Chinese Radiators?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Sonny112, Aug 2, 2022.

  1. Sonny112

    Sonny112 Well-Known Member

    Anyone have experience, good or bad, w/ the Chinese eBay radiators?

    My 675r rad took a shit and a new OEM one is $650+; an eBay special is <$250.

    Wondering if its worth the shot?
  2. NOLAracer

    NOLAracer Well-Known Member

    I've used them for different bikes. Sometimes the mounting points are not exact and need a little engineering but they keep the bike cool like OEM
  3. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    I put one on my 650R. The passages were fewer and larger for the one I got. I ran it a while but went back to an OEM eventually. I was worried that the fewer and larger passages was not dumping the heat as well as OEM.
  4. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    Is the original one repairable? Radiator repair shops aren't that expensive.
  5. Sonny112

    Sonny112 Well-Known Member

    Took it to a local shop, they said it wasn't repairable.
  6. bigkaley

    bigkaley Well-Known Member

  7. Sonny112

    Sonny112 Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I didn't see anything listed for Triumph on his site but I sent him a note to see what he may be able to do.
  8. ibidu1

    ibidu1 Well-Known Member

    What is exactly wrong with your original radiator?
  9. dave3593

    dave3593 What I know about opera I learned from Bugs Bunny

    I bought one for my RZ350. It claimed more cooling like I wanted but took some mod to fit. It has kept the bike cooler and had been no problem for racing
  10. Sonny112

    Sonny112 Well-Known Member

    Leaking someone in the fin area of the upper right side
  11. ibidu1

    ibidu1 Well-Known Member

    I would take it to another radiator shop, maybe a small mom n pop place they should be able to repair, or block off a row, or crimp a row etc.

    Also have you tried checking different ebay country sites? Like ebay uk, or ebay germany a place where these bikes are more popular.
  12. Greg ZX6R

    Greg ZX6R Well-Known Member

    +1 They fixed leaks on my old ZX6 radiator on two occasions, and added bracing to the back. Total cost at the time was about $100.
  13. consumer38

    consumer38 Well-Known Member

    I used one on an old gsxr. Chinese shit worked fine. I bought one advertised as no epoxy welded unit. Looks like an old school superbike rad.
  14. Sonny112

    Sonny112 Well-Known Member

    I'll check out the foreign ebay specifically, but i think they may have been included in my original search.

    Hopefully can fix it. I got a response from them and we'll see how that goes.

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