On a bike like the WR250R, the radiator is pretty vulnerable to damage. In stock form, the only thing protecting it is the plastic tank shroud and a flimsy black plastic guard. I wanted a sturdy guard that would completely surround the radiator and shield it from front and side impacts. The solution would be Flatland Racing's aluminum radiator guard, which fits the 2008+ Yamaha WR250R and WR250X.
Installation was pretty simple. The guard comes with instructions and all mounting hardware. You basically remove your seat and right tank shroud, then remove the black plastic radiator guard that comes on the bike. You then remove the bolts holding on the radiator, put the Flatland Racing guard in place, and put the bolts back in. It's all pretty straightforward, but two of the three bolts are hard to get to, so a long thin socket extension will make your life easier. Once the radiator guard is on, you just put the tank shroud and seat back on, and you're ready to ride.
Once installed, you can tell how sturdy the guard is. It's constructed from 1/8" aluminum and has three mounting points, two in front and one in the back. It completely surrounds the radiator and should do a great job of protecting it from front and side impacts.
Where To Buy:
• Flatland Racing Radiator Guard: SoloRacer.com