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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2007, 2:39 pm Thread Starter
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radiator protection?

A riding buddy recently had a rock(or something) ding the left radiator on K1200GT which resulted in leaking......and a new radiator. Got me to thinking if anyone has added "protection" to avoid this? I've seen some screening somewhere, but discounted the need for it........now I wonder.......
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Two words: metal lath.

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There was a guy who made screens for the old K (single radiator) . He did a lot of testing to get it right. You might be able to research him on www.bmwlt.com

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There was a guy who made screens for the old K (single radiator) . He did a lot of testing to get it right. You might be able to research him on www.bmwlt.com
I worked on engineering fan shrouds once and you need to look at maximum percentage hole area.

That is best delivered with a woven stainless wire mesh where the wire is of small cross section compared to the hole size.

Most perforated metals are 50%, lath is better but may not be rigid.



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