Are the radiator's weak on wr450f?
Posted October 09, 2004 - 03:47 PM
Russ 04 wr450f
Posted October 09, 2004 - 08:44 PM
i have also hit mine a few times laterally pretty hard without perminent damage, so they seem to be tough. i'm sure that you can hurt one, but ...
Posted October 09, 2004 - 09:11 PM
Posted October 10, 2004 - 02:19 AM
serious beatings... I know this becasue my shrouds have a bunch of white creases in them...
What shrouds. Well, at least I have one.
Mine have always leaked some time after a wreck. Thank God for radiator repair people.
Posted October 10, 2004 - 05:36 AM
They are made from very thin aluminum and take a shot almost everytime the bike goes down.
If you are riding without rad guards, you are playing with fire.
A good guard needs to:
-protect the face of the rad from frontal impacts (trees, roost, etc)
-keep the rad from squishing when the bike goes down on the side
-keep the rad from folding back in high speed crashes
-promote good airflow while doing all of the above.
Posted October 10, 2004 - 07:00 AM
I took my rad off not much to it. My inlet pipe is lose allowing the antifreeze to blow by. How do you fix it and Can you soft solder the rad?
Posted October 10, 2004 - 07:52 PM