Works Connection Radiator Braces

Works Connection Radiator Braces
Works Connection Radiator Braces

$39.95 - $144.95

Item #WKS001J

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Jace
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
OFFROADING MUST

great product fits right on 2009 kx450f

Ace104 Verified Purchaser
San Diego, CA, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

A must have for any off road bike; inexpensive compared to new radiators& easy to install! I've put them on every bike I've ever owned!

Burndirt Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

Easy to install and works well!

Terry Verified Purchaser
Santa Rosa ca.
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Radiator brace

These radiator braces fit perfect on my Yamaha wr250f. I have them on my honda 450r for two year now with know problems. What I like about them is they do not interfere with stock plastics.

danoviedo63
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
REALLY REALLY NECESSARY

This ones are really really necessary if you want to be careful with your bike radiator, this one is really great it protects the radiator really good.

Strokemetwice Top 1000 Contributor
Colorado, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Dont ride without them

These are always my go to braces for every bike i have owned. They flat out work! Radiators are expensive. These save them and will help keep you from being stranded on the trail. They are very lightweight and durable. Install is fairly easy. You will need to remove the seat and tank.

Jabroni
Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
WC Radiator braces

I just installed these on my RMZ450, and have used them on a few other bikes in the past. They install easily, don't add much weight and look good. On the RMZ I had to drill a small hole in each radiator mounting tab to mount these braces-no big deal. WC makes a quality product and they are made in the USA. They protect from side impacts with the ground if you crash. The only downside to these braces is they offer no frontal protection-If you ride MX so this is of little concern. If you ride offroad/trails you might want another brace with frontal protection.

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
Works Connection Radiator Braces
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

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22 Questions
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Sk0m0
Location: Pennsylvania
Q: Will they fit oversized radiators?
3 months 7 days ago
Will these fit oversized radiators on a 2005 Honda CRF250R?
Turner
Location: Louisiana
Q: Will the coolant system need to be drained in order to install these braces?
4 months 3 days ago
Will the coolant system need to be drained in order to install these braces? I have a 2010 Honda Crf250r. Thanks.
12344444555
Location: Live Oak, FL, USA
Q: Can these radiator braces fit after market radiator s?
Over 10 months ago
Can these braces fit my aftermarket radiators?
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 10 months 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?
1 year ago
Motodad
Top 50 Contributor Top 100 Contributor Top 250 Contributor
1 year 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?
1 year ago
Motodad
Top 250 Contributor Top 100 Contributor Top 50 Contributor
1 year 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?
1 year 2 months ago
Would these Radiator braces work w/ the moose radiator cages???
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 2 months ago
A: Fitment with the Moose radiator cage can not be guaranteed.
Motodad
Top 50 Contributor Top 100 Contributor Top 250 Contributor
1 year 2 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?
1 year 3 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 2 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 9 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 8 months 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?
2 years 3 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 3 months ago
A: Yes, The Works Connection Radiator Braces are Sold in pairs.
Motodad
Top 100 Contributor Top 50 Contributor
Over 11 months 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?
2 years 4 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 4 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.
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# Part Numbers
Product Variant Manufacturer Part #
Silver 18-057
Silver 18-066
Silver 18-067
Silver 18-101
Silver 18-008
Silver 18-770
Silver 18-771
Silver 18773
Silver N/A
Silver 18-772
Silver 18-083
Silver 18-084
Silver 18-086
Silver 18-106
Silver 18-702
Silver 18-704
Silver 18-706
Silver 18-082
Silver 18-087
Silver 18-028
Silver N/A
Silver 18-045
Silver 18-195
Silver 18-196
Silver 18-197
Silver 18-298
Silver 18-296
Silver 18-297
Silver 18-295
Silver 18-001
Silver 18-142
Silver 18-190
Silver 18-193
Silver 18-492
Silver 18-494
Silver 18-175
Silver 18-095
Silver 18-072
Silver 18-074
Silver 18-122
Silver 18-278
Silver 18-177
Silver 18265
Silver N/A
Silver 18-279
Silver 18-707
Silver 18-299
Silver 18-198
Black 18-B198
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