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Am I looking at the pictures correctly? Seems like the Radiator is located about where the firewall would be but in the center of the machine. If so, then the fan could potentially pull the air through and force it down the tunnel which may help with cab heat.

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Good point but may then create a problem when cleaning since you might not be able to flush water through it from the rear. They seemed to of put a lot of thought into things so I feel certain they thought of cleaning the rad too.
 

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As I said before, there is no good way to do regular maintenance on this. If you splash through puddles like we all do(minus duners) then it will have to be cleaned. There is no way to divert muddy water. Hiding it in the middle of the machine just complicates things
 

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Its a nice big radiator but its location kind of concerns me. It sets low and somewhat behind the tires. I hate mud holes and wished I never had to deal with them but just can't escape them at windrock. I worry about it clogging up.
 

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I was talking to the guy at Mountain Performance about their turbo setup. I mentioned relocating the radiator to the rear because here on the east cost, it will most likely get clogged with mud when racing. He stated that the location was great and that there was no need to move it. I am still a little worried about it and will relocate any way.
 
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I don't think clogging will be an issue any more than the other brands, might be even better as it sits back pretty far somewhat protected. My concern would be with cleaning which I do after ever ride. Usually flush any dirt and mud back through the rad from the rear which so far looks to be impossible to do.
 

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Now I think it's starting to sink in for most guys. If you can't get to it, you can't clean it, if you put guards around it, you are trapping mud against it. Front tires are going to destroy it with rocks. Is there room to move it? Seems it will have to go between the seats. Not trying to be Negative nancy here but just realistic. I like the idea of a removable screen in front of it but it won't protect it 100% Is there a way to remove the firewall to spray water back through it? This might be the first year downfall for the East coast guys. Give me one afternoon of fun and I'll bet I could boil it over
 

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They put the radiator in the same position on there yfz450r. There is no way to wash them from the backside and I have yet to see one punctured. I think it will be just fine where it is.
 

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Unless the front tires can magically throw rocks forward and have then do some kinda 180* turn and head back into the radiator then there is no way the front tires are going to be able to throw rocks on that rad.
 

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Looks like really easy to clean to me. I do a lot of mud riding and use a Radiator Genie on the Wolverine. Getting behind is very limited because of the fan shroud but easy to just flush it from the front. What's wrong with flushing it from the front? Flush with water attachment then use the air hose with the air attachment.
 

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BUT WHEN YOU HIT A MUDHOLE WITH ROCKS IN IT REAL FAST. THE MUD AND ROCK SPLASH SIDEWAY FROM THE TIRES AND WILL COVER THE RADlATOR. l KNOW!!!!!!!!!! LOL
 

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It is hard for it to get to it, let's put it that way, no matter how you splash it. I don't know how I could have gotten more mud on my Wildcat than this yet the central mounted oil cooler by the firewall remained practically pristine . .. . .

go to 5 minute mark to see the oil cooler . ..

 

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How about putting "vanes" on the front of the radiator, angled away from the front, right tire - much like those installed on dirt bikes?

 

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lT WOULD HELP. guard2.jpg
 

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SOMETHING LIKE THlS MIGHT WORK BETTER. 35.jpg
 
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