randygrein at comcast.net
Tue Sep 29 20:01:06 PDT 2009
Yes, well, it's not exactly like bleeding brakes, is it? (grin)
Randy Grein, WMRRA #141
On Sep 29, 2009, at 12:23 PM, Chris Burgess wrote:
> I personally like to pull the drain bolt and fill until I get fluid
> 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.
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Ernest Montague <afm199 at earthlink.net
>> fill it up to the brim of the radiator, dont worry about the water
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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