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Offline mjdav

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Rad Guard
on: May 10, 2021, 01.06 PM
I have just added my first extra today,an Evotec Rad Guard.Well made and very simple to fit.Very good service from Evotec.It not only looks good but protects an expensive radiator from damage.I am well pleased  :046: :001: :001:




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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 08.13 PM
Hi &  :401: ditto the service from Evotec  :152: :047: :821:
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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 02.14 AM
Nice!

I have mine on its way, also ordered their replacement Brake and Clutch levers...
Glad to see that the rad guard looks so good installed!

Hopefully the package arrives in Australia soon. I only ordered last week but I'm super impatient...  :164:

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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 10.20 AM
Have always used EvoTech rag guards they just fit, work and look good.
Cheers Colin

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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 07.03 AM
I also got the evotech RadGuard, but a bit hastily ... I don't like the quite conspicuous lettering at the bottom centre.
Has anyone here had experience with AccessDesign.fr? Their RadGuard has a cool style in my opinion ...
Over-the-top would be the Union Jack Rad Guard from bestforbritts :169: ... unfortunately not yet available for the Trident :003: :008:
Have also seen another nice one (third Attachment-Pic), but appearantly only in Thailand available :084:
The fourth is equally beautiful, but not available for the Trident :006:




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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #5 on: May 21, 2021, 04.27 PM
I don't mind the EvoTech logo on their rad guard, their stuff is premium quality (and price) and I happily wear their advertising.  It is more subtle than R&G for instance.

Also I looked into and fitted some perforated mesh sheet to the front of my Golf a couple of years ago with a hexagonal hole, something like this; https://themeshcompany.com/product/galvanised-steel-hexagonal-6mm-hole-x-6-7mm-pitch-x-1mm-thick-perforated-mesh-sheet/
I chose it as it has good airflow, 85% open area, so as not to let stones through to the radiator and intercooler but still let lots of air through.  I reckon Evotech may have considered that too, so I would expect the AccessDesign version to run a little hotter although they claim otherwise.

I like the Union Jack version and the other hex design too, would go well on my Speed Twin, better than what I have.  Maybe they'll make something for the Trident soon.

I have already bought the front mudguard extension from Pyramid Plastics, (something my ST needs but I can't bear to fit to the aluminium mudguard), but I think will blend in on the Trident.  The Hampshire lanes are so wet and mucky much of the time that, despite the radguard, sand and grit can quickly clog the radiator up the centre line.


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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #6 on: May 21, 2021, 06.08 PM
Iconic Parts do a couple of versions, considered the Trident logo one before Evotech released theirs, but went with the tried and trusted Evotech in the end.

 https://iconicparts.uk/shop/ols/products/triumph-trident-660-2021-radiator-guard-preorder

 https://iconicparts.uk/shop/ols/products/triumph-trident-660-2021-radiator-guard

All for one and one for all.

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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #7 on: May 21, 2021, 06.24 PM
Oh yeah, the first one you've linked (the Union Jack-Version) :152: I think I will buy this :763:
Returning the one from evotech would be too expensive - so if anyone here needs a brand new evotech guard (preferably someone from Germany due to shipping costs) ... I have one to sell :D

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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 03:50 PM
Really like the end look of it... got mine this week (the first one Dave G mentioned) from Iconic parts, but probably bc I'm just a newbie doing mods to my bikes, its still to be fitted....  :015:
What kind of tools did you use to install yours ? not being easy to get the right tools to take those "radiator ends"...

Thanks for any help..

Pedro

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Re: Rad Guard
Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 05:23 PM
Hi Pedro,

This video shows how to remove the radiator end plates with a Torx T25 bit, key or screwdriver, to fit an EvoTech rad guard.  I expect the Iconic version will be much the same.


Watch from 1:58.

 


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