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So I bought the radiator guard kit today. Cost me AUD$112. Install took around half an hour. Found out that Ducati only sells the bottom guard. Although I've seen an evotech one on eBay that I'm thinking of getting which protects the top radiator.
 

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I'm debating on getting one of these as well. Would the bottom half be sufficient, or do you recommend the top one too?
 

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No trouble installing them. The only issue was that i had to buy a set of metric allen/hex keys, you need a 4mm to remove the old screws and instal the new ones. Pretty straight forward has instructions as well.

Bottom should be sufficient but i am a little ocd and i want the top covered as well. lol.
 

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I fitted the R and G radiator guards. I had the side fairings off already and had no issue with the lower guard. The upper guard needed a bit of bending to get it in place but it straightened out OK.
 

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These are goods things to have. I ended up putting them on my 1199 as it was getting hit pretty hard and putting them on my 959 as well. The Evotech brand is the easiest to install, no messing with the radiators at all. Quick, easy and it's a quality product! They run around $165 USD for the set.
 

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Yeah, they're the same ones I am looking at on eBay. I decided to get the genuine Ducati Performance one for the lower half as it actually ended up being cheaper. The top one however is going to cost me around AUD$150.
 

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Not completely on topic but not completely off topic. I need a pair of these because I live in San Francisco, and there's construction...everywhere. I took a nice little ding to my radiator for some debris so I'm definitely going to get a guard-question is...why would I spend $100+ on a EvoTech/R&G/etc. when I can get this for $40 and it looks identical and made of the same materials?

I AM a total brand ***** but...it's just a piece of powder coated aluminum. Anyone have any experience with this eBay special version?
 

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Not completely on topic but not completely off topic. I need a pair of these because I live in San Francisco, and there's construction...everywhere. I took a nice little ding to my radiator for some debris so I'm definitely going to get a guard-question is...why would I spend $100+ on a EvoTech/R&G/etc. when I can get this for $40 and it looks identical and made of the same materials?

I AM a total brand ***** but...it's just a piece of powder coated aluminum. Anyone have any experience with this eBay special version?
Many customers have been running these for years now and have nothing but positive things to say, also when you use discount code 959PANIGALE you get the forum discount on them which makes them much more affordable. Mind you they offer lifetime warranty as well.

https://www.motomillion.com/collections/ducati-panigale-899-1199-959-1299/products/dieci83-ducati-panigale-899-959-1199-1299-radiator-and-oil-cooler-guards
 

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Not completely on topic but not completely off topic. I need a pair of these because I live in San Francisco, and there's construction...everywhere. I took a nice little ding to my radiator for some debris so I'm definitely going to get a guard-question is...why would I spend $100+ on a EvoTech/R&G/etc. when I can get this for $40 and it looks identical and made of the same materials?

I AM a total brand ***** but...it's just a piece of powder coated aluminum. Anyone have any experience with this eBay special version?
Reviving this thread. Did you end up going with the Chinese item from ebay?

I am getting some wear from road debris, and need shields. However, as you pointed out, what is the benefit of the DIEC183's at double the price of the Ebay version?

P.S.: I Ordered the inexpensive ebay unit. Will report back once received and installed.
 

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Reviving this thread. Did you end up going with the Chinese item from ebay?

I am getting some wear from road debris, and need shields. However, as you pointed out, what is the benefit of the DIEC183's at double the price of the Ebay version?

P.S.: I Ordered the inexpensive ebay unit. Will report back once received and installed.
So, funny you reply when you did. The eBay unit is a piece of crap. I don't usually take short cuts and on paper these seemed fine but it doesn't line up properly and leaves a good 1/2" gap on the right side of the radiator completely unprotected. Almost is worse as it can be a pocket entry of sorts for crap to fly right in and get trapped. I couldn't even make it fit properly when jamming it into the little slot that sits right in front of the radiator, I had to wedge it into the lower fairing which is bad because it leaves a large gap between the guard and radiator and worse has less tire clearance if your suspension is set too soft. Just yesterday I decided I wanted to try to bend the mounting tabs where you run the screw threw it to properly mount it in the right spot but they snapped right off upon minimal bending.

Don't buy the eBay special. Taking that short cut ended up cutting me short.

Ended up ordering an Evotech Lower Radiator Guard because I realized the upper screw mounting point kinda blows and this sits much more cleanly against the radiator.
 

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So, funny you reply when you did. The eBay unit is a piece of crap. I don't usually take short cuts and on paper these seemed fine but it doesn't line up properly and leaves a good 1/2" gap on the right side of the radiator completely unprotected. Almost is worse as it can be a pocket entry of sorts for crap to fly right in and get trapped. I couldn't even make it fit properly when jamming it into the little slot that sits right in front of the radiator, I had to wedge it into the lower fairing which is bad because it leaves a large gap between the guard and radiator and worse has less tire clearance if your suspension is set too soft. Just yesterday I decided I wanted to try to bend the mounting tabs where you run the screw threw it to properly mount it in the right spot but they snapped right off upon minimal bending.

Don't buy the eBay special. Taking that short cut ended up cutting me short.

Ended up ordering an Evotech Lower Radiator Guard because I realized the upper screw mounting point kinda blows and this sits much more cleanly against the radiator.
Canceled the Ebay order. Ordered the well reviewed Dieci83 unit from Motomillion.

I like the evotech unit as well. Not much need for upper coolant radiator protection, compared to the dire need for lower oil cooler.

Thanks!
 

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Canceled the Ebay order. Ordered the well reviewed Dieci83 unit from Motomillion.

I like the evotech unit as well. Not much need for upper coolant radiator protection, compared to the dire need for lower oil cooler.

Thanks!
I ended up just receiving the lower unit from Evotech yesterday. This thing is VERY high quality and extremely durable/solid. It's a great unit and it fits so perfectly and flush. I highly recommend it. I didn't go with an upper, just the lower. Well worth the $70 or so.
 

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Although I don't have that particular unit, I have many other Evotech products and Yes, their quality is top notch.
 
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I have got it from a company here in Brazil, I hope it is good quality, let’s see.


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I have got it from a company here in Brazil, I hope it is good quality, let’s see.


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Unfortunately it is awful. I’m going to return it, and I’ll stick with evotech you guys are talking about.






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I ended up just receiving the lower unit from Evotech yesterday. This thing is VERY high quality and extremely durable/solid. It's a great unit and it fits so perfectly and flush. I highly recommend it. I didn't go with an upper, just the lower. Well worth the $70 or so.
I installed the Dieci 83 unit today. Not impressed at all. It does not fully cover the lower radiator leaving gaps around the edges.
 

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So, funny you reply when you did. The eBay unit is a piece of crap. I don't usually take short cuts and on paper these seemed fine but it doesn't line up properly and leaves a good 1/2" gap on the right side of the radiator completely unprotected. Almost is worse as it can be a pocket entry of sorts for crap to fly right in and get trapped. I couldn't even make it fit properly when jamming it into the little slot that sits right in front of the radiator, I had to wedge it into the lower fairing which is bad because it leaves a large gap between the guard and radiator and worse has less tire clearance if your suspension is set too soft. Just yesterday I decided I wanted to try to bend the mounting tabs where you run the screw threw it to properly mount it in the right spot but they snapped right off upon minimal bending.

Don't buy the eBay special. Taking that short cut ended up cutting me short.

Ended up ordering an Evotech Lower Radiator Guard because I realized the upper screw mounting point kinda blows and this sits much more cleanly against the radiator.
Not at all like the video that shows a great fit, and not at all like the experience some folks here on the forum had. Perhaps the manufacturer has changed sourcing.

Gaps galore.
 
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