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Replacement Radiators?? anyone have experience with this?

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I was stripping down my bike today and i found that my left radiator was bent.

It is not leaking but i am considering replacing it before it becomes hard to find (yes i realise this wont be anything soon :lol: )

anyways, i looked on ebay and there a few japanese aftermarket brands that make radiators that have "30% more flow and cooling" and they are not very expensive

heres an example

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2006-Yamaha-YZ...3D10%26ps%3D63

does anyone have experience with this?

I dont want to buy something that doesnt even fit, or is low quality

If i end up replacing this radiator should i just go stock?

the bike is a 2007 yz450f

thanks :ride:

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Those are chinese, not japanese. I have them on one of my YZ250F's with no issues at all. I also have a set on my YZ450F, but that pair had some fitment issues. The radiators are much thicker than stock, and they hit the gas tank, so I had to make myself a radiator lowering kit that moved them down and forward. Other than that I have used them for over a year and have had no issues, they are great for the price.

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I would just send it to Mylers and have it fixed for $50
That would have been my first and immediate response, too, except for the fact the OP is in Australia. Shipping would probably kill the deal. Myler's is absolutely great though.

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I just got a pair for my 450. They look like a nice piece, they are a bit larger so Im not sure on fitment since I have yet to install them. But the holes line up and the welds look great. I have read a few very old posts on here about some bikes overheating with them but just as many posts saying they are great. I figure if they are junk then Im only out 130 bucks. It does look like I will need a few washers for my MSR guards to fit but no bike deal.

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That would have been my first and immediate response, too, except for the fact the OP is in Australia. Shipping would probably kill the deal. Myler's is absolutely great though.

Um... last I checked Saskatchewan was in Canada :ride:

I couldn't get the link to load, but how bad is your radiator bent? When my 06 was brand spankin' new I laid it down in the mud and bent the right radiator some (I knew I should have waited for those rad cages to show up before I rode it, but they were backordered). The radiator was twisted slightly, and the fitting on the bottom was slightly bent. I took it to a local radiator shop and the guy came out to look at it, then just told me "grab ahold and straighten that puppy out" so I did. Its as straight as it will ever be, no leaks. Maybe you'll have the same luck. And look into some radiator cages to keep it from happening again.

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