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Old 01-07-2013, 08:16 AM   #16
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I would check on the price as well. I was recently in an accident and was told that it is a $800-$900 dollar part. Of course I'm not going to get the best price in my situation nor have the luxury to shop around bit that's a huge difference.
Yeah that's even higher than my local dealer quoted me. They quoted me 369$ for the radiator. 227$ for the oil cooler. Or 529$ for the entire assembly.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:06 AM   #17
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Maybe they were quoting me the instal time as well. I hope anyways. It should be harder for people to rip you off these days with the info available at fingertips but it still happens I suppose.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #18
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Maybe they were quoting me the instal time as well. I hope anyways. It should be harder for people to rip you off these days with the info available at fingertips but it still happens I suppose.
Yeah with the work time included that sounds about right. Although the thing seems easy as can be to change. But they deff never skimp on those prices lol
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #19
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NewCastleHd.com will sell you

26722-04 Radiator $229.99
26723-04 Oil Cooler $135
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #20
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Becareful the $800 quoted was for the complete radiator, hoses fan brackets...just for the radiator was about $300...
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:19 PM   #21
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I had my fans replaced once, $150 for both then when my Radiator failed they replaced the whole thing, new fan set up and cooler etc.. for $700.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #22
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I had a similar problem this past summer...noticed a small coolant leak by the small puddle that formed under the bike after a ride...I took all the hoses and coolant pipes off my bike and found where one of the shrink clamps had a small leak...if you've got access to a heat gun you can try and heat them up and they may shrink up some to seal a leak...the manual says to be careful if you do this with the coolant pipes still on the bike...I'd say don't do it unless you have them off the bike and in your hand...that way you can get 360 degree coverage on the shrink clamps...you might want to go ahead at this point (since you've got everything off the bike) and replace everything but the coolant pipes...take a soldier gun and melt the clamps off...replace all your hoses with new...sand/repaint your pipes if you have any corroded paint where the clamps/hose fit over the coolant pipes. I used VHT high heat grey primer for the base...waited 7 days and then used VHT high heat gloss black...waited 7 days and put everything back on the bike...the shrink clamps were pretty easy to put on if you follow the directions in the manual...pretty straight forward. I did not have any problems putting everything back together ...actually just got it back on the road this past weekend...oh...don't try and bake the coolant pipes in an oven or gas grill to make the paint cure faster...it doesn't work (read this as personal experience)...wait the 7 days between coats...make sure your pipes are clean of all grease/contaminants by cleaning them with acetone. I'm very happy with the results...and the coolant pipes look a lot better (gloss black)...no leaks so far...
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #23
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Why don't you start the bike up and let it idle til it gets hot then look it over. the bike may need to be warm to leak. Good Luck
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #24
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what year is your VR?

Loose fans if mounted to the radiator can rub the cooling chambers through which is caused by the cycling on-off of the fans. The fan housing torques and moves which can wear a hole into the cooling chamber.

The early model VR's have the fans mounted directly to the radiator which uses a push through the core anchor system where later models use the bracket supporting the fans a slight distance away from the radiator core.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #25
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what year is your VR?

Loose fans if mounted to the radiator can rub the cooling chambers through which is caused by the cycling on-off of the fans. The fan housing torques and moves which can wear a hole into the cooling chamber.

The early model VR's have the fans mounted directly to the radiator which uses a push through the core anchor system where later models use the bracket supporting the fans a slight distance away from the radiator core.
It's a 2006 VRSCD. No issues with the fans from what I could tell. Sadly I have not updated this recently so I will now.

After further investigation and a hard ride to try and make it leak. I could not locate any coolant leaks. My guess is it was actually leaking around a hose that I did get a little tighter and it has not leaked a drop from what I can tell. The hole I discovered is in fact in the oil cooler and it is leaking. It is VERY slow. To the point that I am not losing enough oil between changes to notice the leak. But it is there. I have taken it out and rode the piss out of it in the country taken it up to high speeds for a good 5 minutes straight. Excelerated very fast and hard through 2 tanks of gas and I have not lost any more coolant and my oil has not been affected enough to show on the dipstick. I am going to leave it as so and just keep an eye on it. Thanks everything for you help!
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Why don't you start the bike up and let it idle til it gets hot then look it over. the bike may need to be warm to leak. Good Luck
Yep...actually rode it this past weekend...still no leaks
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If you have a small oil cooler leak you can probably have that soldered up really cheap. If it becomes a problem in the future.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #28
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If you have a small oil cooler leak you can probably have that soldered up really cheap. If it becomes a problem in the future.
yeah that's what my plan is. Since its not even losing a drop at a time I figured it wouldn't be worth it try and get it repaired yet. Seriously it is just a wet spot that if you stick the end of a paper towel in its wet with oil. But there isn't any puddles or stains of oil any where..... But depending on the of a repair cost I might just replace it "if it becomes a problem". I have found the oil cooler on ebay for 70$ used and from an online harley dealer 119$ new. So with those prices I would probably just replace it.
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It's a 2006 VRSCD. No issues with the fans from what I could tell. Sadly I have not updated this recently so I will now.

After further investigation and a hard ride to try and make it leak. I could not locate any coolant leaks. My guess is it was actually leaking around a hose that I did get a little tighter and it has not leaked a drop from what I can tell. The hole I discovered is in fact in the oil cooler and it is leaking. It is VERY slow. To the point that I am not losing enough oil between changes to notice the leak. But it is there. I have taken it out and rode the piss out of it in the country taken it up to high speeds for a good 5 minutes straight. Excelerated very fast and hard through 2 tanks of gas and I have not lost any more coolant and my oil has not been affected enough to show on the dipstick. I am going to leave it as so and just keep an eye on it. Thanks everything for you help!
I had a "Phantom Leak" a few months ago, saw a small "Stain" (It was more then a drop and nowhere near a puddle) under the bike when it was parked for a few hours after riding, but not everytime. Looked everywhere called my tech he said wait to see if it gets worse. this went on for several weeks then just stopped and never happened again. Everything was dry, overflow tube, radiator I could see with flashlight etc.. still dunno.
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I had a "Phantom Leak" a few months ago, saw a small "Stain" (It was more then a drop and nowhere near a puddle) under the bike when it was parked for a few hours after riding, but not everytime. Looked everywhere called my tech he said wait to see if it gets worse. this went on for several weeks then just stopped and never happened again. Everything was dry, overflow tube, radiator I could see with flashlight etc.. still dunno.
haha funny. That is exactly what mine is doing. I rode it about 400 miles this past weekend. Parked it and no wet spot. Checked the oil still can't see a difference on the dipstick. I'm guessing she caught this flu that has been going around and go a little sick on the concrete but is feeling better now lol
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