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Offline MetroCommuter

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Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« on: June 03, 2018, 06:32:51 AM »
Annoyed at myself - installing a RadGuard and modifying the plastic mount on my ‘17 s1kr and slipped, and knicked the radiator.  The feeling of damaging the radiator while fitting a radiator guard is not currently funny, but might be in time.  Anyhow, it is a very small cut by a sharp blade. Leaks when bike is started. Query to those who know more - repair or replace? My inclination is the latter, as I think the risk of a repair failing is a potential cooked engine and rather get it done right, but welcome input. Off to get a beer...

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Re: Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 05:02:28 PM »
Personally I would clean the area well and JB Weld it. Always has worked for me over several decades.
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Re: Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 05:47:59 PM »
I'm with Starpower on this one.  A bit of JB Weld will fix it right up.
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Re: Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 08:25:43 PM »
I would look for a very good used one first. And depending on location of wound, JB Weld could be the answer.

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Re: Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 07:50:32 AM »
Bit the bullet, ordered new radiator. Has to come from Germany, as no Australian dealer has one in stock. Thanks for responses.

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Re: Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 07:08:58 PM »
Might have been pretty had to find a used one. Only the XR and ones for your R bike will do the job (search of part numbers).
Here is one right now if someone wants a spare or needs one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-BMW-S1000XR-S1000-XR-K49-Radiator-Fan-Hoses-Reservoir-NO-LEAKS-17118551544/263727407140?epid=2205261576&hash=item3d6760e024:g:MxUAAOSwBnZbEAcs:sc:USPSPriority!98273!US!-1

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Re: Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 09:31:52 AM »
Thanks Beech - I looked hard for a used radiator and had no success. Kind of annoyed there were no radiators in Australia, which if that is the usual then a stick or rock can take you off the bike for a month while waiting for one to be sent from Germany.Perhaps reason to buy an R ninety as a back up? N+1...

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Re: Repair or replace radiator - small nick
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 11:24:53 PM »
I'm in, back up bikes are a good thing. Especially if a long planned trip gets canceled. A good luxury. I have two bikes. That is an option for me, I'm lucky the wife sees it the same way.

 


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