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Last night it was water in the oil... tonight it's a punctured radiator.

I tell you. Me and this bike... I just don't think we're meant to be!

So, the problem is... the antifreeze is dripping out the radiator near the bottom where the hose pops out.

The reason it's leaking is that I took a screw from the side of the top of the radiator to use to hold the little clip that the overflow pipe attaches to ... it slides into a groove on the bottom of the same side of the radiator. Unfortunately, while the screw was fine for the top hole, it punctured the radiator in the bottom hole. Who'd have thought it, eh?

so, please, someone, tell me there's an easy fix. I was soooo looking forward to a bit of a razz about this weekend.

Thanks

Ian

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I did the same thing with a screw that punctured my Rad. I bought some of the metal compound its called liquid metal i think and its like putty you add an active agent then wotk it together and apply. I did mine over a year ago and its still okay no leeks at all.

Must admit seems you bought a right nail or just plain unlucky. Take an hammer to the b4st4rd and hit it til it submits :thumbup:

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I did the same thing with a screw that punctured my Rad. I bought some of the metal compound its called liquid metal i think and its like putty you add an active agent then wotk it together and apply. I did mine over a year ago and its still okay no leeks at all.

Must admit seems you bought a right nail or just plain unlucky. Take an hammer to the b4st4rd and hit it til it submits :thumbup:

Ive repaired radiators (and lots of other things!) on mx bikes with Milliput, seems to work well :thumbup:

I think milliput is similar to liquid metal

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Araldite worked for me, just make sure the base metal is really clean and oil free. Been running mine for a few months now with no sign of leaking.

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find yourself a radiator specialist, im sure there will be one near you somewhere if you search around. i took mine when i did the same on my old bike and they repaired it perfectly and said if i had any problems to take it back and they would sort it and did it for something like a fiver which i thought was pretty good seen as though they pressure checked it and everything and did it same day.

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