Did I get a bad set of Unabikers, or is it me?
Posted April 23, 2006 - 05:31 PM
Well, it's finally happened.
I have been unable to solve a problem by searching the forums and must prostrate myself before the thumpertalk gods in search of an answer!
As per the advice of others on here, I recently ordered a set of unabiker radiator guards for my '04 WR450f. I went out to install them today, and the front pieces (what I call the grills) went on perfectly. All the holes lined up just fine.
However, the rear pieces (what I'll call the braces) do not fit at all. It appears they are too wide, and there's no way it seems I could bend them enough to make them fit. Even if I could, I doubt the radiator shrouds would go back on without major problems. FYI, the space between the two bends on the brace (the section which gives the brace it's width) is roughly 5 1/2".
I've posted a picture - take a look. This picture is taken from the top, like if you were sitting on the bike.
Does this seem odd? Everyone has raved about the fit and easy installation of the unabiker guards, so this has me puzzled.
I may call Brian at Unabiker this week, but any thoughts from members of this forum will be greatly appreciated. You all have been tremendously helpful in the past. I can't tell you how many dollars and hours in the garage I've spent as a result of the encouragement and advice I take away from this forum.
All hail the thumpertalk gods, and thanks in advance!
Posted April 23, 2006 - 08:58 PM
Have you tried swapping them?
Posted April 23, 2006 - 09:03 PM
i just ordered these before easter
together with the rads in pics (fluidynes)
they seem very different to yours!?!
could it be i have fluidyne specific braces? or maybe 06 braces are just different and suite fluidyne better?
Posted April 23, 2006 - 09:45 PM
Posted April 24, 2006 - 03:13 AM
Posted April 24, 2006 - 06:26 AM
I would be more than ready to believe and accept that my lack of mechanical skills is at fault here, rather than the craftsmanship of the guards. Thanks all for the suggestions!