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Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« on: January 24, 2012, 07:32:26 pm »
 G'day All,

Thought I would do a quick write-up of my Projekt D Radiator Guard install.  Those who have done it, or similar, know how easy the install is, but I wanted to write it up all the same and pay a little back to this great forum.

I bought the black powder coated version as I have a midnight blue ride and I wanted to blend the radiator into the rest of the bike.  I also got the one stamped with 1400GTR - cause I think it looks cool. The Projekt D guard comes rubber backed along the frame which I thought was a handy touch.

http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_39_47&products_id=62

Experience:
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Tools required:
  • 10mm ring spanner
  • 1 beer

Instructions
  • Start by undoing the bolt at the bottom of the radiator - this is the only bolt you need to undo.  Don't worry about the radiator coming away, it is held up the top as well.
  • Very gently ease the radiator guard up into position being careful not to catch an edge in the radiator itself as the metal is very soft. You might be tempted, like I was, to bend in the bottom of the guard inwards so it clears the bottom edge of the fairing - don't do this as it results in the guard not sitting flush on the radiator.  Instead slide the guard up above the radiator just far enough so its bottom clears the fairing, it's tight up there but you can do it
  • The top of the guard has two lips left and right, these will snug over the top of the radiator. Make sure both are in place and then gently push back the bottom of the guard where you will see it ready to be bolted up to where the original bolt was removed. Twist in the bolt, but only enough to hold the guard in place.
  • At this point sit back on your haunches and have a sip of beer.  Take your time to ensure the guard is both: square on the radiator, and that the bottom edges of the guard are not standing proud of the radiator.  If the bottom edges are proud, remove the guard and very very gently flex the bottom of the guard back outwards a little and reinstall
  • Right at the point the bolt is about to snug up tight give the guard a push at the bottom mounting point so everything is as flush as possible, then tighten.  I don't have torque specs but you don't want to go commando on this bolt, give it a good snug and then half a snug to call it good.
  • You’re done, grab your beer, admire your handiwork, regale your other half with your epic tale of how you conquered the bike, then go look for more beer.

I hope this helps someone considering making the guard purchase.  The following photos don't show how dramatic the difference is, but I'm really glad I bought the black guard as the radiator is really stealthed now. Best of luck.

Glenn
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 07:39:24 pm »
Bad photos of the before and after.
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 07:55:07 pm »
That's a nice write up Glennn. Maybe you should consider submitting this to the new COG wiki section.

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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 08:07:36 pm »
That's a nice write up Glennn. Maybe you should consider submitting this to the new COG wiki section.

+1... I say it's wiki worthy Cap'n.  :13:
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 09:23:52 pm »
Maybe you should consider submitting this to the new COG wiki section.
More than happy for it to go in the Wiki, Bob.  I don't think I have the appropriate level of access to put one there do I?
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 09:42:26 pm »
If I understand it correctly. You should be able to select the section you want to post in.

- Select the COG Wiki section : 2008 - Present: ZG1400 and GTR1400
-Then once in that section, select : Fuel, cooling and oil systems (radiator guard)
- Then once in the fuel, cooling section :  Press the button {New Page}
- Then post your thread like you did here. It should work the same. (I guess we'll find out)


Good luck and let me know if it works for you. But maybe you could clean it up just a little. As much as I enjoy the beer and such parts. It probably would be better to keep it a little cleaner for the Wiki. But that's up to you. Thanks!
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 09:49:16 pm »
Maybe you should consider submitting this to the new COG wiki section.
More than happy for it to go in the Wiki, Bob.  I don't think I have the appropriate level of access to put one there do I?
+1 on putting it in the Wiki - Great write-up., Glenn!

The essence of the Wiki is that everyone can contribute to it.  It's really easy; it works exactly like putting a post into the forum.  Give it a shot!
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 10:55:23 pm »
If I understand it correctly. You should be able to select the section you want to post in.

- Select the COG Wiki section : 2008 - Present: ZG1400 and GTR1400
-Then once in that section, select : Fuel, cooling and oil systems (radiator guard)

Can't see a Fuel, cooling and oil systems subsection.  forest for the trees maybe? Might be better under the Custom modifications and aftermarket accessories
 section?
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 11:08:14 pm »
If I understand it correctly. You should be able to select the section you want to post in.

- Select the COG Wiki section : 2008 - Present: ZG1400 and GTR1400
-Then once in that section, select : Fuel, cooling and oil systems (radiator guard)


Can't see a Fuel, cooling and oil systems subsection.  forest for the trees maybe? Might be better under the Custom modifications and aftermarket accessories
 section?


Here you go: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/board,59.0.html

You'll be the first person to add an article in that section.  Perhaps the problem in finding it was that you needed to go to the C14 section first?  Don't worry about it; it's a learning experience for us all!

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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 11:34:59 pm »
Completed mine month ago, and now I know what I did wrong! I forgot the beer!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 11:35:22 pm »

Here you go: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/board,59.0.html

You'll be the first person to add an article in that section.  Perhaps the problem in finding it was that you needed to go to the C14 section first?  Don't worry about it; it's a learning experience for us all!

Nope, permissions issue, after clicking your link:

An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.


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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 01:08:02 am »
Not to be a wanker but as a knuckle dragging yank, a 10 mm ring spanner is a 10 mil box end wrench? :)) Great write up. Looks cool. Want one.
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 01:52:13 am »
a 10 mm ring spanner is a 10 mil box end wrench?

You say potayto, I say potahto
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 02:15:58 am »

Here you go: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/board,59.0.html

You'll be the first person to add an article in that section.  Perhaps the problem in finding it was that you needed to go to the C14 section first?  Don't worry about it; it's a learning experience for us all!

Nope, permissions issue, after clicking your link:

An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.


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Oh that doesn't look good.  We'll see if we can't get that working again for you, Glennn

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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 06:22:44 am »
No worries, CD
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 11:17:46 am »
Glennn, I'm told that you should be good to go now. So give it another try.  :)

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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 08:23:30 pm »
Glennn, I'm told that you should be good to go now.

Still no dice  >:(

I can see other categories like:

General Information
Engine, clutch and drivetrain
Wheels, tires, suspension and brakes
Body and frame
Electrical
Custom modifications and aftermarket accessories

But I can't see the one you're talking about and clicking your link brings up the same error as before
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2012, 08:33:23 pm »
It's gotta be a permissions issue with that one spot.  We'll get it straightened out for you.  Here's what I'm seeing:


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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 09:01:04 pm »
Here's what I'm seeing:

Yep, see all that, like that, EXCEPT the Fuel, cooling and oil systems one.
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2012, 11:29:47 am »
Odd, I'll take a look right now  :(
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2012, 11:41:12 am »
Fixed.  :beerchug: Thank you for bring this to our attention, and don't hesitate to report any other problems.
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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012, 07:36:20 pm »
Thanks WillyP!  And thanks to Glennn for sticking with it - the new Wiki article looks great!

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,31903.msg0/topicseen.html#new

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Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012, 07:39:04 pm »
Fixed.  Thank you for bring this to our attention, and don't hesitate to report any other problems.


Finally worked! 

I will mention the
    function doesn't work despite appearing in the formatting toolbar so I had to manually do that.
     
    Oh and it is a bit limiting only allowing four pics in each wiki as other people may have pictures to contribute over time.

    But otherwise it is a groove.

    http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,31903.msg152764.html#msg152764

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    « Reply #23 on: January 26, 2012, 07:42:07 pm »
    Excellent job. It looks good!  :beerchug:

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    Re: Installing a Projekt D Radiator Guard
    « Reply #24 on: January 28, 2012, 02:51:55 pm »
    Looks good. Good choice on the powder coating.  I was thinking about one myself to put on my 2011 Silver. Question? Do you guys think its really necessary?  Thanks