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Old Sep 4th 2016, 03:31 PM   #1
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Water pump-H2O radiator

This summer I raced Cycle Jam-WERA at Road Atlanta. I was running the OEM radiator without the radiator fan. I signed up for several races but only got to race in two events and my bike didn't seem to be running correctly. It was my water pump. The seal let loose. See attached photo of purple gunk on left side of case. It's the last photo.

My dealer, Melillimoto, sold me an H2O radiator kit for about $1k off the retail price. I had the tech, Adam Barrick, install it. Adam was the tech for Danny Eslick so when he told me the radiator install was not an easy job, I took him at his word.

I'll be at Road Atlanta this upcoming weekend for WERA. Hopefully it won't be another wasted trip of gas, take time off work, pay to race several classes, get a hotel, tires, etc. I'm still steamed from Cycle Jam and how much money I wasted. Oh well, it happens.

On Saturday, during Cycle Jam, after race 2, I came in the pits and I could smell my bike before I removed my helmet. It smelled like burning camel ass hair (insert laughter- but I wasn't laughing). When I was breaking my bike in back during the 600 mile process, I noticed some seepage but didn't really think much about it. Well, it caught up with me! My bike was at 250 degrees when I came in the pits. No wonder it wasn't running correctly. So, the point is, if you guys notice weeping or seeps, keep an eye on the water pump.

I attached some pictures of the H20 on my bike. The radiator certainly covers a large area and barely fits inside the lower fairings. I just hope it works because the OEM radiator apparently couldn't handle the strain of racing with no fan. I can't say the overstressed radiator was the proximate reason for the failure of the water pump seal, but I bet it didn't help.

If you are going to Road Atlanta this upcoming weekend, pm me. I'll be sure to come by your pit area and aggravate you at the most inconvenient time.

When I get back, I'll post a quick note to let you know how the H20 performed (or not). There was another post on here recently asking about 2 different after market radiators and H20 was one of them. I'll give you guys the low down because I intend to put it through its paces at Road Atlanta.

Peace guys. Keep an eye on your water pumps!
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Nice. Since my rebuild,my bike seems to be running a lot cooler. I am going to purchase an H2o one of these days, the last mod for this bike. Let me know how it runs. Good luck out there.
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keep us updated. looks awesome.
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Is that a water/water unit or water/oil?
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Old Sep 5th 2016, 08:50 AM   #5
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It is a water/oil. It came with hoses and clamps. You can see some pictures on the BellissiMoto web site.
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Ha I see. Track only. Looks nice
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