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Hi guys,

I had a minor crash and had to change the left side radiator.

The change was easy, and i filled her up with radiator fluid (?)

However, I have the suspicion I have to air the system somehow.

Can anyone tell me how this procedure works, and what I am suppose to do?

Cheers.

/Kalleb

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Couldn't you just start it with the cap off? any air should be forced to the top. Then just top off again and :smashpc:

ETA: I pulled this off another forum:

1. remove radiator cap

2. drain coolant by removing the drain bolt

3. reinstall drain bolt

4. fill the radiator until full

5. lean the bike over about 20-25 degrees to the right and left to bleed any air trapped in the cooling system.

6. add additional coolant if possible and repeat this process.

7. run it and then let it settle and cool and check the coolant level.

And I pulled this from an old TT thread:

Cut and paste from the service manual:

REPLACEMENT/AIR BLEEDING

Remove the right and center engine guard (page 2-5).

Remove the radiator cap.

Drain the coolant from the system by removing the

drain bolt and sealing washer on the water pump

cover.

Reinstall the drain bolt with a new sealing washer.

Tighten the drain bolt securely.

Disconnect the siphon hose from the reservoir tank.

Remove the reservoir tank cap and reservoir tank.

Drain the reservoir tank coolant.

Empty the coolant and rinse the inside of the reservoir

tank with water.

Reinstall the reservoir tank and connect the radiator

siphon hose.

Fill the system with the recommended coolant

through the filler opening up to the filler neck.

Lean the machine approximately 20° to the right

and left several times to bleed any air trapped in the

cooling system. If the coolant level drops, add more

coolant and repeat the air bleeding procedure.

CAPACITY:

1.11 liter (1.16 US qt, 0.97 lmp qt) at change

Remove the radiator reservoir tank cap and fill the

reservoir tank to the upper level line.

Bleed air from the system as follow:

1. Shift the transmission into neutral. Start the

engine and let it idle for 2 – 3 minutes.

2. Snap the throttle three to four times to bleed air

from the system.

3. Stop the engine and add coolant up to proper

level if necessary. Reinstall the radiator cap.

4. Check the level of coolant in the reservoir tank

and fill to the "UPPER" level line if it is low.

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Thanks.

Does not seem that i need to do steps 1-3, a stone took care of that part...

I have filled it, and will tip it.

However, I have seen neither a reservoir tank nor any level mark in the tank i have not seen

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Thanks.

Does not seem that i need to do steps 1-3, a stone took care of that part...

I have filled it, and will tip it.

However, I have seen neither a reservoir tank nor any level mark in the tank i have not seen

It looks like this and lives between the skid plate and the bottom of the engine. Cap is accessed from the left side, front of engine.

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My brother has an 2007, and he has the tank.

I dont on my 2008.

It's on my 08'

Right under the skid plate. Maybe the PO removed it from your bike?

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Does not look better than that he did.

No expansion vessel on my bike anyways.

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