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Thread: Radiator R & R

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    help Radiator R & R

    I haven't had to do much to my Beat in the 6 years I've driven it, so maybe my mechanical chops are rusty and the toolbox a bit sparse. I bought a lovely aluminum radiator and assumed (based on other cars) it would take about an hour to swap it in. So what's with the upside-down mounting bolts? It looks like I need about a 40-cm extension to get the top bracket loose from underneath the car?. And the 2 lower brackets require the plastic tray removed? What else am I in for? (I also discovered that I bleed a lot easier than I used to thanks to blood thinners.)

    Steve in Okinawa


    Past Hondas:
    1960 125cc Honda Benly CB92R
    1964 305cc Super Hawk CB77, the only vehicle I have ever bought new in my life!
    Honda CB160, roadraced as 175cc 1967-1970.
    Honda Lawnmower, bought used in 2003, caught fire and melted in 2005.

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    My pretty new radiator.....

    I thought it would be lighter than the OEM but that weighs next to nothing, and with the much larger coolant capacity of the new one, I probably gained a pound or two.

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    Last edited by steveinjapan; 20-10-2016 at 10:36 AM.


    Past Hondas:
    1960 125cc Honda Benly CB92R
    1964 305cc Super Hawk CB77, the only vehicle I have ever bought new in my life!
    Honda CB160, roadraced as 175cc 1967-1970.
    Honda Lawnmower, bought used in 2003, caught fire and melted in 2005.

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    Does look good, I've just ordered one of these from Japan, going to wait until it gets a bit warmer to fit it though, bought it now before the British pound drops any lower.

    Thought it was a good idea, when I removed the spare wheel plate and realized just how much damage a pigeon I hit 2 summers ago did to my radiator. It's run fine but I might fit some kind of grille in future...

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    Grilled pigeon! Wow, all the decomposition products sure cleaned the copper. It must have smelled a bit off though.


    Past Hondas:
    1960 125cc Honda Benly CB92R
    1964 305cc Super Hawk CB77, the only vehicle I have ever bought new in my life!
    Honda CB160, roadraced as 175cc 1967-1970.
    Honda Lawnmower, bought used in 2003, caught fire and melted in 2005.

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