Posted April 11, 2001 - 08:59 AM
Posted April 11, 2001 - 11:55 AM
As suggested by Air Mike, if you search for info the majority seems to think that the Flatland/Thumper guards are beefier.
97 KDX220, 86 TTR225, 99 WR400f, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted March 24, 2002 - 07:00 AM
I just bought a few sets of guards from Flatland and they took care of me . Good folks, quick shipping, bend over backwards to get my buisness - I wish they sold alot of other stuff I needed!
[ March 24, 2002: Message edited by: OC768 ]
Posted March 25, 2002 - 04:29 PM
Could be a little bit of luck too ...
They are great rad. guards though.
Posted March 25, 2002 - 05:31 PM
Just so I get this straight - the grey fins are voila after this yes? I don't see any way of getting em back in there but I seem to recall a pic I saw someone had them in there (somehow).
Posted March 25, 2002 - 06:01 PM
The stock "louver type" guards behind the aluminum guards seem to me this might be a bit restrictive to airflow.
As far as trimming the shroud, do you think they might be referring to the backside of the shroud? There are some plastic supports behind the shroud and if I remember correctly I just trimmed a bit off when I put mine on.
Posted March 25, 2002 - 11:13 PM
if you guys are interested I can either send you the drawings (autocad) or just send you a sample at a fair price.
Posted March 26, 2002 - 03:51 AM
So I guess I wasnt that impressed with theirs.
Do they have a support bar that runs behind the radiator also? I cant remember.
Posted March 26, 2002 - 05:12 AM
Posted March 27, 2002 - 06:55 AM
I could be wrong, and I will try to see if I can take a pic of mine tonight and post it here so we can compare, but I really would think that if you lay your bike down with any amount of force on its side, that a good beefy brace behind the radiator would help keep from bending it (the radiator).
Ill get on that tonight and post back.
Posted March 27, 2002 - 07:54 AM
That said, I have not had any radiator problems in the year that I've had them on and my bike takes a lot of abuse. In particular, my left side radiator guard is slightly distorted from a pretty hard side impact. It appears that that the radiator did not take any impact from this and also the rear guard brace did not fail. In fact, the guard just sort of buckled a little along the outside edge and the front of the guard did not distort either. Based on this, I would say that Devol has engineered a very capable product.
Posted March 27, 2002 - 08:43 AM
Please excuse the pictures as I dont have a top notch digital camera.