Devol radiator Guards How can they fit 450
Posted February 24, 2003 - 10:13 AM
Posted February 24, 2003 - 03:55 PM
Posted February 24, 2003 - 06:05 PM
I put them on my bike with no problems. The only difference was I had to make a spacer for the back brace to keep everything lined up. If you put them on without the spacer it would look like they do not fit. A couple of large flat washers and I was in business. I talked to Devol to let them know about the difference and they were going to come up with a solution. If you dont mind a little work they will install fine using the YZ guards.
Posted February 24, 2003 - 06:35 PM
WR450F Tagged (Texas) Electex Dakar kit, Yz rear fender, Dunlop 606's Devol skid plate, frame protectors and Rad guards. Lowered 1.5 inches
Posted February 25, 2003 - 02:28 AM
Posted February 25, 2003 - 05:45 PM
Will ride this weekend and report.
Posted March 02, 2003 - 06:47 PM
The frame guards (Marked YZ450) look great and fit even better.
Skid plate seems to fit well except for the spacer lengths they provided. The rear spacer is too short. I made my own. I also am working to make the spacers retained because it's a bitch to keep everthing aligned while you are installing it. I also opened up the oil drain cut out.
The radiator guard fit the bike (radiator mounts) perfectly except for the radiator shrouds. The bottom forward shroud screw will not reach the Devol tab. I made a spacer but noticed the shrouds are being forced away from the bike since there are details on the shrouds to interface with the stock radiator guide vanes. I assume these could be trimed away.
Over all the Devol stuff seems good, but a few details need improving like instructions (I can read!)and spacer options.
Posted March 03, 2003 - 02:56 AM
It worked out for me to drill another hole and locate the shroud mount bracket back so I ended up using the rear tapped hole only and using my own bolt and nut for the hole I added. Fit is better than stock since it now flexes the bottom of the shroud in towards the radiator slightly.
Posted March 04, 2003 - 06:13 AM