.
Just because it didn't happen to some people it doesn't mean that it wont ever happen, it's just another precaution, you put one exactly because you don't when it will happen - just like a helmet, do you know if and when you're going to have a get-off ? On the other hand you have people like me that put one exactly because i already had 2 dings and same thing goes for the other 2 gentlemen on the 1200 and 821 respectively.

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I had 2 dings in the first 2 months of ownership , same thing with another dude on a 1200 and a buddy of mine on his 821, what now ? Who's right and who's wrong ?
I'm right and you're wrong. duh.

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Love you too snookums.
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Sonic Duck only goes to Starbucks on weekends so of course he doesn't have any problems (love ya bro)
Not true. They won't allow him in Starbucks. He has to go to Dunkin' Donuts; through the back door, of course.

...this joke would be funnier if there was more than one Dunkin' Donuts in Georgia...
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thanks guys. i put one on my xdiavel after getting a few dings so maybe i will get the evotech for radiator and maybe oil too. it's just more money as i've got termis, NRC tidy coming next week with a few other goodies from rizoma & ducati. it's a money pit after just 5 days of owning. lol. i do love it though.

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Not true. They won't allow him in Starbucks. He has to go to Dunkin' Donuts; through the back door, of course.

...this joke would be funnier if there was more than one Dunkin' Donuts in Georgia...
Pish, we have tons of Dunkins...like a yankee plague...but I wouldn't drink that or that hippie swill from Seattle. Only place to go in Georgia:



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...and that, bht, is how we take a thread off topic!

Get the rad protector. They look cool and they actually do something useful. Unlike my contribution to this thread...
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