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    Re: Cheap Radiators on the Bay

    Well, the new radiator arrived today. I made a quick, visual comparison before commencing work with the big hammer and the mole grips.
    Everything looked fine and my initial caution regarding potential fitment problems disappeared immediately. Let's get the bugger painted!

    IMG_8175.jpeg IMG_8176.jpeg
    RadBlack.jpg IMG_8180.jpeg IMG_8179.jpeg

    I'd elected to buy the matt black finish for the rad, but wished I'd gone for the gloss when I remembered that the stator cover was looking a bit tatty. It'll have to go on the "to do" list!
    I decided to flush the engine while the paint was drying on the new rad: that and everything else went well. Swapping the fan and grommets was a doddle and the old girl was soon
    back together. All I need now is an air gun (blower) that I can fit to my mini compressor so I can blow out all the sand that's found its way into the nooks and crannies. Next time we
    stay next to the beach I'll take a full bike cover!

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    Job lookin good bro! I added a DIY rad guard held on with metal tie tags. _20180910_173849_1561594286181.jpg
    I did that on my new rad as the old one was killed by road debris. Simple. Worth considering?
    Last edited by Mallow1; 06-26-2019 at 9:11 PM.
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    Thanks for sharing, I was wondering what kind of paint did you apply on.
    As I'm in Canada I wonder if there's any alternative or different kind of paint I can use.
    I also made a DIY radiator guard. Will post a picture later!
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    Re: Cheap Radiators on the Bay

    Hey guys, the rad guards look great. You’re keeping me busy as that’s another addition to the “to do” list!

    I was looking at different coolants yesterday and saw this low-priced one from Repsol. £14 for 5 litres is, as
    they say, "very reasonable". Does anyone out there have any experience of, or feedback on this product?

    Screenshot 2019-06-27 at 08.58.53.png

    Mallow1, I clicked the link in your earlier post - https://www.cbrxx.com/parts-for-sale...#/topics/11145- but that’s an
    SW-Motech thread – any other leads on different coolants would be much appreciated!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Master_Yi View Post
    I was wondering what kind of paint did you apply on.
    Paint came from Halfords in spray can. The brand was Simoniz as it was the better rated VHT (very high temperature) i.e. 800°C not their own label which was rated only at 500°C. I don't know if it truly makes any difference used here. 443088_1561624104052.jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAngel View Post
    Mallow1, I clicked the link in your earlier post - https://www.cbrxx.com/parts-for-sale...#/topics/11145- but that’s an
    SW-Motech thread – any other leads on different coolants would be much appreciated! <img src="https://www.cbrxx.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbs Up" class="inlineimg" />
    That's weird. The display name of the link does say SW Motech but when I click it (even your posted copy it takes me to the correct post on coolant). Weird.

    Anyway wait one and I'll dig up a fresh link…
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    Regarding choice of coolant I went for "Evans Powersport R"

    http://www.evanscoolants.co.uk/Coola.../powersports_R

    Purchased the flushing fluid and coolant from Fleabay.


    Chose it as it's specifically designed for alu rads with copper and steel components (Honda race team use it according to Evans's webpage). Supposedly running at 75% lower pressure than a water based fluid and lasts 20yrs

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    Re: Cheap Radiators on the Bay

    Quote Originally Posted by Mallow1 View Post
    That's weird. The display name of the link does say SW Motech but when I click it (even your posted copy it takes me to the correct post on coolant). Weird.

    Anyway wait one and I'll dig up a fresh link…
    Proper weird... ...Proper sorted... Cheers, bro!


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    Re: Cheap Radiators on the Bay

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    Re: Cheap Radiators on the Bay

    I went for the Repsol. Got the brakes to do, then test ride over the weekend.


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    Have fun bro...
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    Re: Cheap Radiators on the Bay

    Hi all

    I have some update for my cheap radiator. I got it from ebay, "GPI racing"
    I painted black, and today as I attempted to install it...

    It does NOT fit.

    As the radiator filler neck has the wrong angle, it'll interfere with the oil cooler. The design of the radiator is meant for Fi fuel injected model, but the neck is for Carb. model. (filler neck is straight)

    I'm so disappointed, I'll try to get a refund from him, but I already painted the radiator black....
    here is the link:
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Aluminum-Rad...pWf-vA&vxp=mtr

    I'll let you guys know how it goes. DO NOT buy this "GPI Racing" radiator, if you are going to install on Fi Fuel Injected model...

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    Re: Cheap Radiators on the Bay

    Quote Originally Posted by Master_Yi View Post
    I have some update for my cheap radiator. I got it from ebay, "GPI racing"
    I painted black, and today as I attempted to install it...It does NOT fit.
    That's a shame. Did you confirm first with the seller that the radiator would fit an FI Bird?

    I thought I'd included a link to the guy I used, but I (obviously) forgot to do so (it's me age.)

    For anyone in the UK who might be looking for a rad to fit an FI Bird... https://tinyurl.com/y2r59rsn

    ...Hope you get it sorted, Master_Yi


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