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post #1 of 20 Old 09-28-2016, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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2016 KLR crash :(

I bought a 2016 KLR love love love it but unfortunately I got my ass kicked on a muddy trail and my bike is now in the shop with a broken/bent rad and a seized rad fan. I got a price of a new rad from Kawasaki and it was approx 750$ CAD! I couldn't believe it did anyone else have an issue similar to this and what did you do? I work in refrigeration and some of the coils (rads) we install don't cost as much as this so I'm just looking for some insight. Also when the bike gets repaired will there be any loss of performance from this?

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post #2 of 20 Old 09-28-2016, 08:08 AM
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That's one of the reasons I installed crash guards immediately. I've heard the rad is $800 bucks not to mention the cowling and other stuff. Apparently if u drop it on left side, there is a good chance of having to replace the radiator. I can barely get the balls of my feet to touch so I didn't want to risk it. I would def suggest adding good crash guards. They will pay for themselves over time.
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+ 1 on the crash guards ("nerfs"), an IMS plastic tank offers similar protection, plus increased fuel supply.

I consider some radiator/engine/tank/control levers essential for trail survival.

The World's Greatest Motorcycle Radiator Repair Facility can likely fix the radiator (think they're in Utah of someplace, "Myler's?"), but the international back-and-forth may cost as much as a new radiator. Some have opted for low-budget Chinese radiators; good luck!

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I'm getting my rad looked at by
A rad guy but worst case scenario is I'll probably buy a new rad for it from Kawasaki I'm not confident enough to put one of the cheap Chinese 80$ ones in I imagine you get what you pay for, this all shouldn't effect the performance or life span of the bike right?
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Yeah the Radiator is stupid vulnerable. I'll be building something like the PD bars just heavier.
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post #6 of 20 Old 09-28-2016, 02:13 PM
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I bought a 2016 KLR love love love it but unfortunately I got my ass kicked on a muddy trail and my bike is now in the shop with a broken/bent rad and a seized rad fan. I got a price of a new rad from Kawasaki and it was approx 750$ CAD! I couldn't believe it did anyone else have an issue similar to this and what did you do? I work in refrigeration and some of the coils (rads) we install don't cost as much as this so I'm just looking for some insight. Also when the bike gets repaired will there be any loss of performance from this?

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Same conundrum last spring on my '15. Tweaked my radiator after a dumb wheelie, Sent it to MYLER'S RADIATORS in utah, seems like if it's fixable they're the ones to fix it. I think it was like $70.
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post #7 of 20 Old 09-28-2016, 03:43 PM
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1) now you know why guys buy IMS tanks or crash bars.

2) Do NOT buy the cheapy e-bay rads; get yours fixed or replace it with a Myler's supercool unit. It's the only one that actually fits and works better than stock. http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...minum-Radiator

3) If your fan is actually pooched, the EX500 one is said to work and is much cheaper.

4) these are also a good idea although a bit superfluous with crash bars; 2008-2016 KLR650 Radiator Guard - JNS Engineering



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I'm getting my rad looked at by
A rad guy but worst case scenario is I'll probably buy a new rad for it from Kawasaki I'm not confident enough to put one of the cheap Chinese 80$ ones in I imagine you get what you pay for, this all shouldn't effect the performance or life span of the bike right?
Firstly welcome to the Forum. It would benefit everyone if you would include your loaction information in your Profile. Where are you located? Are there any options for used parts in your area? Around Edmonton there are a couple of wreckers they may have a good rad. To my knowledge the rad is the same in all KLR years.

The performance or life span of the bike should not be affected - unless there's something that you are not telling us - like that you overheated the bike in the process.

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post #9 of 20 Old 09-28-2016, 05:20 PM
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To my knowledge the rad is the same in all KLR years.
I thought I read somewhere on here that it changed in 15' or 14'. I could be wrong. Apparently the part number changed in 15'. Here it is: http://www.klrforum.com/klr-other-mo...-question.html

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Firstly welcome to the Forum. It would benefit everyone if you would include your loaction information in your Profile. Where are you located? Are there any options for used parts in your area? Around Edmonton there are a couple of wreckers they may have a good rad. To my knowledge the rad is the same in all KLR years.

The performance or life span of the bike should not be affected - unless there's something that you are not telling us - like that you overheated the bike in the process.
Sorry klr4evr,
There are 2 different Gen 2 radiators. And 2 different Gen 2 fan assemblies.

This is another reason to love the OLD Gen 1 bikes. Most years parts fit all, in more instances.
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