Refilling radiator

Chris Burgess chris at chrisburgess.com
Tue Sep 29 14:25:21 PDT 2009


I know with the 2nd gen I can see it looking under the the frame rail.  But
a flash light helps.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Thumper Ray <thumperracer at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Since I can't even find the overflow tank, much less see it, only the fill
> neck under the tank, how will I know where halfway is?
>
> --- 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, 3:25 PM
>  > Manual states to put the over flow to
> > the full line after the bike has gone
> > through a heat cycle.
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Jim Stewart <js at strappe.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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?
> > >>
> > >>
> > > Nope. You'll never get rid of air bubbles that way,
> > but you don't need to
> > > anyway. Just fill the radiator to capacity, squeeze
> > both hoses to get the
> > > air out of them, and start the bike. I often do this
> > with the cap removed.
> > > When the engine comes up to temperature shut it off
> > and add coolant to the
> > > top, squeezing hoses again. Install cap.
> > >
> > > When the engine cools down, check the level again - it
> > should be up to the
> > > top. If not, top it up.
> > >
> > > By the way, what is the coolant capacity, and should
> > the overflow
> > >> tank be empty before starting up?
> > >>
> > >>
> > > Don't have my manual handy, sorry. The overflow tank
> > should be filled to
> > > half-full or so.
> > >
> > > BTW, you can save about 50% on your coolant by buying
> > undiluted and mixing
> > > 50-50 yourself. I use regular green automotive
> > antifreeze. There are issues
> > > with the red stuff, but I forget what the problem
> > is...
> > >
> > > -js
> > >
> >
> >
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