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I need to get a new radiator for my 03 SV. My question is:

Are there any other radiators that can be made to fit an SV? Like one from any GSXR. Any info would be great because I'm having a hard time finding one at a reasonable price.

It doesn't matter if I have to make new brackets to make it work, I just want to know if it's possible.

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I would think its possible. But have you looked into getting your SV radiator repaired? Not from a bike shop, but from an auto radiator repair shop. Of course, depends on how damaged it is.
 

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Well the SV1000 radiator is bigger... But, they should both fit the same on the frame.

I bet with a small bracket it can be fitted to the SV650 head. Luis
 

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Well the SV1000 radiator is bigger... But, they should both fit the same on the frame.

I bet with a small bracket it can be fitted to the SV650 head. Luis
i bet it'd actually be a pretty simple bracket too. probably just have to extend it a bit more. you'd think they'd be the exact same but i guess i understand that the 1k is just a tad bigger.
 

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i bet it'd actually be a pretty simple bracket too. probably just have to extend it a bit more. you'd think they'd be the exact same but i guess i understand that the 1k is just a tad bigger.

That's what I was thinking. I know I've heard of people using GSXR radiators, but I can't remember where I saw it. It definitely be a cool mod.

The SV I have is just a frame and motor, so I got so time to mess around with it.

I just want to make sure it's possible electronically for the SV to control the radiator and that the motor (hose connections, pump, and stuff) will be OK as well.
 

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That's what I was thinking. I know I've heard of people using GSXR radiators, but I can't remember where I saw it. It definitely be a cool mod.

The SV I have is just a frame and motor, so I got so time to mess around with it.

I just want to make sure it's possible electronically for the SV to control the radiator and that the motor (hose connections, pump, and stuff) will be OK as well.

I have seen SV650 with other radiators... GSXR I think... As long as you secure it sturdy, you are good. I think as long as the temp sensor plugs in the same you are good to go... Because if it I would say stick with Suzuki parts.

The radiator is just the radiator. There is no water pump or components inside... The water pump moves the water. Now, A bigger radiator may need a bigger fan... But, maybe not.... The SV650 fan only blows on like 1/3 of the SV650 radiator anyways.

I wanted to see abount installing an SV1000 oil cooler on my SV650...

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you should check out mylers radiator repair. they are in utah, but you just send them our radiator. they repair it the same day they receive it and ship it right back out! i am in illinois. i shipped them my radiator via ups ground on a monday. they received it friday, fixed it and shipped it back out. i paid for two or three day shipping and had it back monday. $100 and one week and my radiator was as good as new!
 

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That's what I was thinking. I know I've heard of people using GSXR radiators, but I can't remember where I saw it. It definitely be a cool mod.

The SV I have is just a frame and motor, so I got so time to mess around with it.

I just want to make sure it's possible electronically for the SV to control the radiator and that the motor (hose connections, pump, and stuff) will be OK as well.
yeah that'd be a pretty good set up too. a GSXR one would probably be a bit higher quality and just overall better too.
 

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I'll keep you all posted once I start my project. I'm thinking it will work.

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parting out entire bike

GSXR radiators will have to be cut/notched on the bottom leading edge to clear the front wheel.

It'd be easiest to go with an 05 or newer SV radiator.
They are narrower side to side than the 03 and less likely to be damaged in a tipover.

I have one in very nice condition, including cap, temp sensor and mounting bolts. PM me if interested.
 
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