When i got my bike, the rad fins were straight. Within a month of riding it, just roads and freeways, no gravel or off road, i discovered a few dings and bent fins. That, with fender extender bolted since day 1.
Plus, there were a few cases of punctured rads on versyses in my country, so i put one on almost immediately. Not an expensive accessory, considering the price of a brand new rad, imho. Plus if you think ready made ones are expensive, chicken coop grills, some bolts, nuts, zip ties, spacer tubes and washers arent really expensive, really.
Current : Maroon 2011.
- Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS brake lines - Osram Hyper 65W both low/high beam - LED 30w aux floodlights & 3w DRLs - Rear Hugger - Givi crash guards - Yoshimura TRC Carbon - Dynojet PC5 - Scottoiler - R1 shock with Ohlins 14.2 kg/mm spring - Imitation Givi Windshield - Rear Givi rack with 24ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones - Z800 stock mirrors.
Up next :
- Protaper SE ATV Low - PIAA Platinum low