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Discovered last week that my exhaust had developed a slight leak at one of the small pipes on the bottom right. Attempted to seal it with Radweld which was a glorious failure. It really needs brazing but finding and then getting the work done by a radiator repairer would cost money including the cost of getting the radiator to the shop and it's return. Other options considered included a second hand radiator from ebay or a breaker but the same problem remains. These radiators are about 8 - 10 years old and may be in no better nick than the one I already have so possibly a pointless exercise. Another option is a new pattern radiator which comes in at about £120 and would be a good bet as it will last for as long as I keep the bike. Being a stingy Scotsman, however, who hates spending money unnecessarily, I solved the problem by removing the radiator, cleaning around the leak and covering with a liberal dose of Araldite. It seems to have done the trick but I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has done this already. I know I will be riding in the future with one eye on the temperature gauge and another on my right boot to check for signs of further leakage.

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Discovered last week that my exhaust had developed a slight leak?

Attempted to seal it with Radweld which was a glorious failure?

Are we getting things slightly mixed up here Colin?

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Yeah, thanks Airhead. Perhaps that should be my name. I did of course mean radiator. Probably caught a blonde moment from the wife.

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