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Gen2.

Sprung a leak at the track on Sunday.

Pulled up at end of session and she was pissing all over.

Appears to be hole right in the center of the radiator won't
hold water at all.

So lucky no crash or didn't seize the motor. I do run non-glycol
coolant and also have a catch pan.

But.... need to fix.

Forget new, like $800

Ebay full of a bunch of crap. $100-$150

Seems to be a bunch of new Chinese rads $125

Found specialist MC Radiator repair guy in Utah, Mylers. $60-$100
www.motorcycleradiators.com

Probably going to send to the repair guy in Utah.

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Anyone have a radiator they want to sell?

Did not have a rad guard but will be putting one on with
the new rad.
 

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Gen2.

Sprung a leak at the track on Sunday.

Pulled up at end of session and she was pissing all over.

Appears to be hole right in the center of the radiator won't
hold water at all.

So lucky no crash or didn't seize the motor. I do run non-glycol
coolant and also have a catch pan.

But.... need to fix.

Forget new, like $800

Ebay full of a bunch of crap. $100-$150

Found specialist MC Radiator repair guy in Utah, Mylers. $60-$100
www.motorcycleradiators.com

Probably going to send to the repair guy in Utah.

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Anyone have a radiator they want to sell?

Did not have a rad guard but will be putting one on with
the new rad.
Sorry to hear! I can get you setup with a Cox Racing radiator guard once you get this sorted.
 

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I don't like cox because they require a zip tie, at least most of them do. I use evotech. OP check rocky mountain atv for oem parts. My buddy with a 2015 R1 got a hole in his from a rock (no guard dumb dumb) and he ordered one new oem from them. It was around $350.
 

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I don't like cox because they require a zip tie, at least most of them do. I use evotech. OP check rocky mountain atv for oem parts. My buddy with a 2015 R1 got a hole in his from a rock (no guard dumb dumb) and he ordered one new oem from them. It was around $350.
I was hoping only around 300-400 but $798 cheapest (partzilla)

Rocky Mountain ATV
39061 39061-0060 RADIATOR-ASSY $986.23 $917.19

I like the Evotech and checked on them, but only have for 2008+

There's also R&G and Beowulf that have "bolt on" guards for 2006-07
 

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A good local radiator shop should be able to fix it. I sprung a leak in mine many years ago and had it fixed locally. The water channel may have to be closed off depending on where the hole is, and how severe it is.
 

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Cheapest new I found is going to be $801 from Honda East Toledo.

Best bet is a local radiator shop as mentioned. They'll basically fill the hole with solder (kind of like working with copper plumbing pipes that are sweat-joined together) and just close off that water channel. Should be pretty cheap that way.
 

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haha I told you we should have just stuck a piece of chewing gum on the hole and refilled the radiator. You would have been just fine. J/K
 

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Not sure if you can or wanna do some fab work, but I have a 04 dual fan R1 radiator I would sell for a good price.
 

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How big is the hole? I have a radiator in my car that I JB welded a hole that's going 20k miles strong.
 

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JD weld for water. Just push it in a let dry. Did that on the '11 (thx to the Dude here). Dealer replaced my yet another holed radiator on the '13 and indeed it was around 1000 dollars. The new one is getting beat up, also. I'm going to request Kawa warranty the next one as none of my two yucks has rad probs on the same loop.

Should be no worries about crashing as most tracks want water in the radiator.
 

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Appreciate the suggestions but...

I'm going to have rad fixed correctly, welded with aluminum
(not gooped with JB weld) by someone who's specialty is aluminum radiators.

Pressure tested after leak fixed and work guaranteed.

Sending to Mylers they specialize in motorcycle/ATV aluminum radiator repair.

https://motorcycleradiators.com/

It's not that expensive to have done correctly.

I'll also install a guard this time too.

Should be no worries about crashing as most tracks want water in the radiator.
Scout I run a non-glycol coolant already, but water is water, if you spring a leak and runs back to your rear tire while you're leaning over you're going to have problems.

The tracks want non-glycol coolant because it's quick and easy to clean up
off the track, glycol coolants are slippery and hard to clean up.
 

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I found a leak in my 2011 today, and I have a COX guard installed...

Not sure how big my hole is cause it still holds some water, and luckily it's close to the top tube. Curious to here how your repair goes
 

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Got radiator back.

Mylers turned it around in 1 day.

Cost $65 which I also believe is their minimum repair charge.

Installed and holding pressure.

Also installing a Cox guard this time too.

Not the prettiest repair, but $65 vs $800 and with
the Cox guard you don't notice it.

At this point I'd say successfully repaired.
 

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