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Hey guys i finished the earshave the other day thanks for the help.

I am almost done with my bike and will post pictures soon.
But my question today is about the coolant reservoir tank. My bike has sort of a rat bobber look to it and I am going to try and make a new coolant overflow jug out of a jack daniels bottle. I would just run the main hose all the way to the bottom of the bottle and make sure that i still have some space in the top opening for the vent. I think this would work fine but what do you guys think?
Is there anything weird about our system that would throw this off?

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Hey Wolfie I think someone stole our idea.just looked over both of mine.should be fine.just do it up like the stock one.let me know how it works cause I might have to relocate the one on my 86 cause of a top secret idea.
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Id just be wary about using glass....its tough to mount well, and is prone to eventually break....

Suggestion....get a squarish plastic bottle...some of the new aloe drinks have similar, and are pretty sturdy....steam off the JD labels, then glue em onto the new bottle....

OR....make one from aluminum...then have a good airbrush artist do it up to look like a 1/2 filled bottle......I personally wouldnt use glass though....



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I think you can get JD in plastic.I remember at the Harley rendezvous
Ya can't have glass
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Even better then....most plastic booze bottles are pretty HD....



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x2 on the use of glass, not a great idea but the look of the JD bottle can go very well with the style you described.

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Thanks guys.
Ya I am worried about plastic warping or melting. Maybe I will try an aluminium beer bottle. Ill letcha know how it goes.
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How about one if the mini hienikin kegs

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Thanks guys.
Ya I am worried about plastic warping or melting. Maybe I will try an aluminium beer bottle. Ill letcha know how it goes.
The stock unit is plastic as are the same for most cars today. It depends on what type of plastic.

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Hey guys i finished the earshave the other day thanks for the help.

I am almost done with my bike and will post pictures soon.
But my question today is about the coolant reservoir tank. My bike has sort of a rat bobber look to it and I am going to try and make a new coolant overflow jug out of a jack daniels bottle. I would just run the main hose all the way to the bottom of the bottle and make sure that i still have some space in the top opening for the vent. I think this would work fine but what do you guys think?
Is there anything weird about our system that would throw this off?

Thanks
Great idea ! I like it !

As long as it's vented....you should be good to go !


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