What type of screen do people use for a home made radiator guard and how do you secure the screen to the front of the radiator. I'm changing exhausts right now and would like to add a quick and dirty radiator guard to the 750 to protect against rocks. Thanks.
I actually could have video taped it.....that would have been too much time though, way too much bandwidth to waste
Yes, Im drunk again.... I love the single life.
Anyway....I used some kind of mesh for screen doors. Its aluminum, and its got decent strength, but Ive seen better mesh, with the same design, that is a hell of a lot better. If you cut it to the right size, it will almost hold itself in. Put door edge gaurds over the edges so it wont dig into the cores from vibration. I even added zip ties to make sure the bastard wont fall off.
I tried to search for my original post, but it doesnt go back that far, unless I'm doing it wrong. I think Amethi kept the pics for his site he was doing. Maybe I can get a link from him.
Here's mine, I made it after the radiator had some debris damage and I made it in about 10minutes.
I used metal gutter guard from Lowe's, it's like $3 for a 3' piece.
I just held it up to the radiator and took a Sharpie marker to mark the approximate length and used some electrical scissors to cut it. You want to cut for the longest (upper) section, the radiator is more narrow at the very bottom.
Once I got the size close I refitted it and made lines to outer edge of the radiator, you can slide one end into the small groove to get one side, cut then do the other but I just went to the outside edges.
Once you get that cut just fit and do whatever trimming you need to do. You can using rubber tubing, electrical tape, or the liquid stuff for tool handles for the ends of the metal for protection.
Mine isn't perfect but it's better than nothing, didn't cost much or take much time.....there are thousands of bikes still running fine without one.
I made mine slightly longer and have a little hump right at the center, directly behind the front tire...