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Old 04-30-2013, 07:51 AM   #11
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Location: Recalculating... recalculating.... HCMC-Vietnam :)
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Originally Posted by anonny View Post
Nice lines, looks great.
Thank you.

Today, I took the radiator off, to fix the issue #2 mentioned above.
Yeah, it looks like this when the bike haven't painted yet. Really bad isn't it?

Brought to the mech shop where they are professional of repairing Cars' radiator and cooler system.
They could replace the whole internal stuff of the radiator, just keep the external frame to fit with the bike/car as it should.
They have all the brand new fins and tubes etc... just cut them in shape, and weld them into the frame. They can even make the radiator for the modern bikes, i.e. Ducati with curvy shape.
The mechanic looked at my radiator and say "Damn, it still looks pretty good. You don't need to change the internal stuff, let me take care of the fins for you. Come back this time tomorrow."
We talked about price. He said that if I replace with the new internal, it cost me almost $100. If not, just get them repair the fins, disassemble the frame and flush all the debris inside, then it's around $15.
Well, see what I got today:

Close up:

And here, I can see the sky thru the fins:

That worth it for a try, rather than replace with the new radiator or even with new internal parts.

Just a little repaint the frame after they disassemble for flushing:

Reinstated, fulfill the coolant, started the bike. I can feel the wind from the fan thru radiator, unlike before.
Let the bike running idle about 20minsAll fine. No chance for a test ride out. Should be fine, I believe.

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