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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-29-2015, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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questions about coolant

Hi Guys,

i'm just wondering what i should take into account when i refill coolant or when?

Currently i can't see the coolant in the tank, but the temperature is good on the highways and in the city. The fluid is expanding in the bike, and that's why i shouldn't refill to much, barley to the minimum level?

How do you refill or what kind of tools without removing the tank?

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Should be a cap you can remove to add coolant when changing or just topping it up.

Owner's manual should show you. I'm not yet knowledgeable on the 3 cylinder bikes, but the coolant reservoir must have a cap.

I would expect it is screw on type. Use a funnel. Only fill to minimum mark.

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Up by the steering head is the white-colored translucent coolant overflow reservoir. On the side is a plug you can unscrew to add coolant.

Don't fill it higher than the minimum mark- they tend to push coolant out otherwise.
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It's a real pain to get coolant into the tiny hole (8mm if I remember correctly) on the overflow canister. The manual shows them using a big syringe with a tube attached. I couldn't find anything local and ended up getting a marinade injector from Bed Bath and Beyond that has a huge gauge needle. They sell them at hardware and home improvement stores and make the job much easier.

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Wink syringes?

get giant ones at feed stores ~ $ 2.......


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get giant ones at feed stores ~ $ 2.......

Good point. Plenty of those near where I grew up. Not so much where I live now. Even then they would be $20 a pop to gauge the hoity toity horse people around here.

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Picked this up at Amazon for $10.

VvW Large Plastic 100ml Syringe +120cm (47in) handy plastic tubing

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s00

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is it necessary to fill it up to the minimum-level of the tank even if i can't see any coolant in the tank? How much is there circulate in the system? I know i need to keep an eye on the dash for overheating, but i don't want to be on the roads with an overheated bike

Do you fill it up regulary?
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You can also use a chip truck style ketchup squeeze bottle. I picked mine up at the dollar store and the nozzle fits the fill hole perfectly.
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is it necessary to fill it up to the minimum-level of the tank even if i can't see any coolant in the tank? How much is there circulate in the system? I know i need to keep an eye on the dash for overheating, but i don't want to be on the roads with an overheated bike

Do you fill it up regulary?
Should not need to add coolant routinely....however, I would make sure it is up to the minimum mark when cold.

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