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455bird
07-16-2008, 11:52 PM
I have never been able to get my car to run cool and I have moved the radiator three times and tried all kinds of additives even 40 below that worked in my race car. I even took off the one 12Ē fan and now running two 10Ē fans. What do you all think? This is a 2004 R1 and as you can see the radiator is on the driverís side of my rail with a air scoop on the side

PilotHawK
07-17-2008, 01:42 AM
Have you tried a larger radiator? Are you running the thermostat? Are the fans shrouded?

455bird
07-17-2008, 02:34 AM
I have not tried a bigger one but yes it has the thermostat I have tried with and without and yes it has a shroud that is sealed off and a very good fit.

yoshi
07-17-2008, 06:19 AM
how are the lines attached, if they are hooked up wrong for the flow it will overheat......

455bird
07-17-2008, 06:32 AM
No not that, Iím running them the same way Yamaha did on the bike. If you look at my pictures close you can see my radiator and I did make a side scoop for more air to get in. I know some rails like SSC run them behind the seats and sick run it the same place I am so what do you think

punkur67
07-17-2008, 07:19 AM
Make shure you are getting all the air out of the system too. This could cause problems.

jumpin jellybean
07-17-2008, 07:30 AM
A air evec system will get all air out of system it creates a vacum and then you put hose in bucket and fillerup they are not to expensive snap-on, mac tools, sell them along with other people:D:D[smilie=thumbs_up.g:

dunerocket
07-17-2008, 08:06 AM
It appears as though the radiator is not the highest point in the system. Look around on the engine to see if there is a cooling line that is blocked off or plugged up. This would be something small and is used to let the air bubbles escape. All the bike engines I've seen have this since the radiator is normally below the top of the head. On my 900 it is on the top of the return port that sends fluid back to the radiator.

busasandrail
07-17-2008, 11:09 AM
I agree it could be air in the system, also check the fan rotation. The fan might be wired wrong and running backwards. Also check your radiator cap, if they go bad they will allow air and water to leak in and out of the system.

whiplash
07-18-2008, 07:30 AM
You guys pretty much got all my responses so I will ask "how is the little car coming??

455bird
07-21-2008, 03:45 AM
What kind of radiators and what size are you all running? Where do you have them place in your cars?

455bird
07-21-2008, 03:50 AM
Whiplash well the little car has been put on the back burners, after blowing up my trans I needed to get my ready. I will start on it after I get some things done around the house, got keep the wife happy if she not Iím not!

yoshi
07-21-2008, 06:05 AM
What kind of radiators and what size are you all running? Where do you have them place in your cars?

24x14x2" thick, high flow fan with shroud. Mounted up in direct airflow......

busasandrail
07-21-2008, 08:28 AM
Im using a scirocco style radiator. Its made of aluminum and rough dim. are 22x13x3. I mounted mine down low behind the passenger seat out of sight. It has an electric fan w/ a schroud(spelling?) and a cool little control box that soft starts the fan to limit the jolts on the electrical system.
The radiator seems to pretty work well, its not nearly as efficent as it could be if it was mounted up high and in the wind, but it works well enough to cool a 1397 busa motor.....:D

455bird
07-22-2008, 04:19 AM
Well I got out the book tonight looked at the flow on the bike and YES I think I have a line running the wrong way I think. In the next couple of days I will try to reroute them and hope that will work.

stetler
07-24-2008, 04:16 PM
24x14x2" thick, high flow fan with shroud. Mounted up in direct airflow......
Who makes that 24X14X2" radiator?

yoshi
07-24-2008, 04:38 PM
Who makes that 24X14X2" radiator?

Saldana custom builds them for me.....

punkur67
07-27-2008, 09:56 AM
Im using the stock r1 radiator with a 10" fan mounted just in front of the motor and behind the seats. I never have any issues.

dsrace
08-01-2008, 10:23 PM
Saldana custom builds them for me.....

they have built all of my radiators. they do build some nice product!

arrowhead
08-01-2008, 10:41 PM
I use a so called Honda Civic racing rad ( all alum) $38 on Ebay plus fan

masterfabr
08-02-2008, 09:43 AM
I use a so called Honda Civic racing rad ( all alum) $38 on Ebay plus fanAnd it only weighs 5 #'s.

masterfabr
08-02-2008, 09:46 AM
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rowycoracing
08-02-2008, 10:06 AM
Another thing to consider is an oil cooler. I made a sandwich adapter and plumbed in a cooler kit made by EMPI. That helped mine a lot.

masterfabr
08-02-2008, 11:26 AM
Oil temps are often ignored and should not be. Most of us could benefit from one even if there is no apparent water temp. problem.

stetler
08-21-2008, 08:38 PM
they have built all of my radiators. they do build some nice product!
how do i get a hold of thses people?

dsrace
09-08-2008, 08:32 PM
how do i get a hold of thses people?
Saldana is a wholesaler, you need to contact a dealer. I had to order 5 a wack but pm me with what you are looking for mabey I can help. I am sure Yoshi could too.

455bird
09-09-2008, 01:04 AM
I’m going to add an oil cooler to my car, if any of you have a 2004 or newer Yamaha R-1 I have a good clutch saver for you. The clutch in the 2004 and newer don’t get much oil on them but I have a quick fix. You can run an oil line from the motor which has a plug that you pull out then run a line to the top of the clutch cover. You have to drill and tap the cover but this will make your clutch last 50% longer. I will post some pitchers of it.