Radiator removal


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Mahaflac
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Radiator removal

Post by Mahaflac » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 pm





I am trying to take the radiator of my 83 interstate. There is a cover (bracket that horns mount to) at the top of the radiator that is preventing me from getting it off. Any suggestions on getting the radiator off? Do I have to take the fairing and mounting frame off?



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Re: Radiator removal

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:36 pm

I bent mine out of the way:

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I eventually decided this was a terrible place for those tabs (and the horns, so I bent them right off and painted over where they were. I re-mounted the horns inside the fairing lowers.

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Re: Radiator removal

Post by Mahaflac » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 am

Thanks, That is what I ended up ding last night. I determined that in order for the one piece to come out, I was going to have to take off the fairing and mounting frame. It was easier to bend them. Do you have a pic of where you mounted the horn?

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Re: Radiator removal

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:34 am

Mahaflac wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 am
Thanks, That is what I ended up ding last night. I determined that in order for the one piece to come out, I was going to have to take off the fairing and mounting frame. It was easier to bend them. Do you have a pic of where you mounted the horn?
I posted a picture of it in this thread: viewtopic.php?t=2688



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