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post #1 of 4 Old 09-11-2017, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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1995 ZX-11D Radiator leak

I wonder if anyone has any experience with ZX-11D radiator replacement.

I have a 1995 Kawasaki ZX11 that seems to have a small (?intermittent) leak at the (original, i.e., 22 year old) radiator.
The leak is intermittent, but the wet spot appears to be in the middle, on the lower edge (see attached picture, not of my radiator, but shows the location of the leak).

I have 4 options:

1) New aftermarket radiator -- few options, but there seems to be at least one US supplier for ~$170 here

2) OEM for ~$588

3) Used from Ebay (~$80-120)

4) Find a shop to repair

I guess that there is also the option of waiting until the leak gets worse...

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-11-2017, 04:04 PM
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I just replaced a radiator about a week or two ago after probably about 2-3 months of letting it go. At first I used the copper stop leak just to get by until I could determine what/ and where it was leaking. That actually held up ok for a little while. if you know for sure it's the radiator probably be cheaper to replace than putting band aids on it. I'd go with the new one that's within your budget.
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Thanks for the quick response. Is there anything else in this area that could be leaking other than the radiator?

The wet spot is small and around the area on the attached picture. The small rectangular cylinder appears to be a support, rather than a functional part of the radiator, correct?
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-11-2017, 05:07 PM
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Hello again.. It was on a completely different mode of transportation. And although I skipped the thought of having it repaired perhaps that's an option worth looking into. I just give up repairing stuff like this IF there's a replacement available. There's probably a product available off the shelf in addition to stop leak additives that'll help trouble shoot.
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