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Are there any radiator grills available to fit the R1250R?

Been fitting some accessories to my bike today. I’ve fitted the Evotech EP swingarm protection and EP rear spindle bobbins – both fitted perfectly and are very nice. Next on was the machineart moto mudsling. Fits nice though I had to shorten the screw as it bottoms out just before the washer is about to get nipped.

Then I decided the fit the Evotech radiator guard. I noted the instructions were for the R1250RS. Unfortunately, on the left-hand side the guard fouls the radiator pod and the top screw won’t screw home – if you did screw it home the pod would crack. On the right hand side, the OE BMW screw is left now too short to secure the pod.

I notice looking at photos that the R1250R has different pods to the R1200R.

So has anybody found a guard that fits the R1250R without fouling the side pods.
 

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This is why it doesn't fit correctly. The side pods have lugs on them that locate the pod onto the side of the radiator mount. As you can see the radiator guard now prevents them from locating.

It’s really disappointing that this radiator has no guard as standard. Considering the pathetically short mud guard the bare radiator is left pretty vulnerable to damage.

I’m keen to find a guard that fits correctly. Anu suggestions? Anybody fitted a radiator guard to their R1250R?

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OK, been searching for rad grills and looking closely at all the snaps I can find.
I've ordered the R&G one, and gone for the titanium finish - which again might help give this all black bike a wee lift.
From what I can see the R&G guard mounts top and bottom, rather than at the sides, so it shouldn't foul the side pods.
Will report back.

The Evotech one is in the post back to them. I would say I'm very happy with the other stuff I bought from them, it's very good quality and at a reasonable price. I'm guessing they've just made an assumption that if the guard fits the RS then it will also fit the R.
 

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OK, Evotech radiator grill returned. They tell me they will be revisiting the R1250R.



R&G guard fitted – it’s a bit tight with the strange BMW decorative thing in place (what is that thing for?) and I’ve now, with all the faffing about, had those horrible almost self-tapping style plastic screws out and back in of the fan frame more times than I care for. So, guard is in place and is staying there.



I went for the titanium look paint – again just trying to give the overall blackness of the bike a wee lift.



Here she is;


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I ended up fabricating one using an black nest waste paper backer and after making a cardboard template cut it to shape using tin snips.

Then glued some neoprene hose washers on it to space it from the rad fins and so far my “ghetto” seems to be ok. However, It only protects the finned area.
 

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Really like the titanium look, may have to upgrade mine.
Also like the improved look of the Rad cowls on the R1250R and wondering if they would fit but scared at what BMW may ask for them. Cannot fond them on the parts fiche.

OK, Evotech radiator grill returned. They tell me they will be revisiting the R1250R.



R&G guard fitted – it’s a bit tight with the strange BMW decorative thing in place (what is that thing for?) and I’ve now, with all the faffing about, had those horrible almost self-tapping style plastic screws out and back in of the fan frame more times than I care for. So, guard is in place and is staying there.



I went for the titanium look paint – again just trying to give the overall blackness of the bike a wee lift.



Here she is;


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I did wonder if I might have to lash something up myself. It’s disappointing that the bikes don’t come with a guard as standard, it clearly needs it. Plus, new radiator is an eye watering 500 quid.



The Evotech guard covered the whole radiator but then of course it’s not fully compatible with the side pods.

The R&G grills covers only the radiator fins – but that’s all you need anyway, and it locates top and bottom so does not foul the side pods.

Not keen on the R&G logos, but other than that it’s fine.
 
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