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  • bike Radiator Reconditioning anyone had it done? experience?

    Heyas, well my radiator looks like its straight out of a Mad Max movie so I'm going to be cheap and try to recon it rather then get a new one.

    Anyone had a motorcycle rad re-conditioned?
    the big question was it worth it? Mine has no leaks but it has a shit load of squashed fins (1/3 of it)

    Thanks for any input.
    Will you insure me?!

  • #2
    cant you comb out the fins to straighten them back up.

    Thats what we need to do on the airconditioning systems we put in schools, coz those little shits just have to bend all the fins, and completly screw up the air flow. You can get a comb from the manfracturer which will open them back up. A/C fins are alot smaller and finer than the ones on your radiator but im sure its possible

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    • #3
      why dont the schools just put metal cages around the aircons?
      thats what they did at my school...
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      • #4
        Yeah, i suppose I could, but since I don't want to break it... lol
        I am hoping that a bike/radiatior place would do it cheap enough and I won't have to worry about causing leaks.
        Will you insure me?!

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        • #5
          why dont the schools just put metal cages around the aircons?
          thats what they did at my school...
          there ya go fraG problem solved.. put a metal cage around ur radiator..
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          Nick :twisted:

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          • #6
            you can buy them of sorts....
            wont fix them tho it might help stop it happening again
            No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation to detail.



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            • #7
              Your best bet is just to take the radiator out and sit there with a small flat screwdriver and gently bend the fins back into place,

              It's not safer or worth paying a radiator shop to do it as they'll just get the 15 yr old junior to do it with the risk of leaks, trust me ive worked in many rad repair shops.
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              • #8
                Frag buddy, dont go to Armadale Radiators to get it done (Natrad Radiators), although they didnt do a bad job on fixing a leak on my SP, the service was shit and the guy tried to tell me that all these new bikes are doing it coz the manufacturers just put crap radiators in them.

                Not real impressed. If you want a good job done, talk to Calvin and Gohan and use the guy they use in Vic Park 8)
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                • #9
                  Kewl, thanx Boxhead. I'll bug em
                  Will you insure me?!

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