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PostSubject: Radiators Rebuildable?   Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:03 am

Anyone check into a Radiator shop to recore the aluminum radiators?
I replaced my 450r radiator and oil cooler and just wonderiing if they are rebuildable for spares.
If not I will just buy some new ones for spares.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:58 am

Nobody have any input?
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:27 am

no clue, they may be able too
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:04 pm

I guess I will just call around then, may not even be worth the hassle.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:28 pm

Just called Canfield and they said they would need to see it. Will have to drop it off and get a quote sometime when I am down that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:59 pm

from what I know, its just worth it for vehicles to try to find one in great condition in a junk yard. Past few times I needed Radiators from offroading, my buddy always had extras from derbying that he would give me for $20 or so. Havent had the luck of finding a atv junkyard, just procycle which sells cheap good used atv parts (cochranton).

I guess just let me know the price, so I have an idea if something were to happen (which knock on wood it doesnt)
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:31 pm

I will let you know the repair quote. I know new I paid $150 for the 450R radiator. At the time I just wanted to get it running before the snow came, and figured I would look into whether it is repairable later. If it is possible to repair the damaged fins( tried combing but wasn't happening where a stick bent the piss out of them) or recore them like the old copper tanked ones for about 1/2 price, then why not get new performance for a used price because there is nothing wrong with the side tanks.
All the new plastic tank radiators for vehicles are just throw aways. I debated getting one when I did the timing belt, water pump, crank seal, cam seals, belts, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, hoses, and thermostat on my nissan. For $300 plus I said I'll what and now I can find them with lifetime warranties on ebay for $69 which I will be ordering this summer when I do it all again because there is over 200,000 miles on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:54 am

i had one of them fixed off my yz 250 it only cost like $8
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:02 am

WOW , procycle and cheap, That is the first time I have ever heard those two words together. Usually it is procycle and not cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:21 pm

Re-coring is usually not worth it for most ATV and dirtbike rads. Small leaks and other minor repairs can usually be done pretty reasonable by most radiator shops.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:08 am

Thanks guys and that is what I was kinda thinking the recore process just isn't worth it. I might just order a new one to have on hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:13 pm

the radiators on dirtbikes and atvs the cores are to small that run through the rad but if it has a hole in it u can braze it or soilder it other than that replace it there are fin repair kits u can get at autozone
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PostSubject: Re: Radiators Rebuildable?   Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:30 pm

as for fin repairs, just use a knife or something and straighten them out, just time consuming, not hard at all and free
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