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having NEW RC rads made for $130?????

they are selling these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/aluminum-rad...8179dc&vxp=mtr

i asked the seller if they had any rads for an RC51.

this is their response:

Dear valued customer,
I'm very sorry for the late,we don't have the radiator in stock,but we are manufacturer,if you can offer the sample or the drawing,we can make it for you.
Sincerely
jenny


how can i (we) get them a sample or a correct drawing so they can start pumping out NEW RC51 rads??????????? i know that there are countless RC owners looking for better rads. any suggestions/help would be appreciated.
i would even be willing to pull my RC off the road & send my rads to them, just a little reluctant to in case they go missing....then i would be royally screwed!
i figure someone around here would have access to a decent schematic of a set of RC rads.

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wonder if they can make curved radiators
would be good (HRC RC30/45 replica's etc)

edit-they have a curved NC30 radiator..
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Just my $0.02....

If the Chinese fairings are crap, would I trust my engine's health to a Chinese made rad?

No thank you very much.....

I rather experiment with a used CBR1000R rad by modifying it to fit, than put those on and ride like I stole her......


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Be careful of the chinese radiators. I have read some bad reviews of both Winner and GPI, the two main Chinese radiator companies on ebay. Most seem to be fitment issues. Do some research before buying, just to be sure.

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How good do you honesty think a $130 radiator could be? These bikes already run on the warm side, no point in making it worse by using garbage rads, there are plenty of shops that will build you a custom radiator if that's what you're after, just my opinion

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welding and build quality looks good on them though
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The consensus with chinese stuff is usually that they can copy thigs like clothes, dvds and plastics flawlessly. but stay away from their mechanical stuff

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Anyone with access to the Honda drawings and specs for one of these radiators wouldn't need to use a cheap replication service to build a part.

I agree with Makis, it's a safer bet using another Honda radiator that absorbs equal heat rejection. Mounting tabs and mild relocation/adaptation tricks are doable, but ya can't reverse-engineer metallurgy and heat cycling while dissecting a part with a caliper on a workbench.

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Some of the Chinese radiators seem to be OK (depends who you talk to). I cannot even get my Thermae NC30/35 rads made for the price the Chinese sell theirs for but still I keep getting orders. I know which one's I'd rather install :-)

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