HOW-TO: Install a Febur Auxiliary Radiator for the Yamaha R3
In this video, I am documenting the process of installing a Febur secondary radiator for my 2018 Yamaha R3.
The installation process is not overly complicated and upon completion, your bike should be running a little bit cooler. When the engine gets too hot, it loses power and causes accelerated engine wear. This auxiliary radiator from Febur should, according to Febur, reduce the operating temperature by a few degrees and will hence improve the performance of the bike.
The Febur radiator comes with all the necessary material to complete the job. It includes the hoses required to connect the OEM radiator to the Febur unit and to also route coolant from the secondary radiator to the water pump. It also includes the mounting brackets and bolts needed to secure everything in place. The Febur unit is very well designed and comes with an aluminum screen to protect the fins of the radiator. The triangle-shaped radiator fits directly under the OEM radiator and will leverage the existing mounts to hold the unit firmly in place.
The installation process took me approximately 2 hours since I had to cut/trim my fairings. I had an opportunity to ride the bike before posting this video and I definitely noticed that the bike is now running at a lower temperature than before.