2001 WR426 Coolant Recovery Bottle ?
Posted May 06, 2008 - 05:44 AM
I ride alot of tight singles that will definitely cause the bike to get warm. Should I be looking to reinstall the recovery bottle? I know it is a little extra weight, but it would be better than running to low on coolant.
Posted May 06, 2008 - 06:32 AM
I never thought my recovery tank did anything until I removed it.
Same thing as you I ride a lot of tight single track and was losing coolant all the time.
Fortunatly I left all the tubing in place so reinsatalling the tank was a breeze.
Try to find one on ebay cheap.
Posted May 06, 2008 - 08:29 PM
YZs don't have it.
It mount under the rear fender on the left side on the sub frame.
It is a must have unless you ride motocross, or you never slowdown.
Keep in mind( with a filled radiator)when coolant gets hot it expands it needs to go somewhere. to the ground or to the overflow bottle.
When your bike cools coolant volume decrease, create negative pressure in the cooling system, and pulls in air or coolant from the reservoir.