Bent my radiator have a question?


6 replies to this topic
  • matts06yzf

Posted May 01, 2008 - 03:07 PM

#1

I just took a spill and bent my right radiator the side with the cap. Its pretty damn crooked i straighted it a little and had to take pliers and bend the little spout at bottom up where the hose attaches because it was bent way down. Is it ok to ride it AS LONG AS ITS NOT LEAKING??? I will send it off to get straigtned when I go on vacation in a few months. I wanna ride but dont want to hurt bike.

  • grayracer513

Posted May 01, 2008 - 03:42 PM

#2

Bent radiators cause the coolant to curl as it moves through the core. This, of course has no real effect on anything, but I thought I would mess with you a little.

If it's not leaking and the air flow through the core isn't too badly obstructed, it's OK to use.

  • SPLATT

Posted May 01, 2008 - 04:19 PM

#3

Bent radiators cause the coolant to curl as it moves through the core. This, of course has no real effect on anything, but I thought I would mess with you a little.

If it's not leaking and the air flow through the core isn't too badly obstructed, it's OK to use.


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  • 1998YZ400F

Posted May 01, 2008 - 04:29 PM

#4

clean coolant, good air flow, no leaks = go ride

  • matts06yzf

Posted May 01, 2008 - 05:07 PM

#5

Thanks guys:ride:

  • biznet1

Posted May 02, 2008 - 09:28 AM

#6

In case you don't already know, Mylers does great repair work.

  • Ga426owner

Posted May 02, 2008 - 12:58 PM

#7

Matt quit falling down........:p :applause:
yea I know the bike fell off the stand.........:eek:





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