Refilling radiator

Randy Grein 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  
> 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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