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Heres the fix. Its not pretty, but I tested it tonight and it help up to 180 degrees. 

 

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I finally got a chance to do a 40 mile ride today on the new radiators and wow do they work!! It was only 59 F outside, and the bike while moving would only get to about 172. When stopped it would rise into the 190s. As soon as I started moving it would drop down again. I wasnt able to get it hot enough to test the new SPAL fan.

If I could find a set that didnt leak at the weld, I would say this is a great pair of radiators.

 

 

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I finally got a chance to do a 40 mile ride today on the new radiators and wow do they work!! It was only 59 F outside, and the bike while moving would only get to about 172. When stopped it would rise into the 190s. As soon as I started moving it would drop down again. I wasnt able to get it hot enough to test the new SPAL fan.
If I could find a set that didnt leak at the weld, I would say this is a great pair of radiators.
 
 


Im glad that it worked but that jb weld makes me be scared about the future of that bike 🤣
I would rather look for a good tig weld in a short time... I know that jb weld is like a miracle, but a leak on a pressurized radiator fixed with jbweld from the outside wont last forever...
Good luck and keep us updated!

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The jb weld is just to get the bike back on the road so I can stop taking the metro train to work. I am on the hunt for a solution still.

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11 hours ago, fonque said:

The jb weld is just to get the bike back on the road so I can stop taking the metro train to work. I am on the hunt for a solution still.

Haven't you contacted the manufacturer/seller yet? Don't they stand behind their work?

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I tried and ebay will not let me send the message. I have no idea how to contact other than through ebay's system.

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You can always message who you bought from on Ebay.

You must be doing something wrong, missing information or using a different PC/phone/laptop and not signed in.

 

I would not rely on that fix you did, it will fail.

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I'm just curious; could a professional repair that welding or something?

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i am sure it could be re-welded. Its a very tiny pin hole leak.

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I tried and ebay will not let me send the message. I have no idea how to contact other than through ebay's system.

Try over paypal if you payed with it

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On 9/30/2017 at 8:24 PM, fonque said:

I finally got a chance to do a 40 mile ride today on the new radiators and wow do they work!! It was only 59 F outside, and the bike while moving would only get to about 172. When stopped it would rise into the 190s. As soon as I started moving it would drop down again. I wasnt able to get it hot enough to test the new SPAL fan.

If I could find a set that didnt leak at the weld, I would say this is a great pair of radiators.

 

 

 

Does it also feel less hot when you ride? I'm a new owner...only have mine for a few weeks. It's a great bike but damn if the heat isn't making me second guess getting it. Coming from an SV650, it feels like I'm riding a furnace.

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This is the best part,  since installing the new radiators and spal fan my legs are significantly cooler!

I think this is due to running a pusher fan instead of a puller. I think with a puller fan the air has no where to go but to your crotch. 

 

I've had a chance to ride in the mid 80s, and the bike just touched 221 in stop and go traffic. Temps we're pretty steady between 210 and 221 in heavy traffic.

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18 hours ago, fonque said:

This is the best part,  since installing the new radiators and spal fan my legs are significantly cooler!

I think this is due to running a pusher fan instead of a puller. I think with a puller fan the air has no where to go but to your crotch. 

 

I've had a chance to ride in the mid 80s, and the bike just touched 221 in stop and go traffic. Temps we're pretty steady between 210 and 221 in heavy traffic.

 

Awesome, I might just try replacing my fans and see if that helps. At least for now I'll be able to ride longer through winder than I could on my SV :)

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