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Offline MEZ

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K75 Custom Radiator
« on: February 28, 2019, 09:49:59 AM »
Too excited to wait here, it's being sent on an overnight hopefully before I can get me mitts on it but here you go, some pics sent from the company who made it.


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Offline alabrew

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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 11:31:15 AM »
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 11:36:50 AM »
Looks really nice, but you do realize that a black finish dissipates a lot more heat than that shiny aluminum finish.               
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 11:42:17 AM »
Looks really nice, but you do realize that a black finish dissipates a lot more heat than that shiny aluminum finish.               


I do indeed but I haven't got it in my clutches yet, I'm toying with how I want the finished look to be with respect to painting it black or not. I cant do anything until it's up and running as a proven unit with a good several hundred miles under it's belt just in case it needs more welding etc etc
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 11:44:34 AM »
greetings...

i would chrome it straightaway...

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Johnny, "Chromes don'ts get's youz Home's" as they say, never been a lover of that stuff....!!
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 12:43:19 PM »

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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 10:50:08 AM »
Rugged looking radiator. Have you considered anodizing it? Being new, it'd be the time to get it done, if there was a shop nearby that could do the work ... economically.
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 11:21:25 AM »
Rugged looking radiator. Have you considered anodizing it? Being new, it'd be the time to get it done, if there was a shop nearby that could do the work ... economically.

You simply cannot anodise a radiator, I've lost several items over the decades to anodising. It undergoes quite a harsh process with acid dips and solutions galore, parts of the rad are way too thin being mainly the core. I think I'll probably paint the core black and leave the side tanks as is.

Best thing, I temporarily fitted it today and it went in a treat so hats off to Aaron RadsÖ.!!! 
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2019, 01:19:43 PM »
Cool, learn something new every day.
Just asking, as we anodized climbing gear (SLCDs, Cinch, Nuts) although the smallest dimension was around 3mm thickness. Met CE specs, and no recall's, and agree the process is chemical intense.
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2019, 02:14:09 PM »
Cool, learn something new every day.
Just asking, as we anodized climbing gear (SLCDs, Cinch, Nuts) although the smallest dimension was around 3mm thickness. Met CE specs, and no recall's, and agree the process is chemical intense.

3mm plate is the lowest Iíve gone and Iíve lost stuff at that gauge, cast aluminium also is a retard to anodise Iíve found but as you mentioned climbing gear which we use at work is generally cast items..??!!🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️ So who knows 🧐

Looking forward to getting fluids through it and a take on itís performance next..
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2019, 02:45:02 PM »
you mentioned climbing gear which we use
If you've used a Cinch belay device or direct opposing cam-lobe devices, a couple of us invented those in the garage, the patents ended up being used in aerospace. Weird how ideas are so fluid.
It'll be great to see the radiator installed.
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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2019, 11:58:19 AM »
Apologies for the sideways pics again....


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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 01:15:20 PM »
greetings...

i fixt these for you as i figger you are too excited and caint handle a digicam right now...









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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 03:28:45 PM »
however thats not a 3 core... this is a 3 core...

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Re: K75 Custom Radiator
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 05:43:25 PM »
What I want is Johnny to give us the photo of her husbands smile let alone mine and probably all motobrickers....!!!!
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