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Old 12-28-2017, 08:13 AM
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Oil cooler guard

Have found what looks like a reasonable cf item to protect the oil cooler. Some seem to have a (slightly) cumbersome mounting bracket, some just sold with 4 holes drilled (2 top / 2 bottom). Any thoughts / experience as to best way to attach - looks possible to just use smallish / thin cable ties?
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:29 AM
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Re: Oil cooler guard

Most of my guards have been the ones you use wire ties. Have never had an issue with any of them. Never had one break the guard was secure 3 years later just like the day I installed it.

Get the one you like - is available - I personally don't know of a bad one. The one that offers the most protection most likely is the one that prevents the most air flow.
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Most of my guards have been the ones you use wire ties. Have never had an issue with any of them. Never had one break the guard was secure 3 years later just like the day I installed it.

Get the one you like - is available - I personally don't know of a bad one. The one that offers the most protection most likely is the one that prevents the most air flow.

Good call - zero limits offer both types (with / with-out brackets). I'll check what is "available" to attach the cable ties to around the oil cooler as this may be slightly fiddly depending on space, but ultimately most likely look tidier once done.
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Re: Oil cooler guard

Check this one Andrew...

http://www.bobsbmw.com/store/product...for-bmw-k1200r
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This is for a K1200R - my guess is it will fit a K1300R but I would confirm with Bob's before ordering???
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that looks like it is made from screening found at home depot and lowes, with edge trim from autozone.

not kidding....i used that exact pattern screening in some cabinet doors.....
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Good call - zero limits offer both types (with / with-out brackets). I'll check what is "available" to attach the cable ties to around the oil cooler as this may be slightly fiddly depending on space, but ultimately most likely look tidier once done.
Cheers

Ok, so slightly confused re fitting!! I see there are small screw threads top and bottom of the oil cooler which may be useable, but zip ties ( one per side to kind of lassoo the guard on) looks a cleaner option? However, could you advise how the guard slips over on the left side of the cooler (left side of bike / right side if looking at bike from front). The cooler is joined to the bike on both sides by one bolt i think, but whilst one side is free / clear, the side I'm looking at (yellow blob points the way!!) would stop the guard sliding and can't see how you access the other bolt? Hopefully I'm missing something obvious (i am pretty crap at stuff like this), so somebody please put me straight!!!
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Most of my guards have been the ones you use wire ties. Have never had an issue with any of them. Never had one break the guard was secure 3 years later just like the day I installed it.

Get the one you like - is available - I personally don't know of a bad one. The one that offers the most protection most likely is the one that prevents the most air flow.

Just taken a further look at this one and can see how the guard fits over the oil cooler just by lifting the side fairing a tiny amount. When securing wih cable ties, do you leave the cooler in situ or move it forwards? Also could you advise what you attach the cable ties to or do you loop one longish tie through the top and bottom holes of the guard (one per side) and "lassoo" the guard on?
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Re: Oil cooler guard

Try using the search function in the menu bar at the top.
Try.... oil cooler guard k1300R or oil cooler cover k1300r
Or have a look in the K1300R part of the forum under accessories, and general.
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Try using the search function in the menu bar at the top.
Try.... oil cooler guard k1300R or oil cooler cover k1300r
Or have a look in the K1300R part of the forum under accessories, and general.

Yep tried several searches - didnt fund a great deal tbh. Just looking for couple of lines from hands on experience as to best way to secure and how peeps did this.
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Re: Oil cooler guard

https://www.procycles.com.au/product...-cooler-guard/
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Good luck with that! Never heard of one
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Re: Oil cooler guard

Have a look at Sasaki sports club. They are a Japanese company that make high quality gear for the k12/13
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Just checked the website - looks decent company. Looking at your pic (nice bike btw), the cover is standing proud from the cooler rather than lipping around it? Looks fine to me - could you advise how you have secured it?
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If you looked at there website you should of seen the brackets that wrap around the cooler
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Re: Oil cooler guard

I've made some for several bikes out of aluminum mesh found at a hardware store.
Look for the stuff that keeps dogs from jumping through screen doors.
Zip ties and some rubber bumpers like on car doors to keep spacing.
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I've made some for several bikes out of aluminum mesh found at a hardware store.
Look for the stuff that keeps dogs from jumping through screen doors.
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Have found nice bit of kit hopefully from zero-limits - UK company

Have posted this in a diff section, so my apols if this is wrong to do!!??

I looked to fit my oil cooler guard last week, but was worried about snapping things!! Could any of you advise me regarding loosening off the top left hand fairing, to enable me to access the oil cooler bolt hidden by this? I undid the fairing bolt at the top (next to the tank) and the bolt which holds the indicator on. The fairing piece looks like it is also attached / supported inside to a small (3/4 inch) pole, over which fits a rubber? grommet. To be free of this, it looks like the top fairing needs to slide forward (about and inch), but I was struggling to do this. Is anything else needing to be undone before I start pulling things apart?
(Apols if this sounds a bit lame, as I'm sure this should be quite easy!! - in my defence I only have one fully fit arm - left arm has brachial plexus injury following a head on crash in 2009).
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