Radiator / Oil Cooler replacement




jeffgordons24

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My bike being an 06 has seen its fair share of road time, crappy weather, and use / abuse. As a result my radiator and oil cooler look very dirty and have some ugly bent fins.

Any suggestions to repair the bent fins and refresh the look of the pieces

A new oe radiator is $6-700 with performance ones getting even higher.

I am also open to suggestions for moderately priced replacements.

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Mr Brown

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Engine degreaser and a hose probably do the trick, steam cleaning would be best.
Be careful with high pressure hoses at an angle or you'll bend the fins.
 

jeffgordons24

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Be careful on engine degreaser some eat aluminum . Why not upgrade to a Gen 2 take off radiator ? you can relocate the overflow bottle , get two fans . Many are dirt cheap complete on Ebay .
Whoaaa that is a good idea!! I certainly like the sound of that!
The gen 2 lines up? Is there a tutorial on here for it.
 

jeffgordons24

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Not my best how too video but it has the points to get the job done
Thank you Bryan, I am going to start sourcing the parts for the conversion. I actually found a thread by 1busa and I will need a temp sensor relocated as well.
I will post pics of my trials and tribulations in the process. And once again thank you for suggesting! Now I improve my cooling and rid the bent fins that drive me nuts.
I will list up the oem radiator for cheap on the classifieds.
 
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Finally after 3 times installing and removing my cooling system is back together with no leaks and nice cool temps!!
Installed the radiator grill
Wired up the dual fans, had to up the fuse to a 15A since the dual fans were blowing the 10A that used to run the single fans.




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Hi where did you find the high performance radiator?
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Hi. Where did you find a high performance rad
 

mabupa

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Finally after 3 times installing and removing my cooling system is back together with no leaks and nice cool temps!!
Installed the radiator grill
Wired up the dual fans, had to up the fuse to a 15A since the dual fans were blowing the 10A that used to run the single fans.




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Glad to see you being able to check this one off your “ to do” list. Now send those gauges to get blue LEDs installed. Lol
 

jeffgordons24

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Glad to see you being able to check this one off your “ to do” list. Now send those gauges to get blue LEDs installed. Lol
Thanks and yes lol I need to do that. The oil cooler is actually off now so I can paint that black too. It looks silly with the radiator black and cooler silver.
I want some nice faces like yours Miguel!
 



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