Good day all
I have a Bandit (GSF) 1250. Dropped it and damaged the radiator. The radiator was bent, but it still worked.
Bought a new, pirate radiator on E Bay. A fellow who's better with his hands than I am fitted it for me. Filled it with the correct kind and quantity of fluid. The bike starts and runs, but the radiator stays ice cold. Ride the bike, get the engine to full temp, fan switches on... but the radiator itself stays cold.
I doubt it's anything to do with the thermostat, because the cooling system worked normally with the old, bent radiator. The only thing that's changed is the radiator itself.
Any ideas? Is there something one is supposed to do to get a new radiator to get it to start flowing?
Obliged, Stan (Johannesburg, South Africa)