Refilling radiator

Thumper Ray thumperracer at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 29 14:22:42 PDT 2009


Sway bike back and forth - I like that.  As in, take a trip out the CR42 loop.

--- On Tue, 9/29/09, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com> wrote:

> From: Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com>
> Subject: Re: Refilling radiator
> To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 3:23 PM
> I personally like to pull the drain
> bolt and fill until I get fluid starting
> to come out of that.  Then put the bolt back in and
> top off.
> 
> But the instructions simply say to sway the bike back and
> forth to bleed the
> air out.
> 
> -Chris
> 
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net>wrote:
> 
> > fill it up to the brim of the radiator, dont worry
> about the water pump.
> >  Start it and let it get to 180 when the
> thermostat opens, then add fluid if
> > the level drops as it starts circulating in the
> block.  The water pump moves
> > so little water at cranking rpm you might as well not
> bother.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sep 29, 2009, at 11:52 AM, Thumper Ray wrote:
> >
> > I'm at work without access to my manuals. 
> Anything special about refilling
> >> the radiator?  Rad had to come off and
> drained for repair.  I figure on
> >> slowly pouring in a couple quarts of Hondaline
> brand mix, rotating the crank
> >> a couple times with ignition off to turn water
> pump, and topping off,
> >> repeat.  This should eliminate air bubbles
> although some air might bleed off
> >> over the first few miles.  Sound reasonable?
> >>
> >> By the way, what is the coolant capacity, and
> should the overflow tank be
> >> empty before starting up?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> 
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