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Old 05-19-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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epic radiator fail...

So I blew my radiator out today on my 01 gsxr 1000... Looking to buy a new on..any body know what year models will ..any words of advice on brands..full race ect...Texas weather will kill just about anything and the past few weeks I have been seeing 135 degrees on my temp...
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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135 seems low. sure you don't mean 235?
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:19 AM   #3
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135 seems low. sure you don't mean 235?
This.

I have had bikes overheat before doing long rides on 110 plus weather, never had one fail completely besides once getting a hole from a rock kicked up by the guy ahead of me.

Might have just been a defective radiator.

BTW, did you burn your mouth when you blew it?
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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220 is common. The heat didn't kill it
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:46 AM   #5
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Yeah sorry ..typo...235.. no it didn't burn me..it didn't just explode...I got pretty lucky..I was on my way to work..bout a 40 mile drive..some of the back roads I cliped 130-140 nothing to stupid ...outside temp was 92 (not took hot) ..pulled into a store on 45 to grab a drink.walked back out and it looked like sombody empted a ice chest out under my bike..got to looking and there was 2 spots still spraying coolant... I'm pretty bent out of shape about it...
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:41 AM   #6
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Yeah sorry ..typo...235.. no it didn't burn me..it didn't just explode...I got pretty lucky..I was on my way to work..bout a 40 mile drive..some of the back roads I cliped 130-140 nothing to stupid ...outside temp was 92 (not took hot) ..pulled into a store on 45 to grab a drink.walked back out and it looked like sombody empted a ice chest out under my bike..got to looking and there was 2 spots still spraying coolant... I'm pretty bent out of shape about it...
its people like this.. that give the back roads a bad name with their crashes.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #7
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Could probably get it rewelded at a radiator repair shock or buy yourself a new one. Seeing how old the bike is, The bike would probably benefit a from a new radiator and a proper coolant flush. You're fan could have probably stopped working or your thermostat is not opening. or your fan switch is bad.

Worse case scenario....you blew a headgasket too.
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could have just as easily been a rock. It happens all the time.
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