Is WR426 overflow bottle needed???
Posted September 24, 2002 - 06:07 PM
Posted September 24, 2002 - 06:56 PM
Posted September 24, 2002 - 07:24 PM
Posted September 24, 2002 - 08:04 PM
BTW, Ive been running without my overflow sense my bike was new. Ive yet had to put any water in it.
Posted September 25, 2002 - 02:07 AM
Posted September 25, 2002 - 02:48 AM
If you remove your overflow indefinitely, you can install a YZ side panel (on the left side >> It is sleeker and does not protrude so much.
I carry maybe ~< 1 qt. in my overflow.
Water weighs 8#/gallon.
Salt [sea] water weighs 8.8#/gallon.
Coolant is somewhere in between.
>> We are looking at 2# + hose and bottle weight.
Posted September 25, 2002 - 03:27 AM
Personally, I would'nt remove it. My '02 will overheat in a couple of minutes if I leave it running while waiting for the trail to clear ahead of me, or while waiting for others to catch up. If you do remove it, I would recommend that you kill the motor whenever you need to stop for, say, more than 1/2 minute. As far as the weight, minimal. I did'nt check, but my guess is that when the tank is a proper level, less than a pint of coolant is present.
My opinion is that it is excellent insurance against expensive engine repairs.
Posted September 25, 2002 - 04:54 AM
Posted September 25, 2002 - 05:27 AM
I see you are from roseville.
Originally posted by wr426:
Do I really need to keep htis heavy overflow bottle on my wr I never notice it getting hot with it on their?? I figure it might save a pound or two if i take it off. Thanks for any Advice,jim
If you ride foresthill it will be 50/50 that you need it. Personally I swapped the subframe out and just run a 1.8bar rad cap off of an '01 kx65.
I haven't had any boil over issues but the catch tank is good insurance.
Posted September 25, 2002 - 08:13 PM