Has anyone pulled off their coolant bottle?
Posted December 05, 2005 - 10:08 PM
Posted December 05, 2005 - 10:19 PM
The wr has a coolant bottle for a reason - if you think that you don't need it, take it off.
Posted December 05, 2005 - 11:22 PM
Posted December 06, 2005 - 05:56 AM
Posted December 06, 2005 - 06:54 AM
Posted December 06, 2005 - 08:11 AM
if you can afford them,fluidynes are the way to go. i've got them on my yz and they are much stronger than the stock units. and if you wreck a stocker there is really no sense in replacing it with oem because you can get a pair of fluidynes for just over the cost of one oem rad. that little container(overflow) half full of fluid is probly 2 lbs at least(the tank itself weighs a lb) ,sloshing around very high above the C of G if you insist on having one,the turkey baster mod (or like) looks to be the most wieght conscious,keeps it lower also
Funny how some guys are going out and spending hundreds on larger aftermarket radiators while others are pulling off their coolant resevoirs.
Posted December 06, 2005 - 08:29 AM
Posted December 06, 2005 - 12:16 PM
I agree. The small amount of weight you will reduce the bike by is not worth it.
coolant=bad for nature.
Posted December 06, 2005 - 02:00 PM
Posted December 06, 2005 - 02:06 PM
What is the "Turkey baster mod" ??
It refers to a small coolant recovery system for bikes not originally equipped with a coolant reservoir.
Posted December 06, 2005 - 04:10 PM
Posted December 06, 2005 - 04:22 PM
The bottle was added to the WR because it is a trail bike and it makes it friendly to the environment Mine has never leaked and IMO there is no reason to take it off.
I have never had a bike with one of these overflow bottles. Is the wr more prone to leak fluid? I have never had a problem with any of my bikes over heating. I am in southern california where it's pretty warm and never overheated a bike. I ride everwhere: desert, dunes, and mountains. Is it just something with the wr? Thanks for the replys, Dan
Posted December 06, 2005 - 08:36 PM
take it off and run evans npg-r,you can't force that stuff out at gunpoint since using it all summer i've not had to replace any lost coolant. never did in the wr either(had the overflow removed), before using evans my bike used to puke anything (redline w/water,engine ice,50/50) this stuff stays put!
Hey MM, Any prep need to be done for the evans.
Posted December 07, 2005 - 06:40 AM
Posted December 07, 2005 - 08:55 AM
Posted December 07, 2005 - 11:42 AM
Posted December 07, 2005 - 01:09 PM
$25 shipped will get you the one off my 04 wr,hoses and everything
I'm looking for a WR coolant bottle for my '99 YZ 400F and '02 YZ 426f (just in case). Anyone have them for sale?
Posted December 07, 2005 - 01:32 PM
I highly doubt that the coolant reservoir is there for environmental purposes.
I'm not sure about other states but in CA all liquid cooled "trail" bike manufactures are required to equip the bikes with an over flow bottle. I don't think it's illegal to remove them but they must be there when sold new