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Old 07-23-2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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***Radiator Leak****

Posting here since it seems like the best place for this post to be seen.

On the way to work today I found that I had a pin hole leak in the front of my radiator. A nice little stream of green hitting my front tire.

I have a 04 GSX-r 1000 and it is my main sorce of transportation so I need it fixed pretty fast.

Can I ride the Bike home like this since it is water / oil / air cooled? Can this be patched? How much is a new one? Should I look to find a used one?

Need a little help asap......


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U should be able to take it to any radiatior shop and get that fixed with no prob...only thing is u have to removed all that just to take off ur radiator...see thats y u should ride a Naked!!!:icon_bigg
I crashed mine and it looked like a taco...i sent it to mylers aluminuim radiator repair in Utah and they made it look as good as new for bout $80. A new one is out the ? unless ur rich!!:BangHead:
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Old 07-23-2006, 03:47 PM   #3
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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Tiz ok


Is it ok to ride it home or would it mess up the motor?
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Depends on how fast its leaking, I'd be more worried about the front tire slipping myself.
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dude just go to autozone and get some stop leak and it will stop the leak
i did the same thing to my busa 10000 mile ago and its fine
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don't use that stop leak whatever you do!!!!
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I wouldn't recommend riding it home, bikes have a lot less cooling capacity then a car, you'll probably overheat on the way home. (I'm assuming you don't live around the corner from work)
Most radiator shops can repair it for you.
Definitely don't use stop leak, it can cause more problems than it fixes.
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Posting here since it seems like the best place for this post to be seen.

On the way to work today I found that I had a pin hole leak in the front of my radiator. A nice little stream of green hitting my front tire.

I have a 04 GSX-r 1000 and it is my main sorce of transportation so I need it fixed pretty fast.

Can I ride the Bike home like this since it is water / oil / air cooled? Can this be patched? How much is a new one? Should I look to find a used one?

Need a little help asap......


Thanks all,
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Just take the radiator cap off (make sure the bike is cool) and dump a couple teaspoons of pepper in the radiator. Works perfect for "pin-hole" leaks and won't screw stuff up like the "stop leak" they sale in stores...
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Just take the radiator cap off (make sure the bike is cool) and dump a couple teaspoons of pepper in the radiator. Works perfect for "pin-hole" leaks and won't screw stuff up like the "stop leak" they sale in stores...
Do this and ride it over to Patrick's.
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Then just add meat and BAM!! Instant Fajitas in under 10 minutes.....
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Just take the radiator cap off (make sure the bike is cool) and dump a couple teaspoons of pepper in the radiator. Works perfect for "pin-hole" leaks and won't screw stuff up like the "stop leak" they sale in stores...
that is my suggestion.
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Do this and ride it over to Patrick's.
only place in town or are you sponsored???
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they sell this stuff called quick steel at hardware stores, it looks like clay, you cut a small piece, rub it together and stick it over the hole and make sure you smear it evenly. easy fix under 5 bucks
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I prefer the fajitas idea but if your tight on money I would use chicken.
But use lemon - pepper instead of just black pepper.


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i would use the pepper. Nascar uses that to seal small pin holes and it wont mess anything ie: waterpump or motor. that stop leak clogs the waterpump and gunks up the radiator.
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yeah but get it fixed properly. That water will smell like after a few weeks with that pepper in it.
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