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Old Apr 7th 2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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I know this is a dumb question but I have to ask so I dont mess up my bike. Do I need to put water in the upper radiator after I fill the coolant?
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Old Apr 7th 2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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Did you drain the coolant completely? If so you should have put the coolant in the radiator first.
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Old Apr 7th 2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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i had to change the lower radiator cuz i took a rock and it leaked. just filling it back up so i can ride.
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Old Apr 7th 2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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first off if you use water make sure its distilled water. most stuff is premixed for you. i run engine ice and or liquid performance race coolant. you need 2 bottles of the stuff. its 64 oz the rad takes about 70 oz what crap. evo tech rad guards.
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so pour the coolant directly into the upper radiator cap?
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yes, top off the radiator and the coolant reservoir behind the upper part of the lower right front fairing.

take it for a spin, let it cool down and then fill up the reservoir again.
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Originally Posted by jdducati View Post
so pour the coolant directly into the upper radiator cap?
thats what i did then the reservoir. good luck seeing through the site though you will need a led light and a dark garage to see the level. the sight is not clear and the fluid is basically clear.
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Old Apr 7th 2014, 01:29 PM   #8
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cool! thanks y'all. appreciate it!
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Make sure you burp any hoses after you think you've filled the radiator.
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Make sure you burp any hoses after you think you've filled the radiator.
good point forgot to put that burppppp excuse me
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