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post #1 of 19 Old 02-08-2019, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Probably not the best place to put this thread, but it is drag race specific. I have a Woolsey sidewinder exhaust and my OE radiator won't clear. Looking for either an alternate radiator from another bike that will fit or a used grudge style rad for my gen 3.

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Do you need it shorter top-to-bottom? You could have a shop shorten the end tanks and take as many rows out of it as you need to...

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Yeah, top to bottom is too long. Was looking for a better alternative than hacking my rad apart

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...not many better options. You could build one from scratch, but it's a PITA to find curved cores.... a junkyard/ebay radiator that you modify would probably be cheaper in the long run. Can you just kick out the bottom of the radiator a bit and use a longer support brackets? I've done that once or twice to fit things that really don't belong behind radiators.....

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That's a good idea see it you can just push it out a bit if its close. I haven't installed my brocks side sinder on my gen 4 but it looks like it did come with a new radiator bracket.

Shortening it seems like a good weight savings lol
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It depends how much you need to move the radiator out i suppose i have used washers between the bracket & block once with a longer bolt but to far and you'll fowl the fairing when you come to fit that
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Think I’ll mock something up to see what I can fit in there for cooling.
Hopefully I can find a rad from a different bike that is shorter and will fit

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I've found a radiator that I think will suit my needs. Looks like a Gen2 busa rad will work, as long as it fits width wise. I appears to be about 3/4" shorter than my minimum distance measured.
Hoping to get feedback from a radiator company on ebay.
Should anybody have a gen2 busa rad available to grab some measurements I'd sure appreciate it. I mainly need overall width and height of the rad itself, not so much with mounting tabs.
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Terry Mcintosh shortened my Gen3 radiator several years back. Maintained factory fan and coolant hose inlets/outlets. Never had a problem with exhaust clearance, but my front end is pretty much as low as you can go plus offset triple trees and the tire clears no problem now.
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Thanks for the info. I’ll reach out to a few people/places and get quotes for the work

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