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Recently bought my first bmw bike (k1200s) and after taking it for its first proper spin i noticed my front tyre was wet when i stopped up. On closer inspection there is a pin hole leak in the top of the radiator.

Im looking for another radiator in good condition or does anyone know the price of a new one from bmw or an aftermarket substitute?
 

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I had a pinhole in the rad of my 2005 K1200S, which took some finding, after the bike became a kettle on a roasting hot ride to London. Bought a new rad (v expensive) and had more overheating problems until my tech noticed water staining on the inside of the fairing next to the rad cap. So my advice is, if the bike is a 'keeper' -

1 take a deep breath and get a brand new rad
2 ensure all air is purged from the cooling system by getting a good mechanic to use the vacuum tool method
3 get a new rad cap as the old one may look fine but not seal properly on the neck of the new rad

I now run a K1300S Motorsport, so all that expense taught me nothing. :wink

Are you in UK? Try

https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Home/index.php
 
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