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post #1 of 13 Old 10-25-2016, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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ZX1200R 2000 model radiator

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Carrying out a Major service and found my radiator is looking a little past it, I was wondering if you can point me in the right place to buy a new radiator good quality at a reasonable price; or

Has any one had one refurbished I have had car radiators refurbished in the past but never heard or had a motorcycle one done (or if it can be done)?

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-25-2016, 03:32 PM
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there are several for sale brand new on ebay right now $105.00
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Thanks I'll have a look
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-26-2016, 08:14 AM
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I had mine done here although I appreciate you're a long way away. West Mercia Radiators. Depends if you want a pattern jobbie or original repaired.

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They did a great rebuild on mine which had sadly turned into cheese. They fabricated a new lower section and brackets too.

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Thanks Mr Bowler Hat,

I had a look at the radiators on e-bay as advised but looks like all new ones are from china (never had any experience buying things from china) although I’m sure I read on here that a chap purchased one and said it gave out on him with in a year which i dont really fancy.

So I made a couple of phone calls to a couple of companies similar to what you have came up with that I used in the past for car radiators and one shop does motorcycle radiators and as a ball park figure (with out them seeing the radiator and based on a zx12r radiator they repaired this month) they quoted £215
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Hi Michael if you get one from Ebay just make sure that it is one that fits the 2000 model as a lot of them say they do but are to fit the 2002-2006 models. i got one which took a week to get to me in Australia and works well i also sent a pic to make sure it was the right one ,it bolted straight in like it should have. most radiators you get now days here in Australia are made in China . one of the major radiator shops said that they would have to see if their supplier in china made one for the zx12r.
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This is a link to the one I got about 2 weeks ago. It took 3 weeks to delivery. Its for an A model so no mods needed and fits perfectly

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/191602403897?...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Thanks davetexas2 and ciderking,

hi davetexas2

I take it you have had the radiator fitted in a while that you got from china now?, have you had any problems with quality, when I read about someone fitting one from china they said they had problems fitting the temperature sensor if I remember correctly and started leaking ??

I take it yours is ok, and no engine over heating etc

thanks mike
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Hi Ciderking

I take it you have had the radiator fitted in a while that you got from china now?, have you had any problems with quality, when I read about someone fitting one from china they said they had problems fitting the temperature sensor if I remember correctly and started leaking ??

I take it yours is ok, and no engine over heating etc

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i have had it in for about 12 months coming up on my second Australian summer average temperature 38 to 42 degrees Celsius, just make sure that you get all the air out of the system before you go for a ride. with the temperature sensor make sure that you put thread tape or some other sealant on the threads before you put it in , as for fitting the one i got went straight in just take your time putting it in . my bike used to ride up around the top of the temperature gauge now it sits down in the lower half and only comes up while sitting in bumper to bumper traffic with traffic lights on a hot day. I'm very happy with it.

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Same here Mike - I've only had mine fitted for two weeks now. I'm using the bike every day as its my only transport. No leaking and i didn't think of using tape on the threads to be honest. But everything is working fine
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Thanks to all who have responded

Thanks davetexas2 & ciderking for the information and the link you sent for purchasing the radiator much appreciated, i have ordered one from the link they said it be delivered in around 2 to 3 weeks (fingers crossed)

thanks again

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I fitted a modified B model chinese rad to my A1 in September 2015, and have had no problems to date.


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