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Old 09-28-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
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Racers: radiator repair?

Hey guys, I caught a rock today in the radiator. Nothing terrible, but definitely a leak. Who are you guys using for radiator repair, or is there another highly reliable solution?

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Old 09-28-2008, 08:19 PM   #2
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Take it off Curt. Send me a picture of the hole. I've welded alum. radiators in the past on my GSXR's. I might be able to help you out. Don't know anyone that does this either. Don't put anything inside it to block the hole!!
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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It's small enough that I can't pinpoint it. Leaking near a fin in the upper right hand part of the radiator. I've been very reluctant to use any kind of sealer, but I'd like to know solutions that are rock solid reliable.

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Old 09-28-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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any reputable radiator repair shop should be able to fix it, I picked one up off ebay for about $100. nice shape with fan and all
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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No worries. A stop leak as mentioned is never a desireable fix. It can even clog the system further. KMW offered, or a radiator shop could seal or fill the rod leaking. If its a crack at the collector(side where the rods go through) then that can be sealed as well.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #6
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #7
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any reputable radiator repair shop should be able to fix it, I picked one up off ebay for about $100. nice shape with fan and all
I'll look into a radiator repair shop, thanks for the suggestion. I tried ebay. Not much for the '07/'08 GSXR1K. The couple that were there are almost as high as new.... $400+.

It doesn't appear that any earlier radiators fit. Is that correct?

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U should be able to have it fixed for 40-100 tops, I am surprised they are that high, I have bought several for other bikes, I even stock them for 750,s and busas, now that I think about it I bet I have 1 off of an 07, call me tomorrow and I will let U know, and yes I believe 07 and 08 are diffferent than earlier years
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/07-08...mZ360083262536 $287

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GSXR-...mZ260290848200 $170

07 and 08 only... that's the best I can find; still too new a bike to have many dismantled yet.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/07-08...mZ360083262536 $287

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GSXR-...mZ260290848200 $170

07 and 08 only... that's the best I can find; still too new a bike to have many dismantled yet.
Thanks, Cali! Your search skills are far superior to mine!!
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I dont have numbers with me, but tomorrow I can get some if you like for your area from work. KMW offered too.

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I've got a guy that does it. Charges $20.00 - $35.00 depending on the size of the repair.
He does excellent work.
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