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r_dawg1021

Christmas: Rooster parts Installed (Pics)

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I finally got some time to install my new radiator guards , case saver & skid plate. I think it took a little less than an hour and had no problems at all with the install. :cry: Sorry, didn't polish the bikes up for the pics but you get the general idea :cry:

---------Skid Plate

http://www.adrenalinegeek.com/motorcycle/wr/rooster/skid1.jpg

http://www.adrenalinegeek.com/motorcycle/wr/rooster/skid2.jpg

---------Radiator Gaurds

http://www.adrenalinegeek.com/motorcycle/wr/rooster/radleft.jpg

http://www.adrenalinegeek.com/motorcycle/wr/rooster/radright.jpg

http://www.adrenalinegeek.com/motorcycle/wr/rooster/radleft2.jpg

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What kind of case guard is that? I've been contemplating adding one once I looked at the stocked one....

Thanks!

Steve

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What kind of case guard is that? I've been contemplating adding one once I looked at the stocked one....

Thanks!

Steve

Thanks Top.

It's a Rooster guard (www.roosterperformance.com). The radiators are sturdy as can be with all weight being distributed towards the middle frame tube. The way the guard wraps that middle frame is pretty impressive.

I agree that the skid plate is not the most burly looking thing. I personally prefer not to have something super big and bulky. For the money and the riding that I do I'm hoping it will fit my needs. My friend has one on his CRF and it looks like something off of a tank and probably weighs a good 5lbs.

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I just put rooster radiator guards and skid plates on my bike also. Very nice stuff with a lot of protection. I like how they extended the top and bottom of the raditor gaurds to protect the exposed portions of the radiators. This is the only brand that I have seen that do this.

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These rad guards look nice, but do they only bolt up to the rad sides and shroud? Does the middle section block access to oil drain plug?

Yes. They bolt to the rad sides and shrouds and the oil drain plug isn't blocked, it was designed around that. I can send you more pictures if you want better details. They took forever to get hopefully your luck is better than my was..:cry:

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They do look nice, but I would be a little concerned with a side impact (i.e., laying the bike on it's side). If the guards bolt directly to the radiator and there's no rear support (going to behind the radiator and tying into the frame) then a side shot could easily mash the radiator.

www.unabiker.com

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They do look nice, but I would be a little concerned with a side impact (i.e., laying the bike on it's side). If the guards bolt directly to the radiator and there's no rear support (going to behind the radiator and tying into the frame) then a side shot could easily mash the radiator.

www.unabiker.com

Here's how I see it. The way the guards wrap around the front down tube all the pressure from a side impact would be driven right to that location. If you look at the guards you'll maybe see what I am talking about. Any pressure that is put onto the sides of the guards is carried through the guards and into the the middle of the bracket. The guards aren't two seperate guards, it's one big a$$ piece of metal. Hopefully that makes some sort of sense?:cry:

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