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Old 10-14-2013, 07:56 AM   #21
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I knew there was something but I couldn't remember. Yep kickstand leans left and filler is on the right side. It would work either way but kickstand is probably better than center to fill.

Hopefully we will see a "job done" post soon????
Yes.... Success! Job done.

So it took me a lot longer than it should have, as I tend to work rather slowly, and carefully the first time I do anything on the bike... but everything went pretty much as planned. After I refilled the system with coolant, I started it up with the cap off, but after about 30 seconds or so, the coolant would rise and start overflow slightly, then a bubble would escape and the level would go back down. I started it for 30 seconds, the shut off, and restarted for a bit etc, until it seemed like it was just going to spill out, then I capped it, and ran the bike for around 5-8 minutes until the temp reached over 200. The next morning, I checked the level at the reservoir and it had reclaimed some liquid. I topped off at the radiator cap(only added an ounce or two), and then topped off the overflow bottle to the full line. It was a good thing I did the top off at the radiator cap, though, as I discovered I didn't quite have the radiator cap on all the way. When it's seated fully, the tabs on the cap are in line with the overflow tube, and I definitely didn't have it fully seated the night before.

Took my first short ride yesterday, after the bike warmed up fully, the temps stayed right around 190 - 210 degrees. Will check the overflow bottle again today and top off.

No way to know if I got all the air out, but I guess if it stops reclaiming liquid from the bottle, that would be a good sign. Refilling with the bike on the side stand is definitely the way to go, as it does allow air to escape better, and put the opening at the high point of the system.

Thanks for all the help, Gentlemen! I'll post back if I have any issues.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:31 AM   #22
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Good job!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #23
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I use Honda's coolant, it is already mixed. Most multi dealers should have it.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:03 PM   #24
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reviving an old post -
How do you guys drain the coolant out of the reservoir? I am changing to engine ice so I can ride at the track. So I want to get all the old coolant out first of course.

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Old 05-07-2014, 06:46 AM   #25
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By pulling the bottom hose loose while on the side stand.
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Old 05-07-2014, 06:52 AM   #26
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Agreed - don't mess with the drain plug on the metal pipe, many have had this break off. Pull the hose off the pipe.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:51 AM   #27
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If you do use the drain plug, put some anti seize on the threads.

Also, consider useing an "ENGINE ICE" type coolant or an additive like RED LINE WATER WETTER.

Another benefit of IVAN's reflash is the lower activation point of the fan. The fan coming on about 20 degrees sooner sure helps to keep the rider cooler in the summer heat.
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:24 AM   #28
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Let's bump this up...

I'm about to change the coolant in mine. 5 years is long enough.

Does anyone know how much it takes to refill? If it's under a gallon, I'll just get the 50/50 stuff, but if more, I'll mix it myself.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:10 AM   #29
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Let's bump this up...

I'm about to change the coolant in mine. 5 years is long enough.

Does anyone know how much it takes to refill? If it's under a gallon, I'll just get the 50/50 stuff, but if more, I'll mix it myself.
Can't remember exactly how much, but I did my Gen 1 recently and it's less than a gallon.
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