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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help quick!

My buddy was getting his bike ready for tomorrows track day and 1) His 520 kit didn't arrive and 2) He has a leak in his radiator. It's an '05 GSXR 600. I know not much can be done about 1, but is there any quick fix for the hole in his radiator? He said it's in the lower corner. Anything??
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 07:01 PM
 
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I know there's a stop leak additive for short term use... it's for aluminum radiators.

Here's the link. http://www.barsproducts.com/product.cfm?id=38 Your local autoparts store should have it or some variety. You'll need to watch the temps closely, and he'll have to flush the system extensivly afterward and replace the radiator.
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my old

cbr 600, i put a pin hole in the side.. i sanded it and jb welded it.. worked fine.. never leaked agian.
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cbr 600, i put a pin hole in the side.. i sanded it and jb welded it.. worked fine.. never leaked agian.
Even though it was aluminum?
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Yes, JB will work on aluminum, and being exterior it's less risk to the rest of the engine and cooling systme.
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yeah

it worked.. i just sanded the paint off.. and put it on.. smoothed it out..
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I like the JB weld idea. You could also use the MacGyver trick of putting egg white in the radiator, its suppose to work the same as the stop-leak stuff.
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cbr 600, i put a pin hole in the side.. i sanded it and jb welded it.. worked fine.. never leaked agian.

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I know there's a stop leak additive for short term use... it's for aluminum radiators.

Here's the link. http://www.barsproducts.com/product.cfm?id=38 Your local autoparts store should have it or some variety. You'll need to watch the temps closely, and he'll have to flush the system extensivly afterward and replace the radiator.
this will work too but not as perminate


tell him to pay attention to his temps no matter which one he does.

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I like the JB weld idea. You could also use the MacGyver trick of putting egg white in the radiator, its suppose to work the same as the stop-leak stuff.
Well the JB weld won't work because the leak is hidden/impossible to get to. And a local mechanic that we ride with just told me about the egg white idea. I think he's gonna do that.
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Normally the JBWeld thing works great. Twisty had that happen once at a bike night... his horn got hit by his front wheel or whatever on his old TL1000S... the horn hit the rad... we used JBWeld at the bike night and BAM... he rode and raced on that for 2 years!!

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#1 - Get some dishsoap to find out where the leak is
#2 - JB weld it

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Well, he tried stop leak and it worked a little. By the end of the day, that was his least concern because he wa trying for his WERA license and he dumped it in the mock race during lunch. You don't get your license if you dump. He's A-OK. Bikes a little tore up. He usually rides his 750, but he made his GSXR 600 his track bike. I'll post pics tomorrow. I still gotta loa the pics to my photobucket. I'm tired/sore as fu*k.

Oh, and the Pilot Races are so much better than the PP's. I shaved 5+ seconds of my lap times.
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heh

So i take it, it went ok for you then?
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Well, he tried stop leak and it worked a little. By the end of the day, that was his least concern because he wa trying for his WERA license and he dumped it in the mock race during lunch. You don't get your license if you dump. He's A-OK. Bikes a little tore up. He usually rides his 750, but he made his GSXR 600 his track bike. I'll post pics tomorrow. I still gotta loa the pics to my photobucket. I'm tired/sore as fu*k.

Oh, and the Pilot Races are so much better than the PP's. I shaved 5+ seconds of my lap times.
PICS Please
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So i take it, it went ok for you then?
Yup. I'm starting a new thread.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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Guys PLEASE Dont use that stop leak you get at auto stores I have seen more blown head gaskets and cracked head due to this. all it does is plug up your coolant passages in your engine!
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