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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm afraid I'm another victim of the dreaded top left radiator leak (1000R). It's coming up to 7k, not good is it?.... Anyway, it's way out of warranty and it has to be fixed. Don't want to fork out the dosh for a new one which will probably do the same or have MV modified them? Apparently it's a really common fault. I believe somebody on here makes a supporting bracket which will stop this happening again. Any pointers to a trusted repairer in the UK would be appreciated.



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Gazz;
you're looking for Joe (gotojoe) he has the support brackets

since i'm across the pond somebody on your side will have speak up about getting it repaired


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Joe has them indeed. Just give him a PM and he will be able to help you.

Mine also cracked 1.5 years ago. Had it soldered at a Radiator Repair store and let them apply special metal brackets to distribute the loads, havent had any problems since then.

So its not such a big problem, annoying yeah, but thats it. So you have to get your radiator out, get all the liquid out, get it soldered, apply the brackets of Joe, put it back and fill up again with coolant (dont forget to make sure you get the air out, a number of threads here on it, but in essence its just bending your bike to each side with a very high angle (make sure you dont drop the bike) and do this on both sides a couple of time. Let the bike run, and after that redo it with the coolent cap off such that again the air can come out.

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Thanks for the info re the bracket and bleeding the air out, think I'd better get a couple of mates around for that, not a time for butter fingers!! :-) I've PM'd Joe and will get a support bracket from him.

Are the Clic-R reusable?

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Gazz, yes clic r are re-useable, you can buy the pliers off ebay or in Halfords (about 15) or pm me as I am in WSM and can lend you them.
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Thanks for the info re the bracket and bleeding the air out, think I'd better get a couple of mates around for that, not a time for butter fingers!! :-) I've PM'd Joe and will get a support bracket from him.

Are the Clic-R reusable?

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Gazz...I pmd u . My email is [email protected] if u cant see the messages.

No prob getting a bracket. I have a hundred in stock !

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Thanks for the PM Joe...

JimboF4, thanks for the offer, I've already ordered a pair of pliers, I wanted to be able to remove the clips with minimal fuss and without damaging the pipes. As you're only down the road it'll be nice to go out for a ride.....

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Good work boys. Joe......enjoy the time-out man.

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Good work boys. Joe......enjoy the time-out man.
I keep working as I go along Donsy. Office is a smart phone and a lap top.
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mile after mile of sweeping bends...awesome : ))


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