Coolant Recovery Tank 426


4 replies to this topic
  • johnnyuterus

Posted September 16, 2009 - 06:52 PM

#1

I have an "01 426 and I'm looking at ordering this recovery tank:

http://motionpro.com.../partno/11-0025


Has anyone else installed one of these? or know how it works? the site doesn't say much.....


From others I've seen installed on other bikes it seems they connect to some sort of spout near the rad cap which obviously my bike doesn't have.


Does it simply re-route the overflow hose into a bottle and re-route it back into the top of the rad or do I have it wrong....????

  • pscook

Posted September 16, 2009 - 07:25 PM

#2

That's pretty cool, and not bad of a price. You can use the overflow spigot no problem.

The trick is that any coolant that escapes when the coolant heats up and expands will get drawn back in when the bike cools down and the liquid in the radiator and cooling system contracts. Pretty simple yet very effective. Makes my goofy ABS pipe-bomb looking contraption look like a dogs butt in comparison.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • MuDPoUNdeR

Posted September 16, 2009 - 08:34 PM

#3

Just make your own for about $2

Posted Image

  • DeeCee

Posted September 17, 2009 - 01:11 AM

#4

I have a motion pro coolant system on my CR250 and a WR450 coolant tank on my YZ400F.

The motion pro system works just fine on the CR250 and was originally mounted on my YZ400F.

The reason I fitted the WR tank was for its larger capacity as I found on very hot days (45 deg C +) with slow going I was losing most of the coolant from the mtion pro catch bottle (not from my radiator though). The WR tank has resolved that problem and because the CR seems to run cooler than the YZ, the motion pro system handles the CR in all conditions.

If you ride slow woods I suspect a larger catch tank will work best for you.

  • DrThumper

Posted September 17, 2009 - 09:28 AM

#5

I made my own by using a small (500cc) plastic bottle, put a whole in the lid for the hose, make it loose to let air out. And zip-tied it behind my plate. Been there for years, works great. When the engine cools off it sucks the coolant back in, simple. BTW- I have a YZ426.





Related Content

Forums
Photo

Chubby dad, looking at bikes , First trip to the orange/black forum ! by Slow_ride


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   KTM   250-530 EXC/MXC/SXC/XC-W/XCR-W (4-Strokes)
  • Hot  28 replies
Forums
Photo

BIGBORE FOR YZ450F 2006? by Taattie94


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 5 replies
Forums
Photo

The "going back to the other darkside" adventure... by Monk


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   KTM   250/350/450/505 SX-F & XC-F (4-Strokes)
  • Hot  113 replies
Forums
Photo

2016 YZ450 by CaptainKnobby


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  59 replies
Forums
Photo

YZ450FX OR YZ450F by MESSMAKER


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  30 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.