New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

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New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by Tirpitz » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:40 pm

Several people have posted up concerning the difficulty in getting oil coolers and radiators in decent condition and new ones are very expensive indeed (oil cooler £440 shocking ). So I thought it would be worth looking at firms which manufacture pattern radiators and refurb damaged ones. These people http://www.aaronradiator.co.uk/pages/motorcycle.html actually show an example of a ZXR400 radiator they have completely recored for £220+VAT - repairs are cheaper. Again it's not cheap but for this you are getting a pretty much as new rad for a damn sight less than OEM. They don't repair oil coolers but they will make a new one using your knackered one as a pattern for £200+VAT.

Maybe worth investigating if you're struggling to get anything decent from a wrecker and brand new is not an option?
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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by cargo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:48 pm

goodpost

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by tobomoto » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:23 am

a few years ago (12 in fact!) i got an oil cooler from straightline racing which was designed for a bandit 1200. i think its a 13 row iirc? it was about £70+p&p. i got the lines made up locally. might be worth looking into other bikes' coolers.
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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by Big Hoddie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:09 am

Old post, I know, but just to update, called aaron radiators and even though their website says otherwise, he said the price is now £410 + VAT ! shocking

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by RedexRobB » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:38 pm

you can buy an OEM rad for not much more incl VAT!

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by CaNsA » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:48 pm

RedexRobB wrote:you can buy an OEM rad for not much more incl VAT!
orly?

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by RedexRobB » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:22 pm

yeah, the rad only that is....

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by CaNsA » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:12 pm

My derp,

I skim read the thread.

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Post by Big Hoddie » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:29 pm

.....the f***?

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by Ewetea » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:35 pm

I recently purchased a new radiator for an H1 from "auperformance". It is a quality item and the welding is first-class. It took just over a week to deliver. Since H models are now around 25 years old, buying a second-hand item may not be a good idea because although the exterior may look OK, the internal tubes could well be furred, reducing the cooling efficiency. If anyone needs a replacement radiator for their H1 model, it may be worth considering the following e-bay offer: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281317583223? ... 1423.l2649
Unfortunately they do not offer replacement radiators for the L models, presumably because curvature is required for the core.

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by day01543 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:04 pm

Sorry guys but I've been sitting on this since crimbo.spoke to auperformace.enquired about rad for l model,explained how hard they are to source and that it would be a good seller.told me that they were working on it,just trying to perfect it as it is a curved rad.they would offer me first one approx £199.bargain eh.still not sure if I'm going that root or zx6r g/j model.not reached that point in rebuild yet.so it might be worth dropping them a message see if they have sorted it yet.

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Re: New Pattern Radiators / Oil Coolers and repairs

Post by banner001 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:58 pm

Aaron radiators do recores for curved rads from about £250.
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