Radiator Repair

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  1. C-Dog

    C-Dog Formerly cuderdog Registered

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    Has anyone ever had their Radiator Repaired?
    Mine has a pinhole where it contacted my horn.
    Trying to decide whether to buy a used one or have my own repaired.
    There's a reputable Radiator shop near where I live that repairs all kinds of radiators for a whole $85.00!
    Too good to be true?
     
  2. GIXERHP

    GIXERHP ok, ok...just a wee bit Irish... Donating Member

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    A repair will be fine!
     
  3. methyman

    methyman Never Forgotten

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    The radiator shop around me will repair it for $20.
     
  4. RYC1966

    RYC1966 Donating Member

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    Have you tried the sealers? That may fix it or be a waste of time....would the repair shop tig the pinhole and pressure test it? That seems to be a correct safe fix...
     
  5. bisquit61

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    Had mine repaired for about 20 bucks and its been great for years.
     
  6. Flicka

    Flicka Professional Booga Flicka Moderator

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    Radiators have been getting repaired with good results for a long time now. I'd certainly give that a shot before dumping all the money into a new one. Good luck with it. :thumbsup:
     
  7. C-Dog

    C-Dog Formerly cuderdog Registered

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    Thanx guys. Had it repaired today. And I ordered a Cox radiator guard. Don't want to be doing this one ever again!
     
  8. methyman

    methyman Never Forgotten

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    That's great news you got the radiator fixed and back on the road riding.
     
  9. chrissb6

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    I would not recommend using a sealant on the cooling system that's going to glue up all the coolant gallery's and the water pump. This will make the motor run hot, a radiator fix is the only route out
     
  10. SpeedFiend

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    +1 on that. Sealants are temporary fixes. I'm never a fan of putting anything solid in my coolant anyway.
     
  11. lil charlie

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    Yep... Never use the sealants. Glad you got it fix and were smart enough to put a guard on it. They are a cheap mod that saves you a headache. I had to repair a radiator twice before I was smart enough to get a guard for it, Iol. $85 seems like a steep price for a repair though. I think I paid $40 for mine.
     
  12. StromBusa

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    50 bucks for the Strom, something rubbed a pinhole into it. Good to go. It was soldered I believe, wrong color for brazing. +1, keep the crap out of the system.
     
  13. C-Dog

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    ....did some kind of Aluminum Brazing. Says that he then covers it with some sort of GM epoxy to protect the repair and pressure tests it.
    Looks good to me. Hope it lasts!
     

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  14. Gixx1300R

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    that looks like crap,
     
  15. C-Dog

    C-Dog Formerly cuderdog Registered

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    The Welding is Under that Goop!!
     

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