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    Default Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Punched a pin hole in the radiator of my 2011 zx10r.
    Anyone recommend a good radiator shop that can fix it or recommend a place I can get another one without it costing a ton of money.

    Thanks.
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    Mikes radiator service.
    2230 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93703
    (559) 221-1112

    He fixed my forklift rad, cheap!!
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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Quote Originally Posted by dzydvl33 View Post
    Punched a pin hole in the radiator of my 2011 zx10r.
    Anyone recommend a good radiator shop that can fix it or recommend a place I can get another one without it costing a ton of money.

    Thanks.
    Don't replace radiator if it's only a pin size hole. Replacement will cost you $200-300 for a used radiator and there's no guaranteed that the used one is pressure proof.

    My bike's radiator took a rock from chasing behind kidmoua too close about 4 years ago down in the foothills of 198 coming back from 101. I had to coast the bike home.

    I had mine repair at:

    Commercial Radiator Works Inc
    3342 S Elm Ave
    Fresno‎ CA‎ 93806
    (559) 233-0006

    Did great work. Saved me a ton.
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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Thanks guys. Those are the two place I been looking at. Gonna swing it by tomorrow and see what up.
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    Commercial used to be my go to place for rads, until they upped their prices and lowered their service level.
    Mikes has looked after me very well since then.
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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    I'm guessing that rock got kicked up by that 07' VFR you were trying to keep up with....."Nutjob" haha.

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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Quote Originally Posted by JMS View Post
    I'm guessing that rock got kicked up by that 07' VFR you were trying to keep up with....."Nutjob" haha.
    HAH!
    Old sport bikes just have more character.

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    I'll never hear the end of that story.
    speed kills, ride a R1 and live longer

    believe nothing I say

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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Quote Originally Posted by JMS View Post
    I'm guessing that rock got kicked up by that 07' VFR you were trying to keep up with....."Nutjob" haha.
    Ooooo damn
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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Quote Originally Posted by JMS View Post
    I'm guessing that rock got kicked up by that 07' VFR you were trying to keep up with....."Nutjob" haha.
    Yup that's the guy LOL

    I took it to Mike yesterday morning and picked it up after work ready to go back in. All it cost me was $20...
    Oh yeah that reminds me. Patrick you owe me 20 bucks LOL
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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Hah it had to be on Pine Flat man that road has a lot of loose rocks.

    That's awesome you got it fixed for so cheap!
    Old sport bikes just have more character.

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    Default Re: Took a rock to the radiator. Fix or replace

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetstream01 View Post
    Hah it had to be on Pine Flat man that road has a lot of loose rocks.

    That's awesome you got it fixed for so cheap!
    We weren't on pineflat this weekend LOL
    I know I took a good one to the leg when I got stuck behind you this weekend. That must have been when it happened
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