Unabiker Rad Guards on a 2013 WR450F?



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  • mebgardner

Posted December 30, 2013 - 04:47 PM

#1

I've performed the search on this forum ("unabiker 450") , but I do not see anyone using these (recently, most posts are back in '08).

 

I also read alot of pages of "What did you do...", and I do not see these used on cycles in the pictures.

 

I look at the unabiker website, and they dont show any pictures, or post the installation instructions.

 

A general google search turns up similar, not much.  I dont get a good understanding of how they fit with respect to the air dams / side plastics.

 

 

So, is anyone using these Unabiker Radiator guards on a late model WR450?  Like'em?

 

I want to like them. I used them on two DRZ400's, and they were great at the level of protection they offer. But, I have a hunch that they dont fit/ clear the plastics well, if at all. But, I dont know that for sure.

 

Thanks for the help.



  • beairmo

Posted December 30, 2013 - 05:10 PM

#2

I have the unibiker guards on my 09 WR450F. I think they are awesome.

But, my left radiator was tweeked a bit and it was a bitch install. I did get them installed and they fit perfect. No chance of a radiator being damaged by much of anything. Especially the bike being laid down.

I would call unibiker and ask if they fit.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted December 30, 2013 - 05:13 PM

#3

Use Mohards; they are better anyway.



  • mebgardner

Posted December 31, 2013 - 04:04 PM

#4

Use Mohards; they are better anyway.

 

I might if they made a model for the '13 WR450F.  They dont list one...



  • mebgardner

Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:29 PM

#5

OK! Great! Will do...



  • KennyMc

Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:46 PM

#6

I cant seem to find Mohard Racing , you have link ?

 

Btw you shoulda kept Krannie , but maybe you will get less crap on TT cause not that many people will spell out thekoolaidmademesick.

Oh no, we'll still give him crap :thumbsup:

 

AS swears by the Mohards and they look REAL beefy.  I have the Unibikers on my '07WR and the left one is currently a bit outta shape.

 

http://mohardracing....YAMIguards.html



  • still2smokin

Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:10 PM

#7

Thanks       

 

They only have em for non steel frames :banghead: .

 



  • Corkster

Posted January 01, 2014 - 05:10 PM

#8

I have Unabikers on my 2012 WR450F.  They are tough as.  The GYTR ones bent on me after the first crash but since fitting the unabikers I have had no problems.  They were a bit of a pain to fit as the radiator shrouds need trimming but it was worth it.



  • GP1K

Posted January 03, 2014 - 03:52 PM

#9

Another +1 for Unabiker guards. Also note they're guards, not just braces like the GYTR ones. A brace only protects against falls or other side hits, it won't do anything to stop a stick etc from being jammed through your radiator. A guard like Unabiker does both.



  • drdanbozeman

Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:08 AM

#10

I have Unabikers on my 2012 WR450F.  They are tough as.  The GYTR ones bent on me after the first crash but since fitting the unabikers I have had no problems.  They were a bit of a pain to fit as the radiator shrouds need trimming but it was worth it.

 

The Unabiker do have good reports from the field - I have a 2012 WR with IMS 3 gal fuel tank. Has anyone installed the guards with this combo?



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  • mebgardner

Posted January 05, 2014 - 11:40 AM

#11

I spoke with someone from Unabiker this week.  He told me they do make them for the '13, and that they ship with nylon extension bushings to fit the guards without trimming the plastics.

 

I'm waiting for a call back from Mohard Racing about their product.  The gal who took the call was not sure if the '12 series guards would fit the '13.

 

I've eliminated the Devol product.

 

One other I'm considering is flatlandracing.com

 

My buddy uses them, and they look beefy too, and their price is comparable (good).

 

Mohard and FlatLand both offer a very good rear brake disc protector, and I'm leaning to choose one of them first, over UnaBiker.

 

Really, tho, I believe all three of these choices are excellent. Too many choices!  Thats a good thing...



  • JwHo_1e

Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:09 PM

#12

+1 for Unabiker, lost count how many times it has hit the ground on the side in rocks or against trees, assembly wasnt too hard as long as you follow directions or just look at the diagrams, I have had better luck lining the bolts up if I trim the think part of the shroud where the lower section turns to the top main part, its hard to describe but when you take the shroud off you'll see a thick part on the curve that pushes against the gaurds, they can be trimmed with a razor blade and no visual change from the side or for graphics



  • mebgardner

Posted January 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM

#13

+1 for Unabiker, lost count how many times it has hit the ground on the side in rocks or against trees, assembly wasnt too hard as long as you follow directions or just look at the diagrams, I have had better luck lining the bolts up if I trim the think part of the shroud where the lower section turns to the top main part, its hard to describe but when you take the shroud off you'll see a thick part on the curve that pushes against the gaurds, they can be trimmed with a razor blade and no visual change from the side or for graphics

 

Another +1 for UnaBiker.  They went on without difficulty for me, as long as I was willing to push on the plastics to re-mount them, I did not have to cut them (tho cutting would have made them line up better for the re-mount).



  • Navaho6

Posted January 23, 2014 - 12:49 PM

#14

I have the GYTR braces and they don't offer much protection.  They bend easy.

 

I know that Enduro Engineering is working on a guard that incorporates a coil relocation bracket.  I bought their guards for my '06. Very stout but quite heavy too!!  Boxed them up and sent 'em back. 

 

 

Checked out the Unabiker site.  Sounds like a good guard but there are no photos of the product !!  I'd like to see what I'm buying 1st.



  • drdanbozeman

Posted March 17, 2014 - 02:58 PM

#15

I purchased the Unabiker guards in January and since the weather is hinting that winter may end I've just started the install. Issues are mainly sparse directions. Here is what the left side guard looks like partially installed, from front and side on 2012 WR

IMG_0189_zps1648587e.jpg

 

IMG_0190_zps2e0d12b2.jpg

 

The rear frame-mount point is not lined up too well so that could be a fight. The upper front shroud mount directions are incomprehensible, so I'll call Unabiker on that issue


Edited by drdanbozeman, March 17, 2014 - 02:59 PM.


  • mebgardner

Posted March 18, 2014 - 03:32 PM

#16

I purchased the Unabiker guards in January and since the weather is hinting that winter may end I've just started the install. Issues are mainly sparse directions. Here is what the left side guard looks like partially installed, from front and side on 2012 WR

IMG_0189_zps1648587e.jpg

 

IMG_0190_zps2e0d12b2.jpg

 

The rear frame-mount point is not lined up too well so that could be a fight. The upper front shroud mount directions are incomprehensible, so I'll call Unabiker on that issue

 

You're so close!  Just bolt up the shrouds using the supplied hardware, and you're done. Use the top and bottom open holes shown in these pictures, forget the middle one.



  • Cade_702

Posted October 08, 2014 - 03:05 PM

#17

I just ordered me some Unabiker rad guards for a 12 wr450f. Does anyone know which desert tanks will work with them? Thanks

  • GP1K

Posted October 08, 2014 - 03:26 PM

#18

I just ordered me some Unabiker rad guards for a 12 wr450f. Does anyone know which desert tanks will work with them? Thanks

 

 

IMS 3.0 gallon tank works.



  • Cade_702

Posted October 08, 2014 - 03:30 PM

#19

Great! Thanks

  • supermega1

Posted October 29, 2014 - 01:20 PM

#20

Love mine. Got them in blue. Bought them from the very first batch they produced two years ago and they have worked awesome.




 
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