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Radiator Options 1 week 3 days ago #22288

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I have the same reservations about the VN1500 radiator. As the Vulcan us rated at 64hp. I am used to having to upgrade cooling with horsepower. A radiator good enough for a 250hp 6L won’t cut it for a 500hp 6L.

Since the KZ has almost twice the HP as the Vulcan its a bit of a worry. But, I am betting the Vulcan is setup for parade type cooling, so the radiator might be ok for this use.

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Radiator Options 3 days 11 hours ago #22356

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Radiator Options 2 days 21 hours ago #22371

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Amazing look. Am I right to say that you can compensate the size of the radiator by the amount of liquid you can push through (basically) ?

The V12/ Z2300 must have roughly the same issues - I learnt he had installed a new cooling-pump ?

Just some thoughts.

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Radiator Options 2 days 17 hours ago #22372

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BigSix wrote: Amazing look. Am I right to say that you can compensate the size of the radiator by the amount of liquid you can push through (basically) ?

The V12/ Z2300 must have roughly the same issues - I learnt he had installed a new cooling-pump ?

Just some thoughts.

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I do like the way the engine & headers are more exposed B)
On Allen Millyard's V12 he welded another 1/2 of a Z1300 radiator to the original making it 50% larger, he also fitted a higher flow water pump.
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Radiator Options 2 days 14 hours ago #22373

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Not sure if this or something similar would make the cut, but I just want to throw it in the mix.

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Radiator Options 2 days 14 hours ago #22374

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Flowing the water faster has negligible results unless the water was to slow to begin with.

So at idle it may help. On the highway, probably no difference.

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