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Offline kman311

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New Radiator Guard for 2011 C14
« on: September 16, 2011, 08:19:21 pm »
I had a little free time on one of our turrets at work and decided to punch out a radiator guard from .026 Stainless and form the sides on a panel bender. I tried .125" spacing and then made another with .0625 spacing. I added a slight radius to each guard and they fit nicely on the inside of the fairing. Added two zip ties to the each side on the top.  I thought the guard with the larger spacing would run a little warmer but there does not seem to be much difference in operating temps in upper 80 degree conditions.

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Re: New Radiator Guard for 2011 C14
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 10:13:11 pm »
They look pretty rugged.

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Re: New Radiator Guard for 2011 C14
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 02:11:55 pm »
It looks good with the silver bike.  Not sure it would go as good with the black bike though.

How much time did it take?  Could you do smaller holes?  Personally, I think the .0625 spacing looks better.

When I installed my Cox radiator guard, I noticed it had some 1/8" adhesive backed foam spacer material around the perimeter, to space the guard away from the radiator.  If you didn't add any to yours, you may want to think about it.

Having access to shop tools so you can make cool things like that is great, but you probably already knew that.  ;)   Nice work!
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