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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: kwassi on March 25, 2014, 02:37:24 pm

Title: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on March 25, 2014, 02:37:24 pm
We test fitted our new radiator covers this weekend and thank you to AntVan for the help.

We are making one small change in the form of a logo otherwise we should have it in stock before end of April.

One question do you guys prefer there to be a GS logo on it or is that just a nice to have?
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Draadwerk on March 25, 2014, 02:54:36 pm
Logo please I think...
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: AntVan on March 25, 2014, 05:04:07 pm
Logo.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: AntVan on March 25, 2014, 05:04:25 pm
And a pleasure...
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Draadwerk on March 25, 2014, 07:07:25 pm
Show us some pics please Kwassi???
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: AntVan on March 25, 2014, 10:05:37 pm
We did not take peectjirs. You can't afford my modeling rates.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: BennNevis on March 26, 2014, 06:47:26 am
Just curious, I have owned and ridden a LC since they were launched more than a year ago. Admittedly I have done some dirt roads but mostly tar and would like to understand what these radiator covers are protecting the radiators from? Fying insects? Or stones. If stones then how do they get to your radiators from your front wheel or is it from bikes roosting in front of you? I could understand iff one is doing enduro races where branches could lodge itself into the radiators but an LC not an enduro bike make
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on March 26, 2014, 07:02:42 am
Sorry no pics. The sample ain't to friendly on the eye.

Most people would probably say for the guy riding in front of you on the dirt but saying that, some years ago I stopped at roadworks on the N1 and 3 guys pulled up on their bikes and one got hit buy a small stone on the radiator and it was pouring out. Can't remember if it was one if his buddies bike or a car that kicked up the stone. So the radiator covers probably do have it's use offroad and onroad.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: SGB on March 26, 2014, 08:27:50 am
Post a picture.  Without that, you will not get meaningful feedback.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on March 26, 2014, 08:33:50 am
Agree but the design at this late stage is not going to change. The question is only Gs logo or not.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 26, 2014, 09:04:34 am
Just curious, I have owned and ridden a LC since they were launched more than a year ago. Admittedly I have done some dirt roads but mostly tar and would like to understand what these radiator covers are protecting the radiators from? Fying insects? Or stones. If stones then how do they get to your radiators from your front wheel or is it from bikes roosting in front of you? I could understand iff one is doing enduro races where branches could lodge itself into the radiators but an LC not an enduro bike make

I have a few chips on the radiator guards. Happens when riding dirt in a group or passing farmer John in his Isuzu on the R355 and sometimes on tar when stones are flying behind large trucks. Had a lot of the latter on the N1 near roadworks.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Draadwerk on March 26, 2014, 10:29:29 am
Always ride in front then you have no problems 👍
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: AntVan on March 26, 2014, 11:15:42 am
Just curious, I have owned and ridden a LC since they were launched more than a year ago. Admittedly I have done some dirt roads but mostly tar and would like to understand what these radiator covers are protecting the radiators from? Fying insects? Or stones. If stones then how do they get to your radiators from your front wheel or is it from bikes roosting in front of you? I could understand iff one is doing enduro races where branches could lodge itself into the radiators but an LC not an enduro bike make

My guards have saved my radiators 3 times I guess. That's since August 2013.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on March 26, 2014, 02:31:01 pm
Interesting that nobody even asks for the price.

Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Draadwerk on March 26, 2014, 02:49:01 pm
We all just assumed it can't ne more than R50
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on March 26, 2014, 03:19:57 pm
 :laughing4:

Ja julle klomp armgatte met witbrood onder die arm.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: nielvn on March 26, 2014, 03:55:55 pm
I cannot see the pics, but heard a story today that BMW send a circular stating that they will not honour any warranty claims on GS's overheating with radiator protectors on, unless these protectors are from a specific manufacturer............... not sure about the reliability of this info.

 :peepwall:
Title: Re:
Post by: kwassi on March 26, 2014, 04:24:26 pm
Thats sounds like Bmw.
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Post by: nielvn on March 26, 2014, 04:31:41 pm
Listen guys this unconfirmed, just rumor.

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Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Lord Knormoer on March 26, 2014, 04:59:29 pm
I cannot see the pics, but heard a story today that BMW send a circular stating that they will not honour any warranty claims on GS's overheating with radiator protectors on, unless these protectors are from a specific manufacturer............... not sure about the reliability of this info.

 :peepwall:

I bought my GS new from BMW with Rockfox radiator guards installed as part of the deal. I think this is just a rumour.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on March 27, 2014, 08:02:06 am
At this stage price less than R800 for sure
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Draadwerk on March 27, 2014, 09:30:40 am
Less R750 discount for WD???
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on March 27, 2014, 09:45:55 am
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on April 03, 2014, 07:08:34 am
So ons gaan die GS logo laat opsit.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on May 21, 2014, 09:02:04 am
Moet 'n klein design verandering maak omrede Bmw 'n design change gemaak het van 2013 na 2014.

Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: 1190 on June 08, 2014, 05:28:53 pm
Do you have an ETA for the guards.  I have the 2014 model?
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Post by: kwassi on June 08, 2014, 07:33:21 pm
We hope within 2 months. The 2013 model available end of the week.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on June 10, 2014, 09:24:29 am
@1190

The 2014 model radiator covers new design went into the laser cutters this morning.

Sal jou op hoogte hou hier.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Slaaiblaar on June 10, 2014, 10:45:56 am
@1190

The 2014 model radiator covers new design went into the laser cutters this morning.

Sal jou op hoogte hou hier.

2013 and 2014 radiators also different?
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: Lord Knormoer on June 10, 2014, 11:21:56 am
I transferred my covers from the 2013 to the 2014. Probably depends on the cover design, apparently there is a small change.
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on June 10, 2014, 11:29:01 am
(http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/Kwassi007/GoGravel/20140412_123345_resized.jpg)

Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: 1190 on June 10, 2014, 09:09:10 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on June 20, 2014, 07:28:34 am
Die covers word môre getoets op 'n Adv.
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Post by: kwassi on June 21, 2014, 10:43:10 am
Die covers pas en is beskikbaar van vanoggend by Bikezone Westrand op Ontdekkers. Limited stock.
Title: Re: Re: LC Radiator Covers
Post by: kwassi on June 21, 2014, 10:43:49 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/21/evu3uded.jpg)