Radiator Size,

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Radiator Size,

Post by Stayt`ie » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:00 pm

im piecing together another ZX12 for LSR, and want to use a smaller radiator,,, is there a formular to determing radiator size, :?: ,,
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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by hawkwind » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:46 pm

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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by gennyshovel » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:20 am

There's a post here from Interested Observer which may help Stay'te, Iv'e emailed it too ya also (I hope)

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.p ... #msg143708
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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:44 pm

Thanks Gary and Tiny,,, geeze sometimes you gotta be be carefull what ya wish or ask for, :roll: ,, i get a great deal of satisfaction from doing the sums, then seeing them proven out on the track,, however im gunna admit defeat on this one, too many variables, :? , so i recon,"that wide by that high" will be the size to go with,, :lol: :lol:
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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by boyracer » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:02 am

zx12 isn't naked. Or is it? What about no radiator and a 20 l coolant tank... Use as ballast down low.
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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by gennyshovel » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:05 am

Stayt`ie wrote: i recon,"that wide by that high" will be the size to go with,, :lol: :lol:
That'd be about 40 x 20 cubits then Stayt'ie :lol:
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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by Stayt`ie » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:21 pm

boyracer wrote:zx12 isn't naked. Or is it? What about no radiator and a 20 l coolant tank... Use as ballast down low.
Nude Ninja mate, :P ,,theres no "real" aero to be gained with a naked bike (built to FIM rules), the standard radiator is a big ugly slab, and its not aero im concerned about, just want a smaller one in there that tidies(suits) up the apperance of the bike, 8) ,,

20 liters of water = approx 44lbs of ballast,,, 20 liters of lead = approx 500 lbs,, being naked, im gunna need more than 44lbs down there, :wink: ,,
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Stayt`ie wrote: i recon,"that wide by that high" will be the size to go with,, :lol: :lol:
That'd be about 40 x 20 cubits then Stayt'ie :lol:
yup, :D , less a cu,bit,bit, as im running alcohol, :lol:
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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by internetscooter » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:48 pm

I got a custom one made up through Norm http://www.aussiedesertcooler.com.au, saves a lot of hassle as you get exactly what you need, not only size but all the inlets/outlets in right place.

My notes with pics: http://www.vespalabs.org/User:Internets ... er_Cooling
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Re: Radiator Size,

Post by Stayt`ie » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:51 am

Yep Paul, from what i`ve seen the Aussie Desert mob make good radiators,, however i had PWR Products at Yatala (just north of the Gold Coast) make me one,, no problems, very happy with it, :D 8) ,,,
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