Radiator guard from China - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
farmerboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Warrington UK but bike kept in Houston Texas
Posts: 204
Send a message via Skype™ to farmerboy
Radiator guard from China

This arrived today and is of much higher quality than the price (20) suggests! Stainless steel and nicely made. Bargain.

Radiator Grille Guard Cover Protector For Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 Silver BS2 | eBay
jackrobinson likes this.
farmerboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 03:49 AM
Member
 
twowheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 3,309
Garage
Good price. Is there a difference in mounting between the version 1, version 2 and version 3 bikes. Will it fit all 3?
twowheels is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 06:08 AM
Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,123
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
Good price. Is there a difference in mounting between the version 1, version 2 and version 3 bikes. Will it fit all 3?
I bought one of the first 2nd fen guards from evotech. The mounting points are in the same locations, but the bottom mounting tabs were moved to the back of the radiator on gen 2 requiring stand offs to mount.
twowheeladdict is offline  
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 01:00 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Terrace, B.C.
Posts: 79
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmerboy View Post
This arrived today and is of much higher quality than the price (20) suggests! Stainless steel and nicely made. Bargain.

Radiator Grille Guard Cover Protector For Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 Silver BS2 | eBay
LOL Mine arrived earlier in the week, and I installed it yesterday!
zzzoren is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
farmerboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Warrington UK but bike kept in Houston Texas
Posts: 204
Send a message via Skype™ to farmerboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by zzzoren View Post
LOL Mine arrived earlier in the week, and I installed it yesterday!
My bike is in Texas so I wont be able to fit it until July. Was it easy to fit? Any pics?

Ta
farmerboy is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 09:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 19
I bought a green one with stainless Versys emblem for my black 2017 and it seems to be good quality and looks great.
Silverbullet is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 11:58 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Terrace, B.C.
Posts: 79
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmerboy View Post
My bike is in Texas so I wont be able to fit it until July. Was it easy to fit? Any pics?

Ta
Very easy to fit, I'll try to remember to snap a couple pics for you when I get home tonight.

Basically there is a little lip at the top of the radiator. You put the little metal bar in behind that and bolt the grill to the front of it, with the bottom of the grill hooked under the bottom of the radiator. Took me maybe 5 minutes to install.
zzzoren is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-03-2017, 12:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Lovely, Metropolitan North Idaho
Posts: 336
aboyandhisversys is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-06-2017, 08:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Terrace, B.C.
Posts: 79
Garage
Sorry for the delay in uploading these, it slipped my mind.

Chinese Radiator Guard - Album on Imgur
Kzen likes this.
zzzoren is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 12:38 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 235
Very nice. I will order one tomorrow!
Urbanengineer is offline  
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 01:26 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 16,815
I have to say that excluding the SS surround, the actual rad-guard looks JUST like the Home-Depot gutter-guard I bought for about $2. Sorry I can't show a pic as I'm having a problem w/ PHOTOBUCKET right now.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 03:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Terrace, B.C.
Posts: 79
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
I have to say that excluding the SS surround, the actual rad-guard looks JUST like the Home-Depot gutter-guard I bought for about $2. Sorry I can't show a pic as I'm having a problem w/ PHOTOBUCKET right now.
I've been having problems with photobucket for a while... that's why I switched to imgur.
quexpress and NightRider like this.
zzzoren is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 12:26 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 16,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
I have to say that excluding the SS surround, the actual rad-guard looks JUST like the Home-Depot gutter-guard I bought for about $2. Sorry I can't show a pic as I'm having a problem w/ PHOTOBUCKET right now.


Here it is, all $2.00 worth (PLUS some dirt, of course).
Urbanengineer and zzzoren like this.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 01:59 PM
Member
 
Kzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Mount Washington Valley NH
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post


Here it is, all $2.00 worth (PLUS some dirt, of course).
Do you know exactly which one that is? my Home Depot does not seem to have one like that.
I take it that it was a 3ft snap in type

Thanks

2016 Orange Versys 650 LT , 2015 CSC RX3, 2011 Ural Gear Up
Kzen is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 02:20 PM
Member
 
twowheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 3,309
Garage
differences in V1, 2 and 3 rad

Did a little research to answer my own question. Does it fit a gen 2 bike. It appears the answer is no. The parts fiche shows gen 3 bikes have a different rad assembly with different fan mounting tabs.
twowheels is offline  
post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-12-2017, 06:21 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 16,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kzen View Post
Do you know exactly which one that is? my Home Depot does not seem to have one like that.
I take it that it was a 3ft snap in type

Thanks
Just went out and measured it - 8" x 16". I bought it at a Home Depot in Gilbert, AZ, in their department that sells gutters, etc. I don't think it 'snaps' in, so I've no idea how it would NORMALLY be installed, but all I did was to "rattle-can" it black and attach w/ four zip-ties.

Kzen likes this.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 10:37 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Alberta
Posts: 32
Found something that made a great radiator guard and pretty much looks stock.
Just how many posts do I need before I can post pictures on this forum?
Woots is offline  
post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 11:22 AM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 16,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woots View Post
Found something that made a great radiator guard and pretty much looks stock.
Just how many posts do I need before I can post pictures on this forum?
Woots - try attaching pics - I believe you should be able to.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 12:49 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Alberta
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Woots - try attaching pics - I believe you should be able to.
Cool, thanks,

So, I was looking for the right material for a rad guard. Bug screen, metal but too thin, range filter, mesh still thin and pretty spread out, saw some others stuff unfortunately made of plastic until I saw this beauty on a shelf in Walmart.

I present you the trash can radiator guard.







Pretty solid metal mesh, with a strong coating of the right color and the size of the mesh is just right.
Woots is offline  
post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 02:06 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 16,815
Woots - NOW that you've done that - be advised that small rocks can get OVER and UNDER the rad, and jam the cooling fan. Here's what I've done (after watching jdrocks builds):





IF you want more info, let me know.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome