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My 82 interstate now has new timing belts, clear coated covers (they look greatBTW)and all is proceeding nicely. I purchased new hoses and clamps and flushed the core well. My question is does anyone have an order of reassembly and some tips on getting all back on the bike?

I am excited about this project and REALLY appreciate all of your suggestions. :)

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I just did it today. The easyest way i found was to have both hoses on the radiator. Slide the radiator into place but before you take it home reach around and put the upper radiator hose on the thermostat housing. Before you put the nuts on the studs at the bottom reach in behind the radiator and hook up the fan. Now put the radiator in place and put the nuts on the studs. Take off the housing that the lower radiator hose hooks to and slide it into the hose. You should not need a new gasket as there is a o ring in there. Now put the housing back on. Tighten everything back up and there ya go:clapper:

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Growing an extra arm helps.
 

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I just came back in the house from doing the job. Old whats her name won't let me work on my bike in the house :Dso I had to make do in the garage. Did it pretty much the same as PATINIDAHO said to - but I did not take off the bottom housing just squeezed it in. Ran the bike for 15 minutes and no leaks -Hurray :clapper::clapper::clapper:. Let it cool a little and boy did I hear things binging and creaking - still no leaks. Burped the fill and ran it for another 15 minutes - no leaks -Got my fingers crossed - thanks a bunch guys.

Belts seem a little loud but may just need to settle in or just my imagination working overtime! I really feel for the guys who never get intimate with their bikes - almost as much fun as riding.



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I really feel for the guys who never get intimate with their bikes - almost as much fun as riding.


yeah, know what you mean - sort of. I do like riding and I'm about to install the radiator in my 79 tomorrow:p

we shall see how all proceeds....
 

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There's a great sense of satisfaction when you do a job like this yourself. It's even better when you don't end up with a pile of spare nuts and bolts afterwards. :)
 

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Heffo wrote:
There's a great sense of satisfaction when you do a job like this yourself. It's even better when you don't end up with a pile of spare nuts and bolts afterwards. :)
you mean there are not supposed to be extra parts... uh-oh:gunhead::baffled:
 

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you mean there are not supposed to be extra parts... uh-oh:gunhead::baffled:
Yea, really! What are you suppose to fill the bottom of your tool box with if not the extra parts???
 

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I've done a lot of my own work, but the radiator was the worst. About 15 minutes to pull, and THREE HOURS in cold weather to get it back on. Still scratched the heck out of the paint getting it on, too. Next time I'm just going to mount it under the windscreen, above the fender. :X:X:X

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