Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Nimbin, NSW, Australia
My radiator had pinhole leaks. Had. A previous owner seems to have fixed them with some kind of epoxy product.
Thought I'd get a new radiator. Was quoted over $2000 for an OEM.
Thought I'd go see my old friend ebay.
Mistaken assumption number one - that an S4R radiator would be the same as an S4RS testastretta radiator. Only $300 with freight though.
Try to fit.
Bottom outlet was positioned differently. Hunted down and caught a right angled hose. Also a straight alloy pipe to replace the stock motor to lower rad outlet pipe.
No holes for fan bolts. Push fins appart by pressing a skinny biro through. Viola! Mounting holes.
Got it nearly all fitted, and discovered the bottom mount didn't reach the bottom radiator bracket.
Fabricated a new bracket.
Dark. Tired. I'll test ride it in the morning.
Checked part numbers for radiators before dinner.
2008 S4RS Tricolore radiator part no. 548.4.070.1A
2006 S4R radiator part no. 548.4. 029.1B
That explains it.
2012 Monster 1100 Evo ABS
2008 Monster S4RS Tricolore
Last edited by alancsalt; 12-14-2018 at 04:49 AM.