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Personally I doubt that will flow enough air, This is my RadGuard






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FWIW I have the Cox radiator guard on my Versys. No issues of air flow, nor were there issues on the last two bikes on which I'd installed Cox brand.
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Not saying that what you made won't work but, you still have a lot of real estate blocking airflow. If you look at the quality aftermarket products, they provide protection, without sacrificing cooling. Here's what I have on mine: EvoTech (look at how much "empty" space there is to flow air, with the holes being so close together, compared to your current set up).
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If you have the time, you could make the existing holes a little bigger. I think it looks better than the store bought ones by a mile. Nice work. Also you could use something to hold the grill off the rad by another 1/2" (washers, high temp rubber grommet,..) and get some flow around it as well.
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id be really worried about overheating with that on...

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protecting the fan...

To protect my fan, I added some aluminum and some SS bite to my rad supports. Here's for the lower





and the lower front





and installed


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And here's what I did for the top:





and a pic thru the forks of the whole shebang!


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that looks far better to me my guard has mostly just stopped some big bugs from splattering on my rad....

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Nicely done JD.
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Mine ain't as pretty as jdrocks', but I also added one to the lower portion



as well as on top



and here's a view showing it all, thru the forks....


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...I just can't see how you can install these lines in "right side up" position without the lines looking like licorice.
Here's how I did mine, also on an '08, but notice my master cylinder - it's from an '09, for MUCH better brakes!





I'm pretty sure that, besides getting a bit stiff......, crashing onto my right-side won't damage the brake lines.

ALSO - my 'low' front fender has been raised about 1.3".


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