Originally Posted by Casejeep
The Touratech Radiator "hard part" or whatever it is does away with that plastic piece you don't like. But it's somewhat stupid, because that's actually designed as a sacrificial part to save the radiator. If you use the TT part, instead of having a $10 part break, you can screw up the entire radiator. It'd be much more cost effective to just buy a few of the OEM plastic ones to replace on the road instead of having to get a whole new radiator. Just my 2 cents.
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