You gotta be kidding me - are these welds a joke?

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4/29/2018 10:15 AM

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4/29/2018 10:16 AM

Who? What?

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4/29/2018 10:16 AM

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4/29/2018 10:18 AM

slowgti wrote:

Who? What?

Aftermarket radiator for your dirt bike. Looks like a bird shit all over the radiator.

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4/29/2018 10:20 AM

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4/29/2018 10:22 AM

Local junior high shop class project?

Welding aluminum is still one of my goals. My brand new never used tig welder got flooded so that learning curve got kicked back. One day....

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4/29/2018 10:25 AM

newmann wrote:

Local junior high shop class project?

Welding aluminum is still one of my goals. My brand new never used tig welder got flooded so that learning curve got kicked back. One day....

That flooded welder could lay down better welds than these.

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4/29/2018 11:18 AM

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4/29/2018 11:19 AM

newmann wrote:

Local junior high shop class project?

Welding aluminum is still one of my goals. My brand new never used tig welder got flooded so that learning curve got kicked back. One day....

Flooded? Just hold the foot to the floor while turning the key.

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4/29/2018 11:34 AM

newmann wrote:

Local junior high shop class project?

Welding aluminum is still one of my goals. My brand new never used tig welder got flooded so that learning curve got kicked back. One day....

stillwelding wrote:

Flooded? Just hold the foot to the floor while turning the key.

w00t silly nailed it!
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"It sure is fun to have fun!"

4/29/2018 11:58 AM

Nor bad for a 5 year old in a Chinese sweat shop!

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Never try to argue with idiots; they will only bring you down to their level.....and being more experienced, they will beat you at their own game!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

4/29/2018 12:00 PM

You buy a set of radiators for 70 bucks, what do you expect?

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4/29/2018 12:01 PM

B31.1 compliant for sure..laughing

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4/29/2018 12:26 PM

newmann wrote:

Local junior high shop class project?

Welding aluminum is still one of my goals. My brand new never used tig welder got flooded so that learning curve got kicked back. One day....

stillwelding wrote:

Flooded? Just hold the foot to the floor while turning the key.

Old school rules...wink

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4/29/2018 12:34 PM

Markee wrote:

You buy a set of radiators for 70 bucks, what do you expect?

But these ones are $390.

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4/29/2018 12:34 PM

Where did you find this?

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4/29/2018 12:56 PM

newmann wrote:

Local junior high shop class project?

Welding aluminum is still one of my goals. My brand new never used tig welder got flooded so that learning curve got kicked back. One day....

stillwelding wrote:

Flooded? Just hold the foot to the floor while turning the key.

newmann wrote:

Old school rules...wink

Naaaa just tip it on it's side then hold'er wide open !

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4/29/2018 1:04 PM

zehn wrote:

Where did you find this?

I’m not allowed to tell. Cough.

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4/29/2018 1:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2018 1:09 PM

____ ____ Radiators are Oversized and Braced, and made of the highest quality materials and workmanship.

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4/29/2018 1:55 PM

Thank you for posting our new CRF450R radiators. Glad you are watching our Instagram or Facebook where we post new products.

Photos do not show everything. The welds were done like this for a reason.

What the picture angle did not show was the radiator mounting hole that needed clearance that a weld would have blocked so by welding this way you can mount the radiators.

The weld at the top would have been welded to the fitting and if you whacked the radiator it could rip a hole in the fitting.
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4/29/2018 1:55 PM

Fine china! Or is this from a 500AF build? grin

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4/29/2018 2:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2018 2:01 PM

But what about the rest of the welds, were they all done like that for a reason too?

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4/29/2018 2:03 PM

Its no GMX radiator...

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4/29/2018 2:09 PM

TM USA likes our radiator quality and materials enough to stock them. Packing some for shipment Monday.

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4/29/2018 2:14 PM

The guessets and/or radiators arent even square to each other. Terrible craftsmanship.

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4/29/2018 2:15 PM

Has he taken a good look at them yet?

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4/29/2018 2:16 PM

Markee wrote:

You buy a set of radiators for 70 bucks, what do you expect?

nytsmaC wrote:

But these ones are $390.

How much does a good welder charge an hr? Lol

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4/29/2018 2:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2018 2:28 PM

kb228 wrote:

The guessets and/or radiators arent even square to each other. Terrible craftsmanship.

That's what jumped out at me. Those gussets look pretty bad. The holes are all over the place and they not even deburred/chamfered.

If no one in the build process noticed that and fixed/rejected them, what does that say about the rest of the product.

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4/29/2018 2:33 PM

Looks don't win races. Are the reviews positive on them ?

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4/29/2018 2:36 PM

mxjon454 wrote:

How much does a good welder charge an hr? Lol

Not sure, probably pretty cheap in some countries. ICW in the USA charges $60 per radiator for welding all of the seams.

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