Prevention is better than cure as the saying goes. I've not lost a rad in a few years now but I have lost an oil cooler on the bandit thanks to a small stone that embedded itself into the core and covered me in oil and leaving me with a large repair bill. I bought one from R&G for 60 odd quid and it fits and looks really nice.Makes sense, just not sure how "at risk" it is on our bikes of being damaged.
In Australia it is essential if you do any touring, lots of gravel and unsealed sections, the front mudguard is very short on our bikes, putting a hole in a radiator in the middle of no where would be a pretty pricey pick up . Plus in town the tradesmen like to leave a trail of screws and rivets behind them , not to mention wheelbarrows and ladders. Am having one fitted when the dealer replaces my ECU in a week or two, as Rad guard have one available now.How necessary is it to have one of these on our bikes?
How is this holding up? Install easy?I fitted one from Sp Enginering in the UK, cost £57 & looks good.
Suzuki GSX-S1000 2015-2016 Stainless Radiator Cover - spengineering.co.uk