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OK, bike fell over on left side. it had faller over on right side from previous owner. It had a gentle radius with the bottom bracket broken off. no problem zip tie them. after the left side fall the top frame rail of the radiator has a kink in it. several fins are pulled away from the tube. No leaks to date. (happened 3 weeks ago)

i bought a used radiator from SV race shop. When i got it i noticed that the filler neck sticks up past the top of the radiator and cap has a hose going to the radiator. the original had the cap attached to the radiator with no hose. I am assuming the one i purchased is for an S model.

It looks really stupid with the neck sticking up. I thought about shortening the neck up, helps some but still looks stupid.

could have original radiator repaired by Myler. cost will be min. $120

could bite the bullet and buy new radiator, $450 from dealer

it would be functional with the long neck but makes the bike look like a rebuilt junker.

i thought about contacting the SV race shop and try to get a refund or i could just sell the radiator.

damm i saved up some $$$ for a slip on and fender eliminator kit.

does anyone have any ideas ?

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I'd just look past the longer neck. Alot of us here are actually running S radiators on naked bikes. Mostly because a bunch have taken S bikes and made htem naked. Can't really shorten it much (as you probably already noticed), so all in all, deal with it? Thats what I think.
 

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i guess i am just too picky, but i like my bike to be perfect. i thought about riding with the kinked radiator until it starts leaking but i don't want to get stranded somewhere. or hold everyone up on a group ride.

thanks for the input
 

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If the radiator hasnt leaked yet, I dont think it would. Unless ya drop it or something. So ultimately if you can't deal with the long neck radiator, just keep riding with the damaged one and eventually you wont worry about it leaking. In the rare case that it is, just remember, there are worse things that could happen than a leaking radiator...
 

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that style with the neck was only on '03 and '04 S models. my '05 S has the filler cap directly on the radiator. i guess suzuki finally realized that they could make them both the same and smaller at the same time.
 
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