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post #1 of 4 Old 03-18-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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cooling system service

Sometime in the near future I want to service the cooling system. A few ???........is it required to remove the tank to access the rad cap or can it just be moved back and raised? Anything else I should be aware of beforehand? I know where the drain plug is. Any help appreciated.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-19-2009, 02:52 AM
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You can just raise the tank. I pull the drain plug, and I also pull the hose leaving the water pump. There's still a lot left that you can't get out without pulling the hose.

I personally like the Honda pre-mix for refill. Don't forget to filll and start the bike. Rev it a few times to get the air out. All that info is in the manual if you have one.

A sqieezeball and tube work great for cleaning out the overflow tank. Don't forget to refill that also.

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How often and when should a cooling system service be done? (don't have my manual handy).

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-19-2009, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Every 2 years, don't know about miles, probably better to do it on a time basis.

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