I've done it several times.So… either of you removed that bent brake pedal before?
yeah that works or a vice. if your careful an adjustable wrench or 2 also works without removing it from the bike I even been known to prise it back with stick found at the side of the road so I could get home even on the day it put a hole in the clutch case I still got home as always carry duct tape. .'ve done it several times.
Literally just bend it back w a C clamp on a table and some good strength.
You'll get 3 or 4 good thrashings out of it before the metal snaps when trying to bend it back into place.
Ask me how I know.
no basically correct, you fill the system to max via the cap also half fill the expansion bottle. I sometimes start the engine a few seconds if I just filled the system to give the water pump time to circulate the coolant. then top up if required, replace the cap.As or the term "bleeding" the coolant system, I think it's better called "Burping".
I dont think there is a need to do so, I believe the Coolant res does this, as previously stated, but I am not 100% sure if it actually has a "recovery" path, more just a way to push out air build up when temps rise.
I very much could be wrong.
Oh, Interesting....as the coolant expands as the engine warms it forces any air left plus some coolant into the expansion bottle. as the engine cools, coolant is drawn from the expansion bottle by capillary action through a little valve on the top of the thermostat and keeps the rad and system full.
NOT a Reserve Tank , Expansion Tank, got it.It has two valves , 1 set at 13 PSI to hold pressure in the engine. when expansion over pressurize it the coolant flows to the expansion tank (not a reserve tank) then as the engine cools the coolant shrinks and is drawn back through a second valve set at approx 2 PSI.
Still crooked!😂NOT a Reserve Tank , Expansion Tank, got it.
This Recovery process is so mystical to me ;
Not quite understanding this 2nd Valve, need to find a diagram on how the 2nd valve makes the Capilary action take place. Guessing it's just pressure, but such a new theory to me my brain has exploded. Need to understand it before swapping that Expansion tank..
But , Don't mean to thread Jack,
Hows that crooked brake pedal coming along
U guys are talking some heavy stuff. I just want to know if it’s cool for me to remove that cap when draining and filling the bike back up. I don’t know about the bleeding or if it’s even necessary. I just don’t want to mess my bike up any further.It’s just expansion and contraction due to heat. No capliary action . Don’t over think this.
And what is this expansion tank?U guys are talking some heavy stuff. I just want to know if it’s cool for me to remove that cap when draining and filling the bike back up. I don’t know about the bleeding or if it’s even necessary. I just don’t want to mess my bike up any further.
Ok, all coming together now. And I’m pretty sure I got it. Thanks.Fill it at the thermostat housing until full where rad cap is.
Fill Expansion tank (it's on the other side, right side while on the bike, plastic bottle , fill according to lines.)
"Burping" process - Let bike get hot several times, ideally where the fan kicks on, either during idle or running it somewhere and fill the expansion bottle as needed until you stay above the "min" line and the level doesnt change.
Also , FOGs note on not removing rad cap during or after air purge process unless needed or you will need to redo the heat cycle/burp/air purge process over again
Please folks respect the basics of grammar. You are became you're -a contraction. It was never meant to evolve into an adjective- your.This is so it I’ll flow rather than trickle right. So when I fill it I use coolant in the radiator… if this is the case when do I fill the reservoir?