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New thermostat

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After all the excitement about the crappy thermostats in the 650R I changed mine tonight.

First things first. I cracked open a beer. Mmmmmm beer.


Drained the rad fluid.



Pulled the thermostat.



Looks Good so far. Swap it out with the new one.

Mix up a 50:50 mix of coolant to distilled water.



Add the new fluid.


Save the extra for top up.


Check some torques.



Run a check on the old thermostat.


Looks like I got lucky on mine.


Hope the new one works as well.

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Mine was stuck open...what I did find though was that I had to adjust my clutch as because the engine ran hotter it was slipping under heavy acceleration...once done though its been fine since...so look out for that one perhaps...

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Your the man, and it's our secret......... :)

Dirty little secrets.

In my line of work...... just cause it says it's new.........

You test everything.


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