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Custom Radiator

After investigating a Sherco radiator I decided to bite the bullet and get a custom radiator. The reason was that the Sherco radiator had pipes in the wrong locations and I was concerned about it's performance at high speed (I was told they race with the choke out on the long straight bits).

I got a single radiator built with a bit more surface area than the original two KDX raditors. Norm at Aussie Desert Cooler ( http://www.aussiedesertcooler.com.au/

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Electric Fan

Spal 5.6 inch fan seems perfect... but a tad too long... oh well...

http://www.spalusa.com/fans/automated/motorcycleatv_56_paddle.html

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Davies Craig Electric Booster Pump


http://www.daviescraig.com.au/main/display.asp?pid=27

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Technical Specifications

Motor: 12V Brushless
Operating Voltage: 9V DC to 15V DC
Maximum Current: 1.3A
Pump Design: Recirculating* Centrifugal
Drive: Magnetic - no seals
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +120°C
-10°F to +250°F
Burst Pressure: 250 KPa (36 psi)
Flow Rate: 15 L/min (4 gal/min) at 10 kpa
Weight: 245g (0.54lbs)

Mental Notes

Some thoughts for improvements and lessons learned

  • Next time put radiator cap on opposite side to shock
  • Make sure you take into account the steering travel (to avoid the shock hitting things like the raditor cap)
  • Make sure you take into account the suspension travel when positioning
  • Version 2 mounting use 100mm aluminium channel (instead of 65mm) because the radiator sits lower and the depth allows further travel in brake pedal
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