950 SE Radiator problems and solutions

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by alvincullumyork, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    I'm probably going to buy most of that stuff.
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  2. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    need to make it first :)

    What I do know is that my radiator guards will work with the stock, powercell and safari tanks.
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    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    If you need anything tested let me know.
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    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Count on it - it all needs to be Lee-resistant
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    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    Just when you think you've made it idoit proof they make a better Lee.... :D
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    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Lol
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  7. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    So I've read this 10 times and think I understand.

    63035010000 is the original and unavailable 950 SE radiator. Has the lower tabs for mounting the factory plastic radiator guard.

    62535010000 is the 950 SM radiator. Direct bolt in to a SE but it's missing the lower tabs for mounting the SE radiator guard. Rocky Mountain list it as available for $406.47

    63035110000 is the 950 SM-R radiator. Same as an SM radiator? Why the different part number? Rocky Mountain list it as available for $429.69


    Has anyone ordered one? Are they actually available? I see used SM and SM-R radiators for around $200-250. But most are damaged in one way or the other. Sounds like my best bet is to buy a new SM radiator (if available) and weld on the lower tabs from my busted SE radiator :dunno
  8. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    I would suspect that all three radiators are now out of stock. Call Rocky and have them check.

    @alongat is working on getting an aftermarket radiator made, right?

    There is a metal rad protector that first the SM and SMR radiator that doesn't need the tabs, I think it is the second best out there, way ahead of the stock SE protector though.

    Sorry I used to have all this straight in my head but I can't remember anymore.
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  9. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    You're too quick :lol3 Just called them. Part number doesn't show up in their computer so, "probably can't get it". I guess I could order one and see what happens.

    Aftermarket option would be great but I'll believe it when I lay hands on one. I'm passed ready to get my SE back in the dirt :cry

    Thanks for the help!
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  10. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    Radguard makes the guard for the SM radiator. Mine just arrived so if you need pics before I get it on the bike let me know.

    Took a bit of time to ship because they’re in AUS.
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    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    alvincullumyork Ol Two Flags Supporter

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    Yes. The Fatty front tire issue seems to be hit and miss, see what I did there? The severity of impact varies bike to bike rider to rider. On most SEs I've seen that get ridden off road with real dirt bike knobbies all seem to have some contact with at least the radiator protector. It is almost always torn a little. With the metal protector the tire rubs but doesn't bend.
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  14. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    I made my own guard based on a guard that I made for my 300 XCW. Very sturdy. I was looking at the radiator off my 350 XCFW. There should be a way to modify the radiator off a late model 4 stroke to be used on the SE. Perhaps some real smart guy will figure out how to make that work.
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  15. Hodgo

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    I wonder if the 1190 Rad would fit it is curved as well ???