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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Removing the headers

Bum, I only just recently change the coolant on my bike (only 2 months old coolant) and just wondering do I need to remove the radiator to remove the stock headers or can I get away with having the radiator in place? I just don't want to waste the perfectly good coolant down the drain so to speak.

I've just receive the titanium headers and slipons from weld mva and can't wait to fit them on this weekend.

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It's a tight fit, and you may have to move the radiator out of the way a bit, but you do not have to remove it.
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Thanks Cag, I'll give it a go without removing the radiators, if all else fails I'll have a couple of bottle of engine ICE handy.

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It's a tight fit, and you may have to move the radiator out of the way a bit, but you do not have to remove it.
It is super tight. I just had mine off swapin midpipes.


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I'd remove the radiators. it's very easy, requires no special tools and is even easier with a little help from a friend. You would be surprised how much coolant remains in the system after draining - about a third.
Just take your time. The clips around the radiator hoses can be used again, they clip back into place, You just get way more space to work in and if you are inclined you get a rare chance to clean the front of the engine etc. You can re-use the coolant, just empty it into a clean container. Doing all this should add less than an hour and a half to the job.
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Moving the rad may also save you damage to the rad....as I just discovered. I'll detail in another post.

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thanks for the heads up.

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Hopefully by this weekend mine will sound like this!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hByxD...8F408C&index=0

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removed and refitted pipes without removing radiator just put wd40 header bolts a day before you start whole job should not take any longer than a couple of hours good luck
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Thanks for the heads up but I manage to fit the headers in a couple of hours without removing the radiators. Actually there was enough room to even use a torque wrench to torque up the bolt correctly.

The headers are so light compare to the stock unit and the sound is mind shattering, can't wait for the weekend to try her out. I notice that the titanium headers seems to cool down much quicker than the stock unit.
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