Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Glen Williams, ON, Canada
Radiator: External Cleaning
While cleaning my LT, I noticed a lot of bugs and crap in the radiator fins.
Searching here, I found this quote:
"I have used a high pressure hose on my bikes. Just use it smartly, like do not place it where you damage parts. Handlebars, radio buttons, etc......... Great to clean out the radiator for bugs and fairing. Have used it on the windshield too, to get the bugs off."
Though the temp gauge shows the engine is running in the bottom third, I have yet to ride in temperatures over the low 70's F (we're still waiting for real summer here in southern Ontario!), so blockage/air flow restriction is not yet a problem.
However, any advice on how often to clean out the radiator fins?
And more importantly, any tricks or methods to effectively remove the debris, or things to avoid doing?