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Anyone installed one of these ? I feel they must be imperative as the radiator is wide open....
 

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There's plenty of new bikes out there without them, so i wouldn't say it's imperative...
I'd think the main reason is for aesthetics as it sticks out like a sore thumb in raw silver...
 

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If you do a search for 'XSR700 Evotech mods' on Youtube, there is a good installation video showing the Evotech radiator guard.

Brian
 

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Hi there. It's really simple, I have the same guard on mine. There are 2 screws holding on the radiator side panels on both sides. Unscrew these and the panels come off, exposing the radiator sides. There should be a foam strip in with the guard packaging. Cut it into 2 strips and peeling of the tape on the back of the strips, stick them to the top and bottom ridges on the front of the radiator. They're quite obvious as they are raised. It's the the joint between the cooling fins and the top and bottom parts of the radiator. All you do now is pop it in place, lining up the screw holes and put the side panels back on. The original screws are plenty long enough. Bobs your uncle.

I think it looks great, reduces that horrible silver mass at the front.

All the best dude.
 

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I just installed the Evotech radiator guard and they've improved the design since last year, it seems. There are rubber spacers/standoffs that mount in the grille that sit on the upper and lower radiator end tanks, instead of a foam strip. Otherwise the installation is just like Chillyhead says, quick and easy. Looks so much better than the silver radiator and will protect against rocks etc. Seems like a well built product and shipping was fast from the UK to the US west coast.
 

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There's plenty of new bikes out there without them, so i wouldn't say it's imperative...
I'd think the main reason is for aesthetics as it sticks out like a sore thumb in raw silver...
For impecably clean trackday circuits maybe. In the few months driving around colorado before i got my guard i had many bent fins
 
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