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Old 01-19-2007, 09:41 AM   #1
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Radiator trouble!!!!!!!

Ok so the radiator on my bike has a small hole and it starts to leak when my bike starts getting hot, and iv already tried the (stop leak) stuff in the bottle but that didnt work, so does anyone know where i could get it fix or if it even can be fixed without replacing it?If so please let me know!!!! Thanks
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:49 AM   #2
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if i were you i would get it fixed and flush your radiator and motor of all that stp leak you poured in it.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:55 AM   #3
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If it was me id replace it...but if you can see the leak take it to a radiator shop and they can sauder it. But since you have it out i really suggest replacing it
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #4
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do you know where i could get one from?
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:03 AM   #5
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Well if you want to do it the cheap way find one on ebay..or youll need to get one from a site sponsor or even the dealer(but they will stiff you)
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I just seen what you ride and it looks like a tough find on ebay....
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if i were you i would get it fixed and flush your radiator and motor of all that stp leak you poured in it.
Yea flush that out after you take your old radiator off, but call any shop
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try a salvage yard like sams
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:53 AM   #9
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Depending how bad it is you can have it repaired fairly inexpensively.
If you bring it by I'll look at it and can let you know.
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check the phone book or yahoo yellow pages for a local radiator repair shop....they are all over the place. a good one can advise you if its repairable or if it should be replaced.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:04 AM   #11
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they can sauder it.

That would be solder it.


If you are skilled enough, you can even do that yourself with a propane torch and some HIGH TEMP solder.

I've done it before a couple of times on car radiators, its not hard to do. Just make sure you are trying to solder a joint or crack in a metal or two metal surfaces. A lot of radiators these days have plastic end tanks.

You need solder flux, high temp solder (something with a melting point well above the max temp the radiator would see with hot coolant so it won't melt when the coolant is hot), and a propane torch.
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:17 AM   #12
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....I had a feeling it was spelled wrong
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That would be solder it.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:01 PM   #14
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Don't buy a new one, just have the one fixed at the shop. Oh and you may be replacing a water pump in the near future due to you using that stop leak.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:08 PM   #15
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Grammarian usually has little to contribute to a discussion and possesses few effective weapons. To compensate, he will point out minor errors in spelling and grammar. Because of Grammarian's obvious weakness most Warriors ignore him.


As you'll notice I gave plenty of info on how to fix it himself!

take your comments somewhere else
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As you'll notice I gave plenty of info on how to fix it himself!

take your comments somewhere else
you corrected me on c secton too.......
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:12 PM   #17
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you corrected me on c secton too.......
Not my fault you guys can't spell.


I'm a computer technical writer by trade so grammer and spelling tends to be something I catch a lot of times.

Especially when there is a spell checker built into the forum right above the "smles".
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Look up Mylers radiator repair in Utah. Look it up online and call them.

When i wrecked my SV i folded my radiator like a "taco" and they fixed it like it never ever happened...took em about a week or so...

edit" here the link...inexpensive too

www.motorcycleradiators.com
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TAKE IT TO ANY RADIATOR SHOP THEY WILL REPAIR IT FOR LIKE ABOT 30 BUCKS
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TAKE IT TO ANY RADIATOR SHOP THEY WILL REPAIR IT FOR LIKE ABOT 30 BUCKS
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