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    Question Radiator Cover?

    Where can I get hold of a Radiator cover for the bike. Looks a little exposed

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    I was just looking for the same thing. I found a couple of golden ones on ebay but that color doesn't fit my bike. Did you check out those?

    Unless theres some other better looking/colored choises available somewhere I'll probably end up making some sort of a cover myself. In the end its only some metal mesh with a frame around it.

    Does any other bike have the same size radiator? Or even something thats close enought to be easily modified to fit an RSV? Theres lots of custom covers available for japanese bikes with less € or $.


    Edit: beowulf-performance-products.com has some. But still quite pricey compared to more common japanese covers... But hey. It's like that and thats the way it is when you drive Aprilia
    Maybe I'll keep looking for some alternative parts to modify before buying those.
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    Get some mesh from B&Q and mould round, then just nip ends in, they wont go anywhere, will fit bike then and be damn sight cheaper, and any colour you want.

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    Yeah was thinking of making my own, was more worried about the oil rad, right inline of the wheel.
    Gold's not my colour either, some nice matt black ones for me. I will keep looking.
    Must be another bike that theses could like

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    these look pretty good... bit pricey though
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=160042054998

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    Cox Racing home-bromie....



    I'll get a better picture later. Order them from here:

    click He makes them himself. By far the easiest retrofit I've had to do on the bike. Trust me, you'll want to order on ASAP. I've got two big ass gashes in my radiator before I retrofitted this beauty. It's cut to size. Anodized. And from what I remember, around $100 or so.

    click this link instead

    Made specifically for the RSVR and the Tuono.
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    Give mtc a call on 01704 893337 as he makes the for beowulf.

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    Oh, I see. You folks are in the UK. Sorry. Still getting used to this forum. (in the U.S.A)

    Cherio my blokes! Right-O and all that jazz....

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    Heres my effort.

    6 quid

    If any one wants to know how i did Ill do a How to.



    Shite photo but looks better inreal life

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    you have struck my attention, how did you do it? have you posted it in the How-To area yet?

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    Its fairly easy to do

    1 take off lower fairing
    2 get the grill that you have bought from the local DIY centre ( must be aluminium )
    3 cut the grill 3 cm larger than the rad.
    4 grab a ribber mallet and tap gently!! to form the shape of the rad, leaving the grill un touched at the top.( as it is covered by the lower fairing )
    5 then simply get 4 small cable tyres and tie on the top of the rad bracket.
    6 stand back and admire your handywork

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    make your own its not hard just fold and pinch the mesh over the top and bottom of the rads and the fairing doe's the rest .save your self some cash
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    This is mine now or how its gonna look when ive finished.

    What do you lads think of the rear vents in the rear fairing?

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    Looks really good mate.

    I'm inspired, off to B & Q tomorrow to buy some mesh and make my own.

    God I hate this forum, it causes me sooooo much work on my bike.

    CK has me addicted to carbon fibre

    Flick has me wanting to ride way too fast

    Now you ya bugger got me tarting my bike up even more with mesh grilles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointer rsv View Post
    make your own its not hard just fold and pinch the mesh over the top and bottom of the rads and the fairing doe's the rest .save your self some cash
    what mesh did you use and where from. looks tops

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    http://www.mikesgrilles.com/index.htm

    I got mine from here. It comes a kit,

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    Quote Originally Posted by danf1234 View Post
    http://www.mikesgrilles.com/index.htm

    I got mine from here. It comes a kit,
    Those look pretty smart Dan I looked at bying some mesh from B&Q and doing it myself but was surprised how expensive the sheet of mesh was, especially if i fcuked up but it might be better getting those from the link, at least they will look professionally done

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    garvey got the mesh from work its stainless steel abit harder to form round the top and bottom of the rads. but sure if you find or now some one who works in a local engineers fab shop they will sort you out cheap enough
    Last edited by pointer rsv; October 11th, 2008 at 08:54 AM.

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    Use aluminium not expensive and it looks great aswell.

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