Works Connection Radiator Braces

Works Connection Radiator Braces
Works Connection Radiator Braces

$39.95 - $124.95

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ASealy Verified Purchaser
Milledgeville
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Must have

These are a must have for saving your radiators. The don't offer full protection but they reinforce them and provide substantial impact resistance. They're almost completely hidden on my 03 CR250 which is nice. They very well designed and fit perfectly

Motodad Top 50 Contributor
Texas
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Radiator Insurance

The WC braces are simple to install, look great and are extremely durable. The braces are like insurance, you pay in advance, but will save you in the long run!!

One minor crash with out them and you will be spending big buck to replace a radiator or two.

A great investment

Christoph Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 4/5 Style 5/5
Lightweight protection

Does the jobs without adding too much additional weight. Protects against low and medium strength impacts, but might reach its limits on high speed crashes.

Also, keep in mind that it does not 'wrap' around the cooler like other models do (which are heavier on the other side).

Aaron3376 Verified Purchaser
NC
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 4/5 Style 5/5
YZ450F radiator braces

Fit up was great! Seem strong haven't crash tested them yet. But easy to install and look great! Work connection makes quality products. Also have their skid plate and I would give it the same review!

Motodad Verified Purchaser Top 50 Contributor
Texas, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
The best

Simple to install, and outstanding protection!! A must have, unless you like replacing radiators!!

Jmarkel475 Top 250 Contributor
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 4/5 Style 4/5

Definitely one of the first things you should invest in putting on any new bike. Protecting your coolant is importand. I also recommend a skidplate/water pump guard,

Pres
San Diego, CA, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
BEST BRACES EVER!!

If you don't have these you need to get them because one crash and your radiators are gone these things are not only easy to put on but they protect them in a big crash

hondaracer257
Wisconsin
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Strong!

Took a nasty spill and the braces never budged! Very happy I put them on with my new radiators or I would be really ticked off! Great Product!

Londy Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Visalia, CA, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Works Connection Period.

These braces bolt right on and look slick right under the radiator shrouds. Crucial purchase if you dont have the money to replace radiators (WHEN) you crash. Works Connection always delivers with their products. 5 stars. Must have product. Buy them.

chestnut250 Verified Purchaser
Phelan
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
'12 CRF450R WC Radiator Braces Installation

These are a great product to help protect your expensive radiators from damage during falls. Racing in the desert, these save you a fortune! Here is my breakdown of the product specifically for owners of '09-'12 CRF450R models.

Ease of Installation:
3 stars. You'll need a hand drill and 1/4" drill bit but I recommend a unibit since they drill nice round hole through sheet metal. Normal bits can leave triangular holes. These braces do require some changes to your bike. The upper radiator tab on the 450R does not have a hole. The lower does which the radiator shroud mounts to but the top will need to be drilled. Not a big deal but follow the instructions carefully and make certain you have the guards fitting snug to the radiators before you mark the hole location otherwise the guards will not fit correctly. Also, you will more than likely have to trim your stock radiator shrouds to get them to mount flush which was done easily with a new sharp razor blade.

Style: 5 stars. They look terrific when installed correctly.

Durability: 5 stars. They aren't indestructable, but they definitely help.

Performance: 5 stars.

Works Connection Radiator Braces
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Hollywood
Honolulu, HI, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Good Purchase for the week

Needing bracing for the radiator an works connection was the answer.

12kx450 Top 500 Contributor
Linn County, OR, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
A must have for your bike.

If you don't have these on your bike and your a Serious racer or off road rider or even just a weekend warrior. You should have these on your bike. It saves you money from a crash and install within minutes..

Trey222
FT. Benning GA
Durability 1/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 1/5 Style 5/5
Broke

They didn't work so great for me I bent then and it smashed my radiator in

Winters Top 500 Contributor
Mustang, OK
Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 4/5 Style 4/5
"WORKS" for me

The braces are well engineered and fitment is great. Have not bent my rads yet and I fall a lot!!!!

Robbie Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
So far so good.

I haven't had any bad wrecks but I have tipped the bike over in turns and such and everything is still straight. Bolted right up too.

Marky Verified Purchaser
Saunderstown, North Kingstown, RI 02874, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Must Have !

If you Ride MX you need these. You will literally rip off the radiators for the first time you take a hard spill. These strengthen the mounting and do a decent job of protecting the front, rear, and sides of the radiators.

Cesar Verified Purchaser
New York
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

Nunca usen su motor sin este procte rtor

Brad23 Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Must have for woods riding!

This is one of the first thing I put on all of my bikes! Perfectly line up with radiators and shrouds.

GCW591
Abingdon, Va
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Brace yourself

Save your radiators before its too late. One crash is all it takes to end a day of racing or riding. These braces come with clear instructions and only take about 20 minutes to put on. I didn't have to remove anything but the radiator shroud to install these on my RMZ 450.

kuhby11 Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Wc radiator braces

Quality product. Bolted right up

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12344444555
Location: Live Oak, FL, USA
Q: Can these radiator braces fit after market radiator s?
2 months 4 days ago
Can these braces fit my aftermarket radiators?
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 months 3 days ago
A: The Works Connection Radiator Braces are designed to work with OEM radiators. Fitment with oversized aftermarket radiators can not be guaranteed.
erod53
Q: I have a 2016 yz450fx and I wanted to know if these will actually work with it?
4 months 5 days ago
Motodad
Top 50 Contributor Top 250 Contributor Top 100 Contributor
4 months 4 days ago Location: Texas
A: The YZ450FX is very similar to the YX450F. However you have a cooling fan and the radiators may be a different size. I would recommend checking a different brand, MOOSE, DEVOL or GYTR.
Lane
Q: Will these fit oversized rads on an 07 crf250r?
Over 5 months ago
Motodad
Top 250 Contributor Top 100 Contributor Top 50 Contributor
4 months 4 days ago Location: Texas
A: i hve them installed on two Hondas with oversized radiators. a 13 CRF250r and a 13 CRF450R. it will require a little tweeking and possibly pulling the upper mount hole.
Dillweed
Q: 2015 Honda crf450x braces/cages?
Over 6 months ago
Would these Radiator braces work w/ the moose radiator cages???
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 6 months ago
A: Fitment with the Moose radiator cage can not be guaranteed.
Motodad
Top 50 Contributor Top 100 Contributor Top 250 Contributor
Over 6 months ago Location: Texas, USA
A: yes may need to relocate or pull the upper mount hole
Jusbus
Location: Pa
Q: Are these the 18-279 radiator braces for the 2015 yz 250f?
Over 7 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 6 months ago
A: Yes for your 2015 Yamaha YZ250F this would be Works Connection Radiator Brace part number 18-279.
Pres
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Q: Does this require drilling on a 2008 crf150r and if so where can I find a drill bit?
1 year ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year ago
A: No there would not be any drilling necessary to install these Works Connection Radiator Braces (18-008) on your 2008 Honda CRF150R. Simple bolt-on with mounting hardware included.
TwoSix
Q: Is this come in pairs?
1 year 7 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 7 months ago
A: Yes, The Works Connection Radiator Braces are Sold in pairs.
Motodad
Top 100 Contributor Top 50 Contributor
3 months 13 days ago Location: Texas
A: YEs they come with two braces.
symons25
Q: 2012 yamaha 450 are these braces for that model all one peice or do they mount with brackets?
1 year 8 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 8 months ago
A: For your Yamaha 2012 YZ450F the Works Connection Radiator Brace 18-266 (Superseded from 18-265) incorporates CNC’d billet bracket system and rubber vibration isolators.
felipe
Location: chile
Q: I would like to be sure if radiator braces fit suzuki rmz450 2012?
2 years 10 months ago
MotoSportGrant
MotoSport Staff
2 years 10 months ago
A: The Works Connection Radiator Braces will fit, just make sure to profile your bikes make, model and year correctly as they are model specific.
Motodad
Top 50 Contributor Top 100 Contributor
3 months 13 days ago Location: Texas
A: Works Connection braces will fit your RMZ with no issues. Simple to install and worth the money to save the radiators.
lcmracer
Location: Fairmont, WV 26554, USA
Q: Will braces work with ims oversized tank 2014 crf250?
2 years 11 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
2 years 11 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: The Works Connection braces are designed only to fit with stock tanks. While they may work with some aftermarket tanks, Works Connection does not test them this way so fitment cannot be guaranteed.
Motodad
Top 50 Contributor Top 100 Contributor
3 months 13 days ago Location: Texas
A: It will depend on the tank. More than likely they will fit. You might look at a radiator cage...........

Remember Motosport has a great return policy, as long as they are not damaged or altered.
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