There’s a reason Yamaha mounted the stock radiator on the YXZ1000R low and forward of the passenger compartment. It is to keep the weight low and centralized for the best possible handling performance. It’s also a good place to collect air to cool the engine. However if you race your YXZ close quarters, in wheel to wheel action you might see the radiator collecting mud roosted from other cars you are chasing, therefore its relocation is in order. There are a few ways to do this from simple and affordable to completely custom and here they are.
Weller Racing provides the most simple and affordable way to go about this. The Weller kit uses the stock radiator and provides new mounting points back in the cargo area. The plate steel mounts are powder coated and add very little weight. Plus, moving the radiator eliminates the long radiator hoses running from the engine in the back all the way up front with could lower cab temperatures as well. See www.wellerracing.com or call (480) 507-4771.
ABF’s relocation kit uses the stock radiator and fan and stands it up at front of the cargo bed. The ABF system uses a custom aluminum overflow bottle and hard line aluminum tubes bringing the water through holes the cargo baed you need to drill. A fan override switch is standard with each kit as well. According to ABF, there is still plenty of room in the rear of the bed for a large cooler. See www.abffabrication.com or call (817) 366-6110.
Hess Motorsports built the first YXZ radiator relocation kit for the masses. Hess saw an immediate need to move the radiator after racing a few times at his local Texas UTV race series (www.tornracing.com). The second generation Hess kit is actually a completely new, 130-percent larger, CBR radiator, two Spal fans and a heavy duty mount to carry it all. The kit has multi positions for mounting it at an angle or straight up and down. For an extra $350 you can opt for the window mount kit which leaves your cargo area totally free for items like cargo boxes or spare tires. Another $100 gets you the fan manual on/off switch for that bit of extra control otherwise it’s thermal controlled. See www.hess-motorsports.com or call directly to (940)759-4597.