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Radiator scoops

OK guys, here is what you can get me.


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For $396 US Dollars! No thanks............
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For $396 US Dollars! No thanks............
Yeah, it is a lot. It's the cost of 2-1/2 nice UK huggers. The gold model bike shows the simple shape required. Most all good size abs plastic pieces are $200 ea new, but another Thailand vendor gets stock from $200 to $81 each (40% of retail.)

However, it's abs plastic and looks attached like oem. Still, after looking at Thailand prices, it would be hard to pay that much. Even the nicest UK bikes that get their painted huggers from the same company, I haven't seen a bike yet with the Radiator Scoops (although I'm sure there are a few.)

There are no Thailand bikes I've seen with them either because they may not make them (?) I'll just:
1) wait for a brilliant idea,
2) wait for Thailand off-shoot ABS products, or
3) wait until everyone here chips in and buys me a set.

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And WHY, pray-tell, would WE do that?

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I did find out these are the same type radiator scoops that are on $16K sports bikes, for cooling at higher speeds. They are the same retail price as the tank cowlings (non-Thailand versions at $400/pair.)

So they would provide a "sports bike technology" cooling function when hot only, help buffer wind off your knee when it's cold (esp.), and provide aesthetic harmony lastly: which is almost all your tank cowlings do at the same retail price (but you can get those for 60% off in Thailand when you "put your money up and roll the dice.")

Since I have a water temp gage, I would notice immediately if it effects the top range of heat. When the heat starts creeping up after the thermo comes on, it can't be good for the engine oil life. You don't see a lot of these kits around (but there are a few for different bike models); however you see a hell of a lot of sports bike riders hunched over all the time, and they ALL have these!
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and what is the highest temp your coolant has ever seen
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