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cheese
12th October 2005, 21:47
My bike fell off my trailer and smacked it up bad

http://www.canze.org.nz/forum/hosting/radiator.jpg

Can I pull it out? or just leave it? can you actually get them fixed?

Cheers

Cheese

Windy
14th October 2005, 21:34
Das ist fooked.

It'll still work, just less efficiently. Unless it leaks, then bin it.

I stand to be corrected, but I don't think you can repair that sort of damage.

crazyxr250rider
19th October 2005, 13:57
just gentally pull them appart(the water ways) with hands use small flathead screwdriver to sraighten fins just DONT crack it or your gonna have to re weld it (aluminum is a real bastard to weld)

cheese
21st October 2005, 09:11
I talked to Colemans and they said to call Pukekohe radiators. Only going to cost $100 odd bucks to get fixed up!! Sweet!!! :banana: :kick: :apint: :eyepoke:

Motohaus
21st October 2005, 09:17
try rosebank radiators they do very good work and pick up drop off and get it done in a day or next day good prices to

DemonWolf
21st October 2005, 09:32
Sorry to hear your unfortunate ding... hope ya get it fixed soon enough ... happy riding =)

T.W.R
21st October 2005, 09:54
if its a aluminium radiator & only the tanks at either end are dented your best off to just leave it alone unless its leaking. when i was dinged by a car & crunched my body work the thermal coupling for the fan took a nasty hit, i got it checked by a radiator shop & was advised that seeing it was aluminium & wasn't leaking or causing probs just to leave it alone. if the bike has any age to it the aluminium actually gets brittle after prolonged heating & cooling thus any possible repairs can cause more probs than they solve.

RMrobbo
29th May 2006, 21:03
If its not too much of a leak, just use radiator stop leak. its a liquid you pour in your radiator and it seals the leaks. you can get it at most gas stations. Ive done it before and it works good.