Not quite sure if this is the right category so mods feel free to move if need be. Just posting this to start an "official" thread on it (there are some murmurs if you search the forum) and so that I don't forget to post the results of the eBay special I just ordered from China with love.
I did some research and there is a few companies that make them but the best way to really get results in a search is for doing GSR750 as that is the European counterpart to our bike. If you search eBay for GSR750 Radiator Guard you'll get a handful of results. I ended up going with: www.ebay.com/itm/122992421118 . It is one of the cheapest ones, but it's also one of the simplest which is what I was going for.
Well it arrived! Not too bad on shipping time considering it came from China. Plus by the time it made it stateside it said it would be Tuesday so I was surprised to see it show up today. Anyways, looks exactly as pictured in the ad so nothing to report. Came in a reasonable cardboard box and was wrapped in bubble wrap. It also had a couple little foam strips with, I'm guessing it's because it wont' be a perfect fit and will need to put them on so it doesn't rattle/rub.
Here's a couple pictures, and I'll post more once installed (hopefully this weekend).
Yeah I decided to take the risk and not go with the R&G or EvoTech which were about double the price. The EvoTech did mount differently and just from the pictures looked to be better quality. But I figured I'd be a guinea pig on this one!
This thread is open to anyone else that wants to post up their rad guards or experiences with other brands.
Well, it’s in! So far so good. Installation was easy enough and it seemed to line up fine without having to bend or mess with it at all. I’m very pleased for the price.
Here’s a couple notes for install: - Take the side panels off! Two Allen bolts on each and they slide off and it gives you easy access to the sides of the radiator so you can get a 10mm socket to loosen the 3 bolts. - Don’t unbolt all the way. You only need to loosen the bolts enough to slide the tabs in. - Don’t shove the guard all the way back. You’ll see in the pics below that I only put the tabs in just far enough to secure it so it would leave some space between the guard and the radiator. The tabs fit nicely between the metal washers and the rubber grommets. - Only a little foam needed along the bottom in my case as it was the only area that seemed like it may make contact during vibration or speed.