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.
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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
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
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).
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!
Simple to install, and outstanding protection!! A must have, unless you like replacing radiators!!
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,
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
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!
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.
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.
Needing bracing for the radiator an works connection was the answer.
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..
They didn't work so great for me I bent then and it smashed my radiator in
The braces are well engineered and fitment is great. Have not bent my rads yet and I fall a lot!!!!
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.
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.
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This is one of the first thing I put on all of my bikes! Perfectly line up with radiators and shrouds.
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.
Remember Motosport has a great return policy, as long as they are not damaged or altered.