I am about to buy new radiators for the bike...last thing before i put new plastics on it. are there any brands that are better/worse fit than others?
Although I have never dealt with them, this manufacturer gets excellent reviews across all of its product offerings. Motorcycles, vintage cars, etc.I am about to buy new radiators for the bike.
A quick search revealed the following.I don't know if an all aluminum radiator would actually provide superior thermal efficiency
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Below is a review of the Winner Racing RC 51 radiator. In it the reviewer comments that, despite the thicker core, the replacement radiator is lighter weight than the OEM one. This would appear to indicate some difference in the construction of the radiator beyond just the core.They couldn't possibly be that much thicker and the stock radiators ARE aluminum.
Yep. Buy once, cry once...Original rads are aluminum, they are very light. If the core was that much thicker they would not fit, in fact they must mean that it is a 40mm core, as that is about how thick the stock rads are. The Chinese companies will say anything, or use lost in translation as an excuse, as there is no recourse, or liability on their end other than an Ebay return. These may work fine, but so would a used stock radiator.
My bro-in-law bought an "all aluminum replacement radiator" for his Dodge Dakota, and the quality seemed OK, but the "full polish" was just silver paint, and the Automatic Transmission line hookups were not even close to the right thread size. I made some adaptors on the lathe and it worked out, but the OEM would have been way less work for only a few more bucks....lesson learned.