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post #1 of 14 Old 05-17-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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fill radiator ?

now this might be a dumb question but how do you full the radiator ? my cap doesnt seem to come off and i filled the resvor and it doesnt seem to be taking it from there either so help would be nice
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You have to fill it from the radiator cap.

From the manual (1st Gen but it will probably work on other Gens too)

Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn it further in the same direction and remove the cap.

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Exactly what he said. It mightjust be stuck with blue/green coolant fuzz.
Was the sytem emptied? Be sure to squeeze the pipes to evacuate any air pockets etc.
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Yea it was just stuck thanks
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Since you got the cap off.
I recommend dumping all your coolant and flushing it out
to remove the calcium build up.
And re-fill it with some 50/50 antifreeze.
Start it, let it run up to temperature, shut it off and let it cool down.
Then open the radiator cap, squeeze the hoses to burp the air bubbles out.
Refill the rad and close it up. Good to go.
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Since you got the cap off.
I recommend dumping all your coolant and flushing it out
to remove the calcium build up.
And re-fill it with some 50/50 antifreeze.
Start it, let it run up to temperature, shut it off and let it cool down.
Then open the radiator cap, squeeze the hoses to burp the air bubbles out.
Refill the rad and close it up. Good to go.
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when you guys say flush is that leaving a hose in to run threw with water or filling it with coolant and warming it, then emptying it out again to refill for the 3rd and final time?

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when you guys say flush is that leaving a hose in to run threw with water or filling it with coolant and warming it, then emptying it out again to refill for the 3rd and final time?
Unhook the inlet hose, stick your garden hose in to it and start the bike.
Let it run for 10 or 15 minutes. Shut the bike off and the water.
Unhook all the hoses to remove all the tap water.

Then hook them back up, fill the radiator with 50/50.
Crank it up, run it up to temp and shut it off, and after it cools a little,
burp the hoses. Squeeze the one on the left side first, then the right side.

Remember: Never add cold water to a HOT engine.
It's ok at running temp but not when its hot.

I used to use Engine ICE but it was a pain in the ass
having to swap fluids out for winter time so now
I just use the 50/50 antifreeze mix year round.

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Unhook the inlet hose, stick your garden hose in to it and start the bike.
Let it run for 10 or 15 minutes. Shut the bike off and the water.
Unhook all the hoses to remove all the tap water.

Then hook them back up, fill the radiator with 50/50.
Crank it up, run it up to temp and shut it off, and after it cools a little,
burp the hoses. Squeeze the one on the left side first, then the right side.

Remember: Never add cold water to a HOT engine.
It's ok at running temp but not when its hot.

I used to use Engine ICE but it was a pain in the ass
having to swap fluids out for winter time so now
I just use the 50/50 antifreeze mix year round.
Why did you swap for 50/50 over the winter? Engine Ice has antifreeze in it. Water Wetter has to be changed out.

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Why did you swap for 50/50 over the winter? Engine Ice has antifreeze in it. Water Wetter has to be changed out.
Oh my bad. I didn't realize I said Engine Ice.
I did mean the Water Wetter.
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