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I was thinking of buying a pair of Touratech radiator covers for my 700 Transalp but was concerned incase they shield the radiators too much and prevent cooling, I have read that several people mention the 700 engine runs hot at the best of times.
Can anyone advise me at all.
 

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I wouldn't say the Transalp 700 runs particularly hot - I see about 74 to 76 degrees C on my display most of the time I'm on the open road. In traffic, the fan cuts in at 101 degrees and quickly gets the engine down to about 99 at which point it stops - until the temp goes up to 101 again. I don't know the TT rad guards, but I'd imagine that unless you were riding in particularly hot conditions they'd be OK.

Are you planning to ride in particularly gritty/gravelly conditions? The rads are petty high up and out of the way of debris for most "normal" riding.
 

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Hi I have the tt rad guards and no issues yet but its between -1 and +3 degrees. Temp when in use is 77-78 degrees. I am conscious that tt's instruction say it can overheat so will have to keep an eye. Regards Jak
 

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Hi I have the tt rad guards and no issues yet but its between -1 and +3 degrees. Temp when in use is 77-78 degrees. I am conscious that tt's instruction say it can overheat so will have to keep an eye. Regards Jak
Thanks, I suspect that if tt are stating in the instructions that the bike may overheat then the covers do restrict air flow so perhaps I won't buy them.

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I had a set on my 650 and had no problems at all.
 

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Hi..now just my input..

Ive never had the need for radiator protectors whoever made them and my ta650 has some serious trail riding and lots of gravel too..fast like 50mph..never had a stone lodge in grills and that after 5 years use..also on the road too..

is it just bling? as the plastic ones do a very good job..in winter i blank the left non fan rad to increase temp but it dosent go up much..yeh I know the ta700 run hotter..
 

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Hi..now just my input..

Ive never had the need for radiator protectors whoever made them and my ta650 has some serious trail riding and lots of gravel too..fast like 50mph..never had a stone lodge in grills and that after 5 years use..also on the road too..

is it just bling? as the plastic ones do a very good job..in winter i blank the left non fan rad to increase temp but it dosent go up much..yeh I know the ta700 run hotter..
If I'm not mistaken the 700 doesn't have plastic covers the same as 650's, I know the radiators are high up but they are very expensive if they got damaged so I thought it would be better to protect them before its too late.
Thanks for your views on this subject.
 
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