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replacing brutale coolant

having problems filling my 2013 1090r with coolant
when I drained it the bike was cold and when I removed the expansion tank cap and drain bolt it just dripped slowly
I put a hose in the expansion tank and blew into it and this sped up the process
now drain bolt replaced, the cooland fills the tank but doesn't seem to be going into the radiator or engine - I can only get about 200ml into it before it overflows
is this because the thermostat is closed or is there another reason?
any ideas gratefully appreciated
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Not sure of the hose positions on your model but can you remove the top radiator hose at the motor and directly fill the radiator?


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You might just have an air pocket in there.

Did you try rocking the bike side to side ? Sometimes that helps.

You can try running it with the cap off and wait for the thermostat to open up. Watch the temp while doing this.

Even when stone cold, you really should get at least 75% of the coolant in the system.

Just make sure your fill to the " min" line on the expansion tank, otherwise your bike will pee coolant.

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I'm almost certain you need to fill through the radiator cap flange! the overflow is just that. if you remove the right side upper radiator panel the cap should be there. remove it and then remove the drain bolt again to make sure all of the coolant is out. then install the bolt and fill through the cap flange. can you check on Donsy's site for the manual for sure there's a procedure? you might have to run the engine to get out trapped air and rev it a few times to help. once you have the radiator filled install the cap and top off the revisor.

overheating an engine is the kiss of death! any water cooled engine so doing this wrong might be costly. also if the water pump impeller is rubber running without liquid might damage it as well as the seal!!

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I usually find it helpful to leave the coolant filler cap off overnight to help dispel any trapped air.

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having problems filling my 2013 1090r with coolant
when I drained it the bike was cold and when I removed the expansion tank cap and drain bolt it just dripped slowly
I put a hose in the expansion tank and blew into it and this sped up the process
now drain bolt replaced, the cooland fills the tank but doesn't seem to be going into the radiator or engine - I can only get about 200ml into it before it overflows
is this because the thermostat is closed or is there another reason?
any ideas gratefully appreciated

Fill it via the expansion tank to the level as per manual. Put the cap on the expansion tank run the engine for a few minutes.

Let it cool then recheck the level in the expansion tank.Top up if required to between the min and lower frame tube.

That's what it says in the manual . Common practice to only fill to the minimum level so that coolant isn't spat out.

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Hey...when did you learn readin'?

I bin double lining the manual every morning before brekky Chuck..

I think the significant thing is after filling with coolant..put the expansion tank cap on..to properly pressurize all them little coolant galleries in the Cylinder head..Well that's how I see it..
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yes follow the manual ! Chuck does the helmet make my ass look big?

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