I've owned my 426 for 6 months and I've cranked my right side radiator twice. Is it me, or are the radiators and shrouds on a 426 extremely wide compared to other bikes ?? After the first tweaked radiator, I had the radiator bent back into shape by a local shop who does a fantastic job (looked like a new radiator). I then bought the Devol
Extreme Radiator braces since I ride in tight, rocky, & nastsy woods. Well, this past weekend I had a low speed highside onto a rock and the rock hit the lower 1/3 of the radiator brace. Both the brace and the radiator were severly bent. The radiator doesn't leak, but man it is racked and flattened. I will admit that if I didn't have the radiator brace, I probably would have destroyed the radiator beyond repair. What irks me is the size and location of the radiators on the 426. To me they seem to be ulta-vulnerable to damage. Does anyone have any suggestions to prevent this in the future, beyond the obvious of not crashing ?