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post #51 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 03:00 PM
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@350Four, @riderpat, @Wrongway, @Vulcan Mediator, @TLeventry, @BuckeyeCTX, @Professor*76, @BobWitte, @TIP, @Rebel13, @TexasRoadrunner, @dgall, I just wanted to give you all an update:

1. I made it home! Rode just over 1000 miles in a straight shot yesterday. I'm now in the "unofficial SaddleSore 1000" club. I didn't document it. But I have another chance later this month when I take the bike to Colorado.

2. The radiator held up under all the heat and stress of a 1000 mile ride!

3. Yes, it is possible the fan was improperly installed after a service, but I have no way to prove it.

4. I am going to keep this radiator for a while, and of course check it for leaks frequently.

Thank you to EVERYONE for your advice, sharing your experiences, and for helping me feel I wasn't alone in my plight! This is SUCH a great forum. I'm going to commit to spending more time here. I've let my career take over most of my "free" time, but this group is GOLDEN!

Cheers all!
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So what did you do, put it all back together and tough it out home? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any fix, perm or temp posted here?

BTW, you don't need anyone or thing to prove your runs, you are a slave to no one, don't forget that! I ride for no one but myself!
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@Rebel13, sorry, I was updating on the RedBaronRider Facebook page.

The Honda dealership had a custom radiator repair guy (Rice Radiator, Chatham ON Canada) that they've worked with for 20+ years. That guy welded the 9 holes in my radiator caused by the fan cuts. Rice Radiator sealed and tested it under pressure and it was A-OK. We had the new fan delivered overnight. They had the bike reassembled very quickly on Tuesday. I rode to my cousin's (200 miles), stayed for 3 days, and left Friday AM for home. The radiator and the bike in general performed like a champ!

Sorry about the missing info. I don't find enough time to post everything in both places :-)
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Patched and on your way, good deal!
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I'd say that is a well tested repair.

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Thumbs up Ride On!

Way To Go! Maybe we could vouch for you in earning an official "Iron Butt" award! The sense of accomplishment will last a lifetime...Stay safe & You Go Girl!
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atta girl.....you have earned your wings.....now it's time to fly...lol...you've already been flying....soaring actually....you didn't give up....life is good when you want it to be...happy and pleased you had a safe journey...and this is a good family...lots of good advice and i am sure good thoughts your way...keep the shiny side up.....be well.....
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I am so glad that this post was posted, My CTX has not even had its first service yet and all my hose clamp screws were also all lose so I also tighten them all down as well to just the other day. Its the little things that can sometimes cause us major issues down the road that we never think about or tend to over look.
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Glad to see the dealer looked after you promptly. I know where I bought my bike I don't think that would happen that fast. Just to pick up a bolt or a plastic push pin they have to order it. I found another dealer that is better at keeping a few simple parts around. Broke a plastic pin and their mechanic just gave me one out of his tool box. 1000 miles home in one stretch is fantastic. Bet you didn't sit long the next day.
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I can barely ride 80 miles at a time. Lol
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