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Hey fellow Mv owners got a question. I currently own a 2010 f4 with 6245 miles and my radiator gave away due to stress I guess. If I pull down on the radiator it spits coolant out of one of the fop left rails right before the fan but once I let go it stops but when I ride vibration makes it leak all over. Was wondering if I can use water wield on the spot without removing the radiator to fix this issue. What do u guys suggest? Im a novice when it comes to removing stuff and my radiator looks brand new still with no rock dings!
 

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Take it off....drain it and flush it with clear water. Take it to a radiator repair specialist (most cars also use aluminum radiators).
Contact Joe about one of his braces to prevent a recurrence of the failure.

Don't half ass it. The bike is too nice to treat like a rat bike.
 

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Take it off....drain it and flush it with clear water. Take it to a radiator repair specialist (most cars also use aluminum radiators).
Contact Joe about one of his braces to prevent a recurrence of the failure.

Don't half ass it. The bike is too nice to treat like a rat bike.
This is only the second y10 bike I hear of with faulty radiator Ed, Joe's bracket is for the older <10 bikes I believe.
 

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I would want to take it off and bring it to a repair shop but from other post I have read they might just do a epoxy bond because wielding is to risky and I don't even know where to start to remove it lol.

and Donsy I will post up some pics in few once I clean the dry coolant on my Mv. and Im not sure if the bike still has a factory warranty considering that its a 2010 model lol. one more thing i can't even make out the crack with my eyes only see coolant spitting out.
 

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Ok here is a Picture Donsy at the area of the leak. when the bike is on it will spit a small stream toward the camera angle and gets all over my fairing.

cannot see a crack just coolant coming out when the water pump activates.
 

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Thanks fro that mate, Daye ?
I would still get in touch with the dealer and have a go at them replacing it, this is not god news for the Y10+ F4's, and the factory should know about it. Maybe get in touch with Gotojoe and see if he has a support bracket in the pipeline for the new bikes.
It's not too hard to remove, download the workshop manuals from my site and see how you go, you need to be able to lay it down flat to be able to do a JB weld fix in any case.
Good luck mate.
 

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Thanks fro that mate, Daye ?
I would still get in touch with the dealer and have a go at them replacing it, this is not god news for the Y10+ F4's, and the factory should know about it. Maybe get in touch with Gotojoe and see if he has a support bracket in the pipeline for the new bikes.
It's not too hard to remove, download the workshop manuals from my site and see how you go, you need to be able to lay it down flat to be able to do a JB weld fix in any case.
Good luck mate.
Ok man thanks for the info! and here is a pick of the leak got it on camera lol!:jsm:
 

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I had a crack in mine and took it to a repair specialist, and they used a JB Weld type repair so don't worry about using it.

As has been said, make sure the area is dry and well prepared for this type of repair. Not saying it won't work doing a repair with the rad in situ, but you will be able to do the prep and guarantee it's dry with it flat on the bench.
 

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If you can't definitively identify the point of the leak it will be hard to repair. The radiator has to come off anyway, regardless of who does the repair, you or a specialist.
A radiator specialist will have the equipment to pressurize the rad with dye to exactly locate the leak and will have the skills to ensure a proper lasting repair. It won't cost much.

Didn't catch it was a 2010 model....my bad. Odd location for a leak to occur without some damage to cause it. You may not be able to see what caused it until you have it off the bike.

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Ok here is a Picture Donsy at the area of the leak. when the bike is on it will spit a small stream toward the camera angle and gets all over my fairing.

cannot see a crack just coolant coming out when the water pump activates.


I can see how this is happening..I'll take a 2010 rad to Henry as I have an idea to rectify this ...

Joe
 

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Ok here is a Picture Donsy at the area of the leak. when the bike is on it will spit a small stream toward the camera angle and gets all over my fairing.

cannot see a crack just coolant coming out when the water pump activates.


I can see how this is happening..I'll take a 2010 rad to Henry as I have an idea/solution to rectify this ...

Joe
 

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Looks just like where the 1098 Ducati's rad lets go.
I took mine to a radiator shop for repair.
I think he blocked off the bad core, all good now.
He didn't recommend the epoxy method.
 
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