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.
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.
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.
2001 Honda RC51 SP1
1996 Honda CBR 900RR
2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R
1999 Aprilia RS50
2012 Triumph Daytona 675R (Sold)
2010 BMW S1000RR (Sold)
2005 Yamaha R6 (Sold)
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
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.
2006 Black Edition SP2
- Stickerless black...giggity
- Assorted stone chips
- Multicolor bug splats, updated weekly
- Custom boot scratches and crash marks on the tailpiece
- Scuffed bar weights & brake lever from asphalt acrobatics
- Road grime under the fender and tail
- Leo Vince exhaust
- Otherwise OEM, not gonna make BOTY any time soon
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 :-)