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Old 11-24-2012, 01:13 PM
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I was looking for a radiator protector. I received some offers from fellows in this forum for which I was quiet hesitant. on ebay I found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300677697838...witem=&vxp=mtr

Now quality wise it is stainless steel...still it is from hong kong but it is steel at least...I like the amount of clearance between the grille and the radiator since I want something that can take a bit of the shock before it reaches the expensive radiator (500USD!!).

can anyone tell me what he thinks about it? I like the desgin and I can paint it in black (I have a 2008 red) and the seller confirmed that it fits and if not he will reimburse...

need your opinions before I pull the trigger on this
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:25 PM
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I am quite fond of the Evotech I have. Fits perfect and has held up well.

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I don't care for the looks of the one you listed, but I tend to be a minimalist.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:31 PM
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It looks nice, but is not terribly solid. Many others also have a mesh grill... If you want something stronger, you'd be looking at something like what I have:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Steel-radiat...item4abec28309

I like this one too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERSYS-06-10...item564634bac6

Good price on the HLD (Greece): http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-VER...item20c041460c

http://www.hld.gr/HTML/kawasakigr.htm

HLD: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=15621

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It looks nice, but is not terribly solid. Many others also have a mesh grill... If you want something stronger, you'd be looking at something like what I have:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Steel-radiat...item4abec28309

I like this one too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERSYS-06-10...item564634bac6

Good price on this HLD: http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-VER...item20c041460c

HLD: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=15621
Thanks for the suggestions.

They seem strong indeed but there is almost no space between the grille and the radiator...in the one I found or the other suggested above there is a little space than enable at least a minimal absorption of any shock...don't you think so?
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It just looks weak, no matter how far it may be from the rad.
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It just looks weak, no matter how far it may be from the rad.
May be the mesh looks a bit tine...I like the balance of Evotech looking both solid and having a bit of distance from the radiator...what do you think? 88USD all in all sounds reasonable for me ....much better than 500USD!!
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Nah. Beside its thin mesh, the 'solid' front cutout is too thin where it joins the frame. I say go with the HLD, as approved by Thomaec and oldkawboy.
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Nah. Beside its thin mesh, the 'solid' front cutout is too thin where it joins the frame. I say go with the HLD, as approved by Thomaec and oldkawboy.
Thanks for the advice: so I narrowed down the choice to HLD, Evotech and this one which I really like but a little more expensive :http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-ER6...item4609d79663
I think I wont go wrong with either of them.

Thanks again
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Thanks for the advice: so I narrowed down the choice to HLD, Evotech and this one which I really like but a little more expensive :http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-ER6...item4609d79663
I think I wont go wrong with either of them.

Thanks again
That is also an Evotech Performance, available with the embossed 'EP' logo. It is very finely engineered and it looks good.

$86.52 including shipping to (California): http://synmoto.com/evotech-radiator-...ki-versys.html

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I know that everybody has their favorite, but the OP's first choice merits further consideration!

Radiator Grille Guard Cover Protector
Condition: 100% Brand New
Material : Stainless steel
Quantity: 1 PCS
Color:Same as picture show
Fitment:
Kawasaki Versys 2007-2012
Kawasaki ER6 2009-2011

Completely laser cut with "Monster "in the center, will not affect the heat spreading and working
Same shape as the radiator, install it at the front side of the radiator. It helps to protect you radiator from sand or stone damage.
Impervious to rush, will look like new after washing.

No Hardware & Blots
No install instructions

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I know that everybody has their favorite, but the OP's first choice merits further consideration!

Radiator Grille Guard Cover Protector
Condition: 100% Brand New
Material : Stainless steel
Quantity: 1 PCS
Color:Same as picture show
Fitment:
Kawasaki Versys 2007-2012
Kawasaki ER6 2009-2011

Completely laser cut with "Monster "in the center, will not affect the heat spreading and working
Same shape as the radiator, install it at the front side of the radiator. It helps to protect you radiator from sand or stone damage.
Impervious to rush, will look like new after washing.

No Hardware & Blots
No install instructions

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http://www.radguard.com.au/kawasaki-...adiator-guard/

free overseas shipping at the moment


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I got these on the Versys and Ninja 1000 and they do the job and easy fit




http://www.beowulfuk.com/products.asp?cat=2483
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I like my Evotech. You don't notice that it there which is what I want. Don't want to show off my radiator.
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That is also an Evotech Performance, available with the embossed 'EP' logo. It is very finely engineered and it looks good.

$86.52 including shipping to (California): http://synmoto.com/evotech-radiator-...ki-versys.html
I just replaced mine one with this Evotech guard, quality item. My question is, what happens if I don't use those long spacers provided by them? My old guard was a close fit too and never experienced any problems.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

They seem strong indeed but there is almost no space between the grille and the radiator...in the one I found or the other suggested above there is a little space than enable at least a minimal absorption of any shock...don't you think so?
If you're concerned about the space between the radiator and the guard you could always add spacers. You can find a wide variety at your local hardware store.
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If you're concerned about the space between the radiator and the guard you could always add spacers. You can find a wide variety at your local hardware store.
Excellent suggestion!!! thanks a lot
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http://www.radguard.com.au/kawasaki-...adiator-guard/

free overseas shipping at the moment
Thanks but it is almost 200 USD!! too much! I can't put this amount on a guard and there are better and much cheaper alternatives given above.
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I use the R&G guard from twisted throttle, its worked great, has taken quite a few hits so
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Hello,

I was looking for a radiator protector. I received some offers from fellows in this forum for which I was quiet hesitant. on ebay I found this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300677697838...witem=&vxp=mtr

Now quality wise it is stainless steel...still it is from hong kong but it is steel at least...I like the amount of clearance between the grille and the radiator since I want something that can take a bit of the shock before it reaches the expensive radiator (500USD!!).

can anyone tell me what he thinks about it? I like the desgin and I can paint it in black (I have a 2008 red) and the seller confirmed that it fits and if not he will reimburse...

need your opinions before I pull the trigger on this
Don't make the same mistake i did. Ordered this grille,the looks and finish of it are great BUT it has one flaw: IT IS NOT FOR VERSYS!!! It is for Z750,and mine is sitting at home,waiting for the next z750 customer to buy it from me brand new
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