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Old 08-23-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question Super Tenere radiator failure

Hello

Had the radiator fail today, sprung a leak about halfway up on the leading edge. Looks like it may be where a tube hits the header, assuming the header is perpendicular to the ground. 2012 XT1200Z bought new 1/1/12 with 9000 miles.

Luckily caught it early and it did not overheat. Stopped for a break saw the leak. It has not been hit or dropped on the radiator side. Trailered it out safely.

So it's out of warranty but it's likely a manufacturing defect. I will have to find out Monday if Yamaha will offer any assistance moneywise for the repair.

I would appreciate any advice. Should I try to have a shop solder or braze it, aftermarket replacement, or just suck it up and replace it with the factory part.

It's been my commuter bile, grocery getter, jobbed it with tools bags tied to it, and some light duty trail and gravel riding.

Love the bike. great choice, but I cannot drag it out of the woods. I need something that works.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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Take it back to the dealer and see if they will do anything. May be a technical bulletin on it. If they say no dice, then go it on your own.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:14 PM   #3
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First I've heard of a radiator problem with this bike. I'd doubt Yamaha would warranty this(might be worth a try). Probably cheapest to take it to a radiator shop and have them brazen the leak-then pressure test it. My 2012 had been mostly bullet proof-great bikes!

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Old 08-23-2014, 07:20 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about the leak. I'd do just as you are and speak with your Yamaha dealer first. If they're any good they'll make some phone calls on your behalf and hopefully come up with some sort of compromise on the cost of a new unit. If that compromise can't be reached I'd most likely send your existing unit off to Fontana Radiator in CA or Mylers in UT to be repaired. Both of those shops specialize in motorcycle radiator repair and can make your radiator as good as new.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:52 PM   #5
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If Yamaha won't warranty it I'd send it to Myler's Motorcycle Radiators in Utah.

They do awesome work, very reasonably priced, and very fast turn around.

I had one of my DRZ radiators repaired there after it turned into a banana, it came back almost like new and has been working perfectly ever since.

They know what they are doing when it comes to MC radiators, better than any local shop.
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:39 AM   #6
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Thank You for the shop tips gentlemen. That's what I was looking for, I did not know where to send it.

I'll try the dealer and Yamaha corporate for any out of warranty support and let you know how it turns out.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:24 PM   #7
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If that compromise can't be reached I'd most likely send your existing unit off to Fontana Radiator in CA or Mylers in UT to be repaired. Both of those shops specialize in motorcycle radiator repair and can make your radiator as good as new.
Thanks for the tip on Fontana Radiator, I didn't know about those guys.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:28 AM   #8
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It's on me. I looked at it with the dealer and there was clearly damage from being dropped and it was tweaked. The fan was rubbing on the tubing and probably cut through.

I've dropped it but not on that side so it was a surprise to me.

Ordered a new rad from the dealer. I may ship the first one out if it can be repaired for a spare.

Thanks again for the repair shop recommendations.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:10 AM   #9
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It's on me. I looked at it with the dealer and there was clearly damage from being dropped and it was tweaked. The fan was rubbing on the tubing and probably cut through.

I've dropped it but not on that side so it was a surprise to me.

Ordered a new rad from the dealer. I may ship the first one out if it can be repaired for a spare.

Thanks again for the repair shop recommendations.
May be too late, I don't know how much a new one is but......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Super...1a8572&vxp=mtr
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May be too late, I don't know how much a new one is but......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Super...1a8572&vxp=mtr
The dealer matched the online OEM price, ~ $400 with tax.

When I first saw the bike online I knew right away it would be perfect for me. Then I started searching online for info and reading this forum. At the time, you were a big part of the site activity and reading here had the bike sold before I went to the dealer. Thanks.
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The dealer matched the online OEM price, ~ $400 with tax.

When I first saw the bike online I knew right away it would be perfect for me. Then I started searching online for info and reading this forum. At the time, you were a big part of the site activity and reading here had the bike sold before I went to the dealer. Thanks.
Well I certainly have to agree with your purchase choice.
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$318.22



Stadium Yamaha

Stadium Yamaha are good people..bought a few parts from them!
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