Radiator overflow bottle.. is it safe to remove it?
Posted November 29, 2000 - 09:15 PM
(I do not ride for hours at a time without stopping and not sure I would overheat the bike to begin with).
Thanks in advance.
Posted November 30, 2000 - 04:51 AM
Posted November 30, 2000 - 07:14 AM
Welcome and good luck
86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.
Posted November 30, 2000 - 08:09 AM
Posted November 30, 2000 - 08:33 AM
Originally posted by rwhitlock:
I noticed that behind the left side number plate is an overflow bottle for the radiator. Can I remove this and not damage the coolant system of the bike?
The YZ doesn’t have the reservoir, and has the same PN radiator cap, so the answer is yes.
As long as my YZFM is moving it will not spit coolant, it is at slower speeds (and lower airflow to rad.s) that these bikes get hot. If you ditch the recovery bottle just check your coolant before each ride like I do and fill to an inch or so from the top.
Posted November 30, 2000 - 01:22 PM
Posted November 30, 2000 - 03:10 PM
The main reason I did it was to minimize the crap I had to remove to get the subframe off. My bike is dual sported with a Baja kit and between all of the wires and hoses, it was a major ordeal to get the subframe off. On my old KX it was a couple bolts and the airbox clamp and that was it. I guess I was spoiled by the ease of maintenance.
Posted December 02, 2000 - 10:23 PM
Posted December 02, 2000 - 02:41 PM
The rad cap is stock..only once have I had to top up my rad...It wasn't down very much and I have never had any problems with the reservoir removed..I live in Ontario, Canada so the summers get pretty warm on occassion.80-90 deg. F at times in July and Aug. Thats my input...
Posted December 02, 2000 - 02:48 PM
On Slow nasty long uphills my bike and those of my friends always boil the fluid into the bottle and then it goes back into the radiator. My friend with the YZ just pukes it out on these trails and then replaces it back at camp.
I kept my bottle: no spillage, no fluid to add, no worries when miles from camp and no source of water around, and of course your not puking a hazardous material all over the place.