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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant reservoir cap removal

Okay so tried to remove the cap by hand to no avail. Went back to the manual only to see there is a special tool. Anybody have insight into what should be a simple task?

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Just put a cloth over the bottle cap, then use multi-grips or something similar.

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Okay so tried to remove the cap by hand to no avail. Went back to the manual only to see there is a special tool. Anybody have insight into what should be a simple task?

Get the Missus to do it..They are used to opening jars in the kitchen etc
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Had tried pliers with a cloth and without but space is limited. Looks like I will be going to get another tool (and not the special one). Cap has been on for just over two years and it's not going to let go without a fight.

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Thanks Joe. Unfortunately there wasn't enough space. Ended up taking the rubber strap from my strap wrench and long needle nose pliers. Clamped the pliers on the strap, put the strap around the cap and twisted the pliers. Cap came free

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Thanks Joe. Unfortunately there wasn't enough space. Ended up taking the rubber strap from my strap wrench and long needle nose pliers. Clamped the pliers on the strap, put the strap around the cap and twisted the pliers. Cap came free

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Speaking of coolant....I actually haven't paid attention much to the coolant reservoir (new bike and all - didn't think I needed to)...today I checked it and noticed it was empty

I'm sure there is plenty of coolant in the system itself as the engine doesn't heat up above the norm, but I'm sure it's not healthy.

So...I gotta go buy coolant pronto! Any recommendations for which to use? I'm in Toronto, Canada.

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I have 5 bottle of Agip coolant if you are interest let me pm me
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I have 5 bottle of Agip coolant if you are interest let me pm me
Thanks, but I'm sure I can find similar products and not need to pay through the nose for shipping it. Unless it's $13.95 shipped.
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