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Question Changing radiator fluid.

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Can anyone answer this question - I want to save some money and change my radiator fluid myself. I feel pretty comfortable draining the fluid but when I check the book it tells me to remove the gas tank and bleed the air. I really don't feel too comfortable about fooling with the gas tank and hope I could pass on that part. Suggestions?
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You don't have to remove the tank. If you run the bike with the radiator cap off that will ge the air out, thats what I did.
I also have a funnel that hooks up to the radiator cap and helps with this
Here is one on Ebay
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In case you change your mind, its 3 bolts, a connector, 3 houses and your tank is off. Had mine on/off a few times today.

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Hello,
Can anyone answer this question - I want to save some money and change my radiator fluid myself. I feel pretty comfortable draining the fluid but when I check the book it tells me to remove the gas tank and bleed the air. I really don't feel too comfortable about fooling with the gas tank and hope I could pass on that part. Suggestions?
Thanks... Mike
I think taking the tank off just makes it easier to work the small air bleeder valve that sits on top of the thermostat housing. I've heard it can be opened and closed without removing the tank.

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ehh i'd just remove the tank. as long as it isnt full, it take about 10 mins to take off and 15 to put back on. And to help bleed the hoses for the radiator, i learned a trick from a ford mech. Squeeze the hoses a lil untill the air bubbles come out. then run it and repeat..

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