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That's some helpful videos there. Not just about the lit install, but also to get the idea of stripping off each and every parts which will come handy for other basic maintenance also.
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Anyone here? A silly question. The owner's manual says to fill the coolant only through the reserve tank and never to open the radiator cap and fill. How does the oil in the reserve tank going to flow in to the radiator which is kept higher than the reserve tank?
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Anyone here? A silly question. The owner's manual says to fill the coolant only through the reserve tank and never to open the radiator cap and fill. How does the oil in the reserve tank going to flow in to the radiator which is kept higher than the reserve tank?
If it is known that the coolant system is full of coolant with the exception of the expansion tank, it is easier, thus recommended by Honda to supplant coolant by adding coolant through the expansion tank.

However, if it is unknown how the level of the coolant is within the coolant system, the coolant level can only be determined by opening the radiator cap. When you open the radiator and add coolant through the radiator cap, you potentially introduce air in to the coolant system, which you then have to take out of the system by bleeding the coolant system.

The coolant system is a pressured system, so the fluid has no problem traveling upwards. If you can get a hold of the workshop manual for this bike, it has a pretty good description of how the whole system works.
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If it is known that the coolant system is full of coolant with the exception of the expansion tank, it is easier, thus recommended by Honda to supplant coolant by adding coolant through the expansion tank.

However, if it is unknown how the level of the coolant is within the coolant system, the coolant level can only be determined by opening the radiator cap. When you open the radiator and add coolant through the radiator cap, you potentially introduce air in to the coolant system, which you then have to take out of the system by bleeding the coolant system.

The coolant system is a pressured system, so the fluid has no problem traveling upwards. If you can get a hold of the workshop manual for this bike, it has a pretty good description of how the whole system works.
Thanks for such a detailed info.
Is it a DIY process for a beginner to bleed out the old coolant and fill with new?
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Thanks for such a detailed info.
Is it a DIY process for a beginner to bleed out the old coolant and fill with new?
It's not going to be necessary if the level is not very low. Just adding an amount to top off the radiator doesn't require any additional work.

Your coolant should be just fine and not in need of replacement, but i would get the same coolant from the dealer and not use just anything that's handy.
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