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Super Sneaky Steve 10-30-2006 11:27 AM

Coolant Flush NEW
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xlBUweIWiw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ShbQEBLwRc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvRfsFjlQEc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb1465U3bZo

Be sure your bike is level. Either with a swing arm stand or have a buddy sit on the bike as you work. I highly recommend a stand though.

This should be done every two years.

D'lo 10-31-2006 08:25 AM

Thanks so much!
 
SSS,

Thanks so much for that video. I can do that! No problem. I hinestly do not know if my coolent is good or bad, it looks brown, and the bike was a 2004 purchased in 2006. I just want to change it to make sure. I'll check out Murrays .
thanks again.

jmd 10-31-2006 09:54 AM

Wow...you got your own section! Congrats.

Evidently our plan for 919's to take over this forum is going nicely... 8)

MotoGPFan26 12-10-2006 01:48 PM

Thanks Steve, you just helped me change my coolant today seeing as how my bike is a 2004 model. Anyway, thanks for the help Steve...

Super Sneaky Steve 12-08-2007 08:22 PM

the top two links are new

i'll have the thrid one up next week if all goes well.

Super Sneaky Steve 12-16-2007 10:43 AM

Fourth video added

FIREBALL 04-01-2009 10:50 AM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Hey steve got a question on the drain plug/bolt to the coolant, does it have a washer/o-ring on the bolt and does that needs replacing when your flushing coolant right? Im thinking of flushing coolant on my bike this weekend and was curious? I dont want to get half way thru it only to not be able to finish cause of a washer or plug...y'know....

GuyD 04-01-2009 11:02 AM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Thanks Steve, give me a reason to drop more coin on a Depretto moto coolant hose. I wish they had the third small piece that runs under the back of the engine instead of just the two big hoses.

Super Sneaky Steve 04-01-2009 11:53 AM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FIREBALL (Post 101619)
Hey steve got a question on the drain plug/bolt to the coolant, does it have a washer/o-ring on the bolt and does that needs replacing when your flushing coolant right? Im thinking of flushing coolant on my bike this weekend and was curious? I dont want to get half way thru it only to not be able to finish cause of a washer or plug...y'know....

I don't remember there being an O-ring, but if there is one you can reuse it.

hondagirl 04-01-2009 01:56 PM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
I always enjoy your videos!
Informative and down to earth.
Ya, and entertaining ;)

djamalt 04-01-2009 05:07 PM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
No O-ring on the 06. But be VERY careful putting that bolt back it. It strips very easily and you'll have to re-thread the casing if you jack it up. So just "be gentle."

FIREBALL 04-01-2009 08:49 PM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by djamalt (Post 101639)
No O-ring on the 06. But be VERY careful putting that bolt back it. It strips very easily and you'll have to re-thread the casing if you jack it up. So just "be gentle."

.....my hornet is a 04, but regardless thanks for the info guys...:thumbsup

NOTE: It was a (copper/brass) washer for those wondering, now the hornets nice and clean again.

IA Hornet 04-05-2009 03:54 PM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Off topic....but is there a video on draining carbs?

Super Sneaky Steve 04-06-2009 06:45 AM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Unfortunately I don't have a bike with carbs anymore. But there's a screw under the floatbowl that you could unscrew.

Sundog 10-04-2009 09:53 AM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
The '04 manual says replace the sealing washer at the drain bolt with a new washer when replacing coolant - but I want to do it today and I don't have a new washer. Who thinks it will be okay to go ahead and reuse the old washer?

I don't really want to slowly leak my coolant all over the place though.

carlitos_92 10-04-2009 10:25 AM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sundog (Post 118544)
The '04 manual says replace the sealing washer at the drain bolt with a new washer when replacing coolant - but I want to do it today and I don't have a new washer. Who thinks it will be okay to go ahead and reuse the old washer?

I don't really want to slowly leak my coolant all over the place though.

Given the warnings about stripping the bolt, and the fact that you might not revisit this for two years, I think I'd get a new washer.

tacoslash 03-04-2012 08:30 PM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Just a quick question lads, When you fill the bike with the new coolant, you fill it till it gets full in the two tanks then you close them, make the motor go for about a minute and then open the caps again??? In the manual it's not very clear if the caps are open when the motor is running or not... In your awsome video steve you say to fill the bike up, close the caps, make it run for a minute, stop it, open the radiator cap, fill it up, start the bike again, check the level and do it again???

I just don't want to mess up the coolant change this year so thanks in advance!

dabinche 03-04-2012 11:55 PM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
I fill the radiator and reservoir, run the motor till the fan cycles once then let it cool off, then fill the reservoir again. After a good ride you should check the reservoir again.

tacoslash 03-06-2012 11:29 AM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Thank you very much to all of you guys and just for the info what coolant do you use???

Thanks!

raginrabbit80 03-18-2012 02:18 PM

Re: Coolant Flush NEW
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tacoslash (Post 206669)
Thank you very much to all of you guys and just for the info what coolant do you use???

Thanks!

Pro Honda HP coolant 50/50 blend.


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