Radiator GL1200 What to do next?


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Radiator GL1200 What to do next?

Postby westy57 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:26 pm



I have a slow leak between fins of my 86 SEI Can someone recommend if I should repair buy used one on Ebay?



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Re: Radiator GL1200 What to do next?

Postby Jumperdumper » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:38 pm

I had rock ding mine so used an electrical soldering iron to repair it. That was 6 years ago and holds pressure with no leaks. The fins are thin enough to for the soldering iron to do the trick.

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Re: Radiator GL1200 What to do next?

Postby twocams » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:09 pm

One thing I do is gently run your finger over the fins. if the fins just fall off then I won't waste my time on it. I would take to radiator shop with cap. so they can pressure check too. Have them rod it out, repair any leaks, repaint it and be like new. You may have to call around, cause this is "old school". they like to remove and replace these days. :( Just my .02

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Re: Radiator GL1200 What to do next?

Postby westy57 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:50 am

Thank you .I took it off & found someone must have broke a drill bit off in fairing & made it's way down to the fan where it stuck between fan blade & radiator puncturing a small hole.No corrosion so solder it is.Who would have thunk it?
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