Radiator repairs

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Radiator repairs

Postby gladders » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:10 pm

Stripping the bike for refurb and the small pipe to the overflow bottle has snapped off, looks like it has been repaired before, tried a couple of radiator repair shops in Sheffield and Leeds but not willing to take it on, could anyone recommend a repairer?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby lairdofsmoke » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:27 pm

How what method of repair was made before, you may be able to recreate it. The alloy is too thin to weld/ally braze, used to be a place in Warwick used to do it, if they are still in business, I think they were called Warwick radiators, so maybe search for a good used on, if you're lucky, to find a good one, plenty of crap being unloaded to the unsuspecting.
Could possibly make up a new takeoff but would be a bodge job through!.
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby itsnotateapot » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:41 pm

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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby gladders » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:01 pm

big thanks to Itsnotateapot for helping me out with spare radiators to repair mine, top man :D
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby Scotch750 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:07 pm

Wuh, who's the repairer then P...spot !
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby Alan H » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:38 pm

60 squid for a new 'un.
CLICKY LINKY
Saves farting about repairing t'owd'un.
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby gladders » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:48 pm

Alan H wrote:60 squid for a new 'un.
CLICKY LINKY
Saves farting about repairing t'owd'un.


I had looked at those but remember a mate buying something similar for his LC and it leaked like a sieve
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby Alan H » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:53 pm

Got one on mine and it's tip top. Mind you, it's not tainted with yamawamabingbong stuff........ :roll:
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby stevewharton » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm

Got one on my A model kettle too, looks the dogs b######s. The only thing that didn't look right was the silver coloured grill on an ally rad', so the quick fix for that was paint the grill black and now it looks perfick.
Purist please form an orderly queue :o
P.S. The ally rad's that you can buy off ebay for around £60 are an unbelievably good quality piece of kit for the price. My original rad' was blocked and remained so after several attempts to flush it, so I bought the ally replacement off ebay. It has a much larger capacity than the originaI and I could tell the difference immediately, because once the engine has warmed up you can easily tell when the thermostat is opening and closing as the rad' gets noticably hotter and then cooler. So I think it's doing the job much better than the original.
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Re: Radiator repairs

Postby gladders » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:28 pm

stevewharton wrote:Got one on my A model kettle too, looks the dogs b######s. The only thing that didn't look right was the silver coloured grill on an ally rad', so the quick fix for that was paint the grill black and now it looks perfick.
Purist please form an orderly queue :o
P.S. The ally rad's that you can buy off ebay for around £60 are an unbelievably good quality piece of kit for the price. My original rad' was blocked and remained so after several attempts to flush it, so I bought the ally replacement off ebay. It has a much larger capacity than the originaI and I could tell the difference immediately, because once the engine has warmed up you can easily tell when the thermostat is opening and closing as the rad' gets noticably hotter and then cooler. So I think it's doing the job much better than the original.


Good point about the crud in the original rad, mine did tend to run a bit warm,
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