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    Radiator

    Anyone using these ebay jobbies https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium...7/183046360640

    Fit and quality any good?

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    Re: Radiator

    Hello,

    I bought my radiator from ebay-seller "car_part_accessories"

    and it looks very similar to yours.

    I had absolutely no problem to install it,
    it fitted very well. My bike is also a carb bird.
    It runs definitelly cooler, the indicator almost never gets from the lowest position. Only in traffic jams it gets to the half and then the radiator starts.
    I took some pictures, when we did the installation, so I put them here also.

    IMG_20180505_160537.jpg IMG_20180505_160609.jpg IMG_20180505_160553.jpg IMG_20180505_160601.jpg

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    Re: Radiator

    Thank you. Good to know the fit is good. I don't have any cooling issues, just the original is looking past its best.

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    Re: Radiator

    yep , i fitted an ebay alloy one, looks good and fitted perfect , apart from the relief pipe stub under the cap was facing outwards , original was rear facing , fairing still fitted and overflow rubber hose was plenty long enough , mines a 99 injected .
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    Re: Radiator

    Are the rads the same for all years?

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    Re: Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by woodwizard View Post
    Are the rads the same for all years?
    NO

    Carb rads have straight sides

    Fi rads are all the same shape but the digi dash ones do not have a thermo switch fitted ( aftermarket Fi rads are all the same - they just supply a blanking plug for the thermo switch hole )

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    Re: Radiator

    Quote Originally Posted by CBRDEAN0 View Post
    Fi rads are all the same shape but the digi dash ones do not have a thermo switch fitted ( aftermarket Fi rads are all the same - they just supply a blanking plug for the thermo switch hole )
    Not all the suppliers do, I have one of these rads stored away for emergencies and no plug came with it. Plugs can be sourced from plumbing suppliers (need to get the right thread pitch) so that is not a big issue.
    Full of Hot air? Intercool yourself............ you know it makes sense

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    Re: Radiator

    Decided not to go with a new rad, never had a heating/cooling issue, so does its' job. Have just drained and flushed the coolant, but only managed to get 2 litres back in. Can I expect an air block or does this sound par for the course?

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    Re: Radiator

    That really depends on how well you drained the system. Did you remove the bolt from the top of the block to allow the block to drain down fully?

    My default position is to always expect an air lock to form so I check the coolant with the bike on the centre stand. Run the bike for 30 seconds or so. Top up. Bike on side stand (neck highest part of the system now) check and top up. Run again. Top up. Only when I can't get any more fluid in when I check do I run the bike up to temp. Allow to cool and then check again. Then because I have suffered an air lock in the past I run up to temp again and leave over night and recheck in the morning. At every stage I give the hoses a shake/squeeze, more to keep me happy that I am doing everything to avoid any air locks than to do anything really positive.
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    Yes, undid the little bolt on the block. Did only run for a short time as that is when the oil started peeing out. Left for a couple of days with the cap of waiting for the valve cover gasket to turn up. That is all sorted now, so have run it up to temp until the fan kicked in. Looking through the genuine honda manual, they give a procedure for draining the header tank that does not get mentioned in the haynes. I assumed that would empty at the same time, but obviously not. That would explain where the extra coolant needs to go.

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    Re: Radiator

    Been using similar since Sept 2016 . Fit great no issues . See my post with pictures "
    Aluminum Radiator Installed "



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    Quote Originally Posted by woodwizard View Post
    Anyone using these ebay jobbies…
    Fit and quality any good?
    That looks a crazy price £370! unless hiked hi for an Xmas absence. I paid c £65 for same thing.

    Fit was great except the filler neck had less clearance for the surround (minor bit of shaving sorted that). Some fleabay rads come wholly naked (mine was painted/ coated in silver paint).

    The carb version is straight sided and has 4x mounting points for the fan assembly. FI versions have sculpted sides, skinny angled filler neck and only 3x mounting points.

    Mine came sprayed silver and plugged. I resprayed with black VHT (plus made my own rad shield). There's some great write ups on here to take you through step by step replacement and testing. Well worth reading.

    Watch out to seat the main hoses firmly. I messed up (not enough hose past bulge point before tightening the clip) and popped a hose off during testing (lost a lot of new fluid everywhere). Squeezing those hoses during flushing/ draining helps a lot too to get as much out as possible (plus draining the feeder tank). Watch out for the copper washers on the two drain plugs (easy to lose). Remember coolant is nasty stuff (flammable too) and needs disposing of properly (NOT flushed away).

    I chose to swap over to a non-water,
    non-toxic based coolant (Evans). Apparently no water means higher boil point so less pressure on the system so less prone to leak and no environmental woes when spilt (or replaced).

    Other than that… all ok 3-6 months post replacement._20180912_114030_1545826248981.JPG
    Last edited by Mallow1; 12-26-2018 at 8:11 AM.


 

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