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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 08:55 PM
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 09:29 PM
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On Fred's DVD, he recommends pulling the elbow out of the tank to remove the one hose instead of trying to remove the hose from the elbow. I need to change my coolant so just watched the DVD the other day.
It looked like that was an easier way to do it.

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On Fred's DVD, he recommends pulling the elbow out of the tank to remove the one hose instead of trying to remove the hose from the elbow. I need to change my coolant so just watched the DVD the other day.
It looked like that was an easier way to do it.
When I changed fluid, I pumped the fluid out of the overflow tank and replaced it with the same amount of new.

I had the bike up on a Pit Bull Lift. Wished that I had not let the radiator drain from such a high point into a large pan because it splashed a LOT and was hard to clean up. Just advisin

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When I drained the radiator fluid and dropped the reservoir tank, I could not get my hands or needle nose pliers to fit reconnecting the hoses to the overflow tank. I read on another forum to use a 1/4" brass hose connector bib and add about 6 inches of radiator hose on the tail side of the bib that connects to the tank. Problem solved, I can now drop the tank and not have any worries about reconnecting it.

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 09:47 PM
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Changed the coolant this week not to bad a job as many have stated. Can't believe the small Mickey Mouse clamps... 3 inches of hose would make life a little easier. Worth the effort beats letting it get gummed up and clogged in drain plug.. thanks to all that gave tips on how to!!
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I bashed mine taking the bike out of my trailer. Later I removed it and patched it and put it back in. I noticed that it leaked several years later and forgot about it since then.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:55 PM
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It's not that bad of a job but for someone doing it for the first time a couple more inches of hose sure would make things easier, it's kinda the same deal with the wiring a couple more inches of wire sure would make things easier but instead they choose to save a couple bucks by making it as short as possible.
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