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EazyDuz
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PostSubject: Cheap radiator cover   Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:38 pm

Been eyeing this up:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191434437253?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Just wondered how it fits to the bike. Would it come with self tapping screws that go into the stock plastic cover? Seen an old thread on here where someone purchased it but didnt leave a review.
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:45 pm

Looks like it fits over the top of the existing one to me? especially as it has no points for fixing other than the three screw holes either side.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:28 pm

simbo wrote:
Looks like it fits over the top of the existing one to me? especially as it has no points for fixing other than the three screw holes either side.
Are there existing holes in the standard one or does it have to be drilled?
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:02 pm

I have that version on my C800. It came with fixings so just wait & see what comes with it. 
Mine came from the same supplier I think(?) & fits over the original tightly but ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:47 pm

if you are after a rad grill it looks fricking great for that price. could you tell us a bit more about yours Pete how long you have had it fitted how it is holding up so on so on......... like I said it looks very smart in the ad for it
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:07 am

Hi Morgan/all. Have had this fitted since last year & it's had it's fair share of crap n rain etc thrown at it & it still looks spot on! 
Yes it seems thin But then again it is 95% flat surfaced with the 90 degree bend helping to strengthen it but the only thing you have to watch is some of the sharp bits that you can/will catch your fingers on when polishing it up! Don't ask how I know ok! 
The original cover gives it the required strength as it attach's to the sides with screws/bolts, I cannot remember at the moment which but anybody can fix it on no problem. 
I believe the same folk sell many other designs as well apart from this one & at a price thats very affordable! 
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:58 pm

hehehe yeh just looked at it again do you mean the two bits that split the wings up to look like feathers omg they look like needles ouch lmao I'm gunna look at there other rad covers and see what I think
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:24 pm

Oh yeh thats the ones! OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:16 pm

hyst thought so hahahahha
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:27 pm

Well ive ordered it. I'll probably put up a video of all my mods done so far including the cover once fitted
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:38 pm

EazyDuz wrote:
Well ive ordered it. I'll probably put up a video of all my mods done so far including the cover once fitted

I'll look forward to it 
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap radiator cover   Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:09 pm

Thats a good price, just keep it protected and it will be good for years. some people buy cheaper stuff and dont look after it and wonder why it rusts
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