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fgclark123
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How do I refill the coolant?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 1:10 pm

Hi, sorry to go on with these posts.

the images in the Haines manual are so vague. It says "fill the system, see illustration". Here is it - it doesn't look like the standard coolant cap on the right side of the vehicle.

Here's the image:


Much appreciated
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 1:19 pm

Yes a bad design idea. One of couple on cb 500..should be on side of bike like most bike so cant be checked regularly. So its tank off... then you see filler neck and standard thermostat cap. In that pic see more of thermostat housing...than filler neck in that pic
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 2:11 pm

Ok thanks. To be clear, it's the red circle in the below
image, not the yellow circle?

Thanks a lot
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 2:31 pm

Yep red circle...standard rad cap in very strange location
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 2:40 pm

great thanks. I'm about to head off to Oxford, final touches, gonnna be late! cheers
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 2:48 pm

ps. the yellow circle - that's the "reserve tank", right? confusing.
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by wornsprokets on Sun 03 Jun 2018, 3:21 pm

Expansion tank.. in  yellow circle
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 2:17 pm

@wornsprokets wrote:Expansion tank.. in  yellow circle

Damn thing, mine is clean but cannot read level at all. I know there's coolant in there but hard to get the upper level right.
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by Beresford on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 4:58 pm

@TheWizardofOdds wrote:
@wornsprokets wrote:Expansion tank.. in  yellow circle

Damn thing, mine is clean but cannot read level at all. I know there's coolant in there but hard to get the upper level right.
I wouldn't worry about over filling the expansion tank, as any surplus just vents out on to the road when the engine heats up. As long as you have topped up the header tank and there is some coolant visible in the overflow when the bike is cold, it'll be fine.
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by TheWizardofOdds on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 7:06 pm

@Beresford wrote:
@TheWizardofOdds wrote:
@wornsprokets wrote:Expansion tank.. in  yellow circle

Damn thing, mine is clean but cannot read level at all. I know there's coolant in there but hard to get the upper level right.
I wouldn't worry about over filling the expansion tank, as any surplus just vents out on to the road when the engine heats up. As long as you have topped up the header tank and there is some coolant visible in the overflow when the bike is cold, it'll be fine.
Brilliant, thanks. Sorry stupid question, but is the expansion the overflow?
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Re: How do I refill the coolant?

Post by Beresford on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 11:05 pm

Sorry, yes.

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