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Radiator leak - will ninja650 fit g2 versys?

Saw a few threads on this topic but read to many and now i'm confused :-) Wondering if anyone knows if the ninja 650 rad will fit the g2 versys? I have a 2013 that took a rock last night.. sad times. $650 for a dealer replacement. There has to be a better way. Anyone have a used one on a parts bike?
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Only 2009+ Versys 650 radiators have part number 39061-0217, but any 2006-2008 Ninja 650R/ER-6 radiator should fit 2007+ Versys 650 as well.

GPI Radiator for Kawasaki Ninja 650R EX650 2006 2007 2008 06 07 08 | eBay

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Same dilemma

I have a 2009 with a tiny leak and dont see myself throwing $650 on $10 worth of aluminum.
For some reason the older version of the radiator is the one that looks exactly like the one i need for the 2009 versys.
Take a look and please update on what youve done.
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if the hole is small solder it and save some money

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Looks like it might be small enough to fix. Will be taking off taking it in for a look at a radiator shop. Crossing fingers.

Thanks for the links, the GPI would probably work so I'll try that if I have to replace it. I'll be ordering a rad guard too..
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That's why I fitted this when my bike was new.

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I have a 2009 with a tiny leak and dont see myself throwing $650 on $10 worth of aluminum.
For some reason the older version of the radiator is the one that looks exactly like the one i need for the 2009 versys.
Take a look and please update on what youve done.

GPI Radiator for Kawasaki Ninja 650R EX650 2006 2007 2008 06 07 08 | eBay
Yes they do appear to match... I remember that the Ninja 650R/ER6 got a larger radiator in 2009. So it was in fact originally in the Versys 650 size.

It's also only $75, free shipping in USA for a new bare aluminum, unpainted radiator.

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Well, this is rather funny and a bit embarrassing. Turns out I don't have a leak at all. I was riding home in a downpour on Tuesday night and hit a large rock that bounced up under the front end with a bang. I knew it hit something, but couldn't tell what. All the water on the engine from the rain/road resulted in a lot of steam when I pulled up to the house so I thought I hit the radiator. I let the bike sit in the garage overnight as it was too wet to really tell where any water was coming from, and I didn't really think to look for coolant.

The next morning I saw an area of wetness on the front of the radiator that I assumed was a small leak, so I started the process of looking at my options. I got home last night and everything was dry, noticed there was no coolant in the moisture and my reservoir was at it's normal levels so I decided not to pull it off and fired up the bike to look for any leaks and there are none, thankfully. I had no idea the exterior of the radiator could take 2 days to dry off.

Turns out I panicked, but I did learn it's more a pain and expense than I'd like to deal with so I ordered a Cox guard from RidersDiscount this morning. Thanks again for the links and wisdom.

Hopefully this thread at least clears up the question on g2 Versys/Ninja rad options for someone in the future. :-)

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I have a 2009 with a tiny leak and dont see myself throwing $650 on $10 worth of aluminum.
For some reason the older version of the radiator is the one that looks exactly like the one i need for the 2009 versys.
Take a look and please update on what youve done.
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When I got a small leak in the rad of my '09, I removed it, took it to a "rad-shop" and had it repaired for about $50 CDN.

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Well, this is rather funny and a bit embarrassing. Turns out I don't have a leak at all. I was riding home in a downpour on Tuesday night and hit a large rock that bounced up under the front end with a bang. I knew it hit something, but couldn't tell what. All the water on the engine from the rain/road resulted in a lot of steam when I pulled up to the house so I thought I hit the radiator. I let the bike sit in the garage overnight as it was too wet to really tell where any water was coming from, and I didn't really think to look for coolant.

The next morning I saw an area of wetness on the front of the radiator that I assumed was a small leak, so I started the process of looking at my options. I got home last night and everything was dry, noticed there was no coolant in the moisture and my reservoir was at it's normal levels so I decided not to pull it off and fired up the bike to look for any leaks and there are none, thankfully. I had no idea the exterior of the radiator could take 2 days to dry off.

Turns out I panicked, but I did learn it's more a pain and expense than I'd like to deal with so I ordered a Cox guard from RidersDiscount this morning. Thanks again for the links and wisdom.

Hopefully this thread at least clears up the question on g2 Versys/Ninja rad options for someone in the future. :-)
lol, next time start the bike up let the thermo open and look for a leak, and or a drop in coolant level, bikes steam up in the rain , lot of hot bits open to the rain and splashing (specially if you have wrapped exhaust{ive had someone flag me down thinking my bike was on fire at a lite lol})

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