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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Refilling coolant system

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I want to upgrade my water pump to help the bike run a little cooler.. 2010 F4 1000R.. the swapping of the pump is simple enough. I have read the manual and it shows that on refilling the system the bike needs to be put in a wheelie position to bleed the system. They show it done with the front wheel on a ramp, my question is, not owning a ramp how have others done this? Or indeed can it be bled without having to lift the bike this way.

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Do you have any overhead beams in your work area you could throw straps over and lift the front end using them? (Friends to help get it tilted up while tightening the straps). Have the rear wheel in the rear wheel stand.

With persistence and running/cooling/filling/running/cooling/filling and so forth you might get all the air out eventually. Many threads on this subject.

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What also might help, is just get some wooden beams 6 to 10 pieces. And layer them up so you get some sort of a stair, and carefully roll the bike on it with some help zip-tie brake to keep on position.????(oh and on rearstand so doesnt roll back.
Just an Idea.(sounds a bit sketchy even after I reading it myself)

I believe on the left side there should be a bleed niple aswell.
I attached an image, and the blue circel is where it should be....attachment doesnt work..
So check left side there should be a coolant hose, that goes from radiator to coolantpump.

I've seen a youtuber SAY he's removing that bleedniple so check that coolinghose.(his was a 2012 though, but they should be the same)
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Phone a friend and have them help.

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2010 model,single radiator is pretty straightforward,fill the radiator,leave cap off,start the bike until thermostat opens,switch off the motor,let the bike cool down then top-up.Not sure about lifting bike up.Doesnt make sense.
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@mitchy: The 2010 bike manual shows this:

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Little more involved but.....
I tapped (brazed) in a hose connection at the top of the lower radiator and another at the top of the upper radiator. Used a high temp hose (silicone) to connect the two.
When filling air vents from the lower into the upper then out into the normal vent. If any air develops or migrates into the lower it will vent automatically.
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I just did mine a couple months ago. When refilling I just shook the bike . Someone told me or I read somewhere it helps with eliminating air pockets or air bubbles in the system. The whole purpose of lifting the front end up and is that u don’t get any air in ur system. I just watched the video for the gen 1 on YouTube. Both gens r pretty similar except for the location of the coolant reservoir tank. Just be patient and pour some coolant and shake the bike left and right . Helps if it’s on both front and rear stands. I was replacing the coolant which was of different color so I had to do long way and do a cleansing flush. I drained the old coolant. Put 50% distilled water 50% white vinegar and ran the bike till the fans came on. Waited for it to cool down. Drained it. Put just distilled water and ran the bike again and waited for it to cool down. Then engine ice. Ran the bike again and all good. Don’t put a lot in the reservoir tank it will just spill it ouT. I think I filled it up to the min mark I don’t remember.

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Thank you for all your replies, am waiting for the up-graded water pump to arrive then will get it done. I think i will put the rear in a paddock stand, lock the front brake so the wheel cannot rotate then lift the front wheel onto the cup on my trolley jack and lick it that way, hope it works.
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@mitchy: The 2010 bike manual shows this:

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