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Don't even want to talk about it, I'll just leave the pictures here.

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Damn...and that looks to be well braced!
 

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Oh dear, from what the photos show it doesn't look like an impact from a foreign object, more of a weakness gone bad :(
 

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Okay, so what caused the problem? Was it a broken pipe or the radiator itself? Or was it, like Bumpkin wrote, an impact from a foreign object??
 

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Going back a 3-4 week or so I had the coolant replaced due to overheating/temperature surging and the fan being erratic, also told I had a new radiator cap replaced at the same time, the front fairing was also taken off to check the connector from the ecu to the dash head.
All that didn't seem to cure my problems. Thinking about it now, I went to a bike night a few days later and noticed some drops of coolant on the bottom pipe and put it down to the work that had been done on it.
Took it to a different dealer and his tech said it was a sensor before he even hooked it up to the diagnostics.
After he had worked on it it was fine, turned out to be the sensor by the headers, he also asked me if the radiator cap was replaced and showed me the one he had taken off, seems it hadn't been replaced after all, he said the sensor was matted in what appeared to be the rubber seal on the radiator cap which looked like it was rotting away. Anyway he took a cap off a bike he had sitting which had done a couple thousand miles and it was night and day in condition compared with mine.
Bike has been used only for about 6-7 commutes, came home the other day let it cool down to check oil and give it a little look over as you do and noticed a bit of fluid on the ground as I was lubing the chain. That was when I noticed the leak and took the pictures.
Gero, there does not appear to have any damage or strike marks in that area of the radiator.
From what I gather asking MV for a warranty claim on a radiator is about as futile as fitting a handbrake on a horse. So finance minister consulted and radiator ordered.
Sorry for the rambling post guys but you now know as much as me.
 

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From what I gather asking MV for a warranty claim on a radiator is about as futile as fitting a handbrake on a horse. So finance minister consulted and radiator ordered.
Surely one of the specialist firms out there can effect a repair on your current rad for a lot less £££?

Just looked up the cost of a new rad on Evolution Bike, almost €500 :jsm:

Either that or crack an egg into it :popcorn:
 

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I have seen the radiators on eBay from Italy for around £300 depending on euro/pound rate. Did not mention postage though.

You had the rear preload bracket snap as well? Makes you think if the were a bit rough with this bike when putting it together at the factory.
 

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Surely one of the specialist firms out there can effect a repair on your current rad for a lot less £££?

Just looked up the cost of a new rad on Evolution Bike, almost €500 :jsm:

Either that or crack an egg into it :popcorn:
£470 I think it is give or take a tenner. Yeah Ed has someone who can do it, quickish turn round but I'm getting worked like a Trojan at the moment and can't spare the time to be going up and down to Eds, I'm hoping it will be here in time for the service and to be honest I don't want to slum it in my 32yo Vw camper for that long.
I'll get it fixed and keep it as a spare or in case there is someone as unlucky as I seem to be lately.

I have seen the radiators on eBay from Italy for around £300 depending on euro/pound rate. Did not mention postage though.



You had the rear preload bracket snap as well? Makes you think if the were a bit rough with this bike when putting it together at the factory.
Aye that's right my luck has to change sometime hahaha. That could be the case or just plain old lack of QC
 

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It would be a lot easier, wasn't the whole situation with MV..... It's freaking me out!!
I'm still waiting for parts which I ordered three months ago.
 

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Because the revs and temperature were fluctuating, from about 2-3 bars and bouncing up to about 2-3 bars from max it didn't really know when to kick in, this was only noticeable at tickover, when the fan did eventually came on it did seem go through its normal cycle so not like the symptoms you are describing.
 

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Just a quick update, had the radiator replaced and my 9k mile service a week ago now (thanks to Ed and his boys) and I'm happy to report all is well again :drummer:
Turned out the leak was at the back of the radiator, sorry got no pictures of it or any idea what caused it, if i remember to ask him the next time I'm on the phone to him i will. Also had the preload bracket changed at the same time.
 

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Just a quick update, had the radiator replaced and my 9k mile service a week ago now (thanks to Ed and his boys) and I'm happy to report all is well again :drummer:
Turned out the leak was at the back of the radiator, sorry got no pictures of it or any idea what caused it, if i remember to ask him the next time I'm on the phone to him i will. Also had the preload bracket changed at the same time.
Glad you got it sorted out. What was all the blue stuff ;)
 

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Glad you got it sorted out. What was all the blue stuff ;)
Nobody seems to know why or what caused it to be the colour it was, i was in two minds as to put a sealant into it or not, gave Ed a phone and was advised against it, so it wasn't anything i put in.
The cause of whatever made it the colour it was has already IMO caused a damaged sensor and a damaged radiator, but, the most concerning thing to me is has been in my system for 9000 miles whats it done to the internals?
 

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I thought the same at first, I'm pretty sure they said it was slightly gooey as well?
Having seen the rad in question in the workshop at Ed's last week it looked like, as you say, goo. Maybe the residue after everything else in the coolant had evaporated off?
 
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