how much rad fuild???


7 replies to this topic
  • copstop450

Posted May 04, 2007 - 10:15 AM

#1

will i read here that when its to the brim it tends to blow off and its only nesesary to fill it to the top of the fins? right now its at the fins and when i tip it to the right it goes over the fins. is this fine? its finally desided to stop leakin at that point so i guess its good there? thanks

  • cowboyona426

Posted May 04, 2007 - 10:17 AM

#2

Should be fine, just keep an eye out in case you start to boil. FWIW, my 06 is filled to the neck and I've never had any problems.

  • copstop450

Posted May 04, 2007 - 10:41 AM

#3

ya i fills mine to the neck it leaks out. but i read hear that the 03 450s are famous for leakin rad fuild and to the fins is enough

  • yami racer

Posted May 04, 2007 - 11:51 AM

#4

I always fill to the top and let it weep out but that is just me

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  • copstop450

Posted May 04, 2007 - 12:03 PM

#5

do u find that the weeping stops when its down to the level of the fins?

  • yami racer

Posted May 04, 2007 - 12:30 PM

#6

do u find that the weeping stops when its down to the level of the fins?

Never really noticed I just always fill it to the neck each ride....

  • CaptainKnobby

Posted May 04, 2007 - 04:27 PM

#7

Never really noticed I just always fill it to the neck each ride....

Do what you are doing! Fill it up to the neck and ride it for the next few days. Keep an eye on it after and before each ride,>>>If the level stays at the fins then you will be fine. My coolant in my 06 stays right at the bottom of the neck and has stayed there for the 24 hours I have on the bike. Just make sure you can see coolant in the rad everytime you get ready to ride.

  • BergArabia

Posted May 04, 2007 - 05:55 PM

#8

Never really noticed I just always fill it to the neck each ride....


Me too, but come to think of it, it seems to then always weep down to the level just above the fins. Have coolant in my toy hauler and check the coolant level in the bike at the start of every ride. It seems like about 20-30 mils is all that I can top it up with but I always do just in case...

Probably wouldn't need to. But you never know..





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