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post #1 of 5 Old 08-10-2014, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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radiator needed?

Okay so looking at maybe running no radiator on my drag bike its a 2012 zx10 going to be all race fairings and stock motor. not sure how it would be done. any input also does anyone know if a gen 3 radiator would work if i did decide to put one on. gen 4 stuff is soooo hard to come by.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-10-2014, 07:46 PM
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What's wrong with the stock radiator?

You are going to need some thermal mass in order to store the heat the engine produces ... I'm thinking the required thermal mass would likely outweigh the radiator. Water stores a lot more heat per unit of mass than aluminum does.

How much time between runs - how are you going to cool it off between runs? How are you getting back to the paddock?

edit: Rough calculation - if the cooling load is 100 kW for 10 seconds (cooling load is same-order-of-magnitude as the engine's power output) and there is 3 litres of water in the system, it'll raise the temperature by about 80 C. If the engine is already somewhere near operating temperature to begin with (say 60 C) you're well beyond boiling temperature at the end. Obviously the metal and the oil add some heat capacity, so it won't be *quite* this bad, but it's still not good. I'd rather try to keep the engine temperature somewhere near consistent ...

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-11-2014, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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The stock one is trashed not able to use ours just scrap metal
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-11-2014, 05:18 AM
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Lots of grudge bikes out there that are dry blocked...but most of them push the bike to the line and get towed back from the top end. If you don't plan on doing that then I would find a radiator to put on. Even if there is some damage on the bottom, have it cut to remove the bottom section and you'll be good to go for a drag only bike.
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It can't be salvaged
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