WR450 RADIATOR CONCERN
Posted April 08, 2012 - 05:19 AM
So i pull up and have a look and noticed it was actually gushing out quite bad and i had a look at the left radiator top outlet facing the engine has split around the outlet as it must of pushed the left side guard on to the radiator and pushed it back abit. i noticed the outlet is bent a bit and facing the radiator more now so it has moved on the accident and caused it to crack.
Anyway is this normal or are these radiators that weak? i am a bit scared now as it was not a big fall and it damaged the radiator that easy and i can buy some aftermarket ones that say performance radiators 44mm thick.
Is there any way to stop this happening as i ride hard and really push my self but this was just a silly mistake i done and if i have a fall its usually a big one so i dont want to keep buying radiators.
Posted April 08, 2012 - 09:53 AM
bg10459 is spot on.
I also run Flatland rad guards.....good product. Takes a lot of pretty good dumps and have had to hammer the guards back into shape but never had any rad damage.
Posted April 08, 2012 - 04:33 PM
Posted April 08, 2012 - 05:07 PM
Would not recommend going aftermarket oversized rads, you dont need them and 9 times out of 10 they dont fit under the radiator guards
Edited by aussieklx, April 08, 2012 - 05:08 PM.
Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:30 PM
I have ridden with others that have them and they are sweet!! Check them out, although a little pricey the quality is top notch.
Posted April 09, 2012 - 04:24 AM
Posted April 09, 2012 - 05:15 AM
The Devol guards "look" kinda like my Flatland guards, but I've never seen them in person or tried to fit them so I can't say. I've never heard of Force, but those and the Unabikers seem really tough, Again, no idea on fitment. The Moose guards look really strong, but lack frontal protection. Works Connection braces offer very llittle protection, so I would avoid them, but aside from that, any of those should do the trick.
Posted April 09, 2012 - 05:51 AM
But if they are unavailable or too expensive to ship to Australia...just get a decent set that look somewhat like these. Remember....you want side impact support and front screening/deflection capability to stop oncoming stones etc.
Don't go cheap on this...get good ones. You'd gladly agree to have paid twice the price if you find yourself having to push/tow the bike 10K to the nearest road access.
Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:43 AM
The pair was only $110, including shipping and the had a lifetime warranty. I'll buy them for my WR450 if I need them.
Posted April 11, 2012 - 09:58 AM