Devol Radiotor guards suck!!!



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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 22, 2000 - 03:19 PM

#21

fershy,
I am a firm believer in the flatland racing guards. The guy that makes them is Mike Shown and you couldnt meet a nicer guy.
They look just like the Thumper racing guards and as far as what the Thumpers cost agianst what the Flatland racing guards cost I dont know but I have had multiple crashes on mine and the radiators couldnt be straighter. I couldnt find a good pic but trust me, they are excellent guards.

[This message has been edited by milkman2544 (edited 08-22-2000).]

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 22, 2000 - 04:27 PM

#22

Heres a picture of the guards on a KTM.
Same guards. Different bike.
<img src=http://www.photoloft.com/view/exportImage.asp?s=plft&i=3405847&w=240&h=320>

[This message has been edited by milkman2544 (edited 08-22-2000).]

  • Paul_Mooney

Posted August 22, 2000 - 04:40 PM

#23

I don't have rad guards and after a few falls
everything is still ok on this bike. Don't have them on my HUSKY either-those rads still work.

Paul
99WR400
91WXE610

  • fershy

Posted August 23, 2000 - 06:21 AM

#24

Thanks for the picture Milkman. Those are the Flatland guards? They certainly look the business.
Sorry to here about your unsavory dealings in that Carbon Fiber for cash trade, you should have known better. You could always send that stuff up to me and try to chalk it up to a bad experience!
fershy

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 23, 2000 - 08:33 AM

#25

Yep. Those are the Flatland guards. The picture was taken right off the site. www.flatlandracing.com

Fershy, your just like all the fellow dirt bikers I know. Always willing to help someone out in a pinch. But you know what? I think Ill just teach myself a lesson and keep the carbon fiber. Thanks!

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Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • XCK

Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:16 AM

#26

I bought a pair of Devol radiator guards 2 week ago and fitted them to my 99' wr400. Today I had a pretty slow soft crash on my bike and the radiator guard got all bent up and the radiator gut pushed back. Whats the go I thought these guards were susposed to protect you radiators.

What a waste of $150.

was the radiator leaking afterwards? If not, than they did the trick.

  • Mtn-Track

Posted October 15, 2008 - 12:02 PM

#27

I bought a pair of Devol radiator guards 2 week ago and fitted them to my 99' wr400. Today I had a pretty slow soft crash on my bike and the radiator guard got all bent up and the radiator gut pushed back. Whats the go I thought these guards were susposed to protect you radiators.

What a waste of $150.


I did lots of looking around and the best I've found (in my opinion) are the Force Rad Guards. They are built in Aus!

http://www.forceacce...ge/Products.php

  • Regalman

Posted October 15, 2008 - 12:18 PM

#28

was the radiator leaking afterwards? If not, than they did the trick.


If they did... it was 8 years ago. :D

  • Himsa123

Posted October 15, 2008 - 12:42 PM

#29

If they did... it was 8 years ago. :D

lol, I was waiting for this post.

  • Steve ROC

Posted October 17, 2008 - 03:47 PM

#30

I've had Devol rad guards before, and the fit and finish wasn't very impressive to me. Atleast not for the price.

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  • SDMatt

Posted October 17, 2008 - 04:17 PM

#31

I would like to take a little back about complaining about the devol guards. One of the mounting bolts and nearly fallen out so the guard and radiator were a bit loose.

But still the radiator gaurds are not very solid.


I have owned these Devol guards and they are worthless in almost every sort of crash. I have the Unabiker guards that I bought here on TT and they are awesome. I highly recommend them. Complete metal grill covers the entire front. Complete metal covers the side of the radiator and brace goes diagonal along the back and is attached to the bolts that hold the gas tank. I hear that other guards are good, but since I have only had experience with these two, I can highly recommend the Unabiker brand. :D

  • squid

Posted October 17, 2008 - 05:34 PM

#32

I like the radiator cages better i have a set from moose racing way stronger then the braces i had just my 2 cents .Plus you don't have to remove them when you take off the tank .

  • Steve ROC

Posted October 17, 2008 - 05:37 PM

#33

I like the radiator cages better i have a set from moose racing way stronger then the braces i had just my 2 cents .Plus you don't have to remove them when you take off the tank .


:D nice!

  • Power

Posted October 18, 2008 - 05:06 PM

#34

Get Unabiker radiator guards! I've NEVER had any problems, they include guards + brace for a low price of $100 for aluminum and $110 for anodized. I swear by them!

  • DNFDave

Posted November 08, 2008 - 07:34 PM

#35

I just smashed my radiator for the second weekend in a row with devol gaurds what a piece of garbage.I have a 2005 honda 450X which I bought just last summer.It came with the gaurds on it.I sold a 450x that I'd crashed so many times I hate to think about it.On that bike I had the rooster gaurds and when I sold it the radiators where the straightest thing on the bike.It's to bad that rooster went out of business.

  • markvan

Posted January 09, 2009 - 07:32 PM

#36

I like the radiator cages better i have a set from moose racing way stronger then the braces i had just my 2 cents .Plus you don't have to remove them when you take off the tank .


What 'were' the braces you had? The unabikers look pretty strong to me, but it is hard to tell what is best from just looking at a picture........

  • DrzDasher

Posted January 10, 2009 - 06:48 AM

#37

I have unibikers on both my bikes, the pavement pounder has been down everywhere and hospital hard. if you are in the market for gaurds get the unibikers.

  • IBLucky

Posted January 10, 2009 - 07:11 AM

#38

I like the radiator cages better i have a set from moose racing way stronger then the braces i had just my 2 cents .Plus you don't have to remove them when you take off the tank .


I have the Moose braces also, and there pretty stout, I liked them because they were only $75+tax when I bought them.:thinking:

  • AZ45

Posted January 10, 2009 - 07:12 AM

#39

I did some extensive research on this topic a few weeks past and decided to go with the Thumper rad guards. I have a '00 WR400 and am pleased with the ease of installation and quality of the guards. I have only had the pleasure of putting them through the test once and was pleased with the protection they offered. I ordered mine through Baja Designs. Hope this helps.

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Chillydogg / Georgia



I can't find these on the Baja Designs site, any links or pics? I have Devols on my 450 and they work great, I actually think they're too heavy. I need a set guards and a bash plate for a 250 I just picked up.

  • STECKNINE

Posted January 10, 2009 - 10:37 AM

#40

I have waded my bike several times this year! A couple of times I saw it go end over end.:smirk: My Devol guards have not even a dent on them. I also saw my brother go straight into a tree with them on and, if he did not have them on I guarantee it would have pulled has radiator off. I swear by them and, having them installed proper!:thinking: Posted Image




 
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