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post #1 of 17 Old 07-17-2009, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Is there an easy way to put antifreeze in the Strom?

Is there a secret to adding anti-freeze? Do I always have to take the fairing off?

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Are you talking into the reservoir or the radiator?

For the reservoir you can use a transmission funnel to reach in there.

I've never tried to fill the actual radiator with the fairing on so can't help you there.

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If you are talking about filling the rad I used a funel with a long neck. The funnel was a good size that it just sat within the fairing. Worked fine.

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Check out this tutorial:

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I use an old dishwashing degergent bottle. The detergent cap usually has a cap on it that can be turned on and off. Put the spout into the tank, open the valve and squirt in the rad fluid. Easy, no mess...




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Where is the tutorial?

I like the idea of using a transmission funnel. I will try that one next time. I saw just a little bit of anti-freeze drip the other day and had to take the fairing side off to top the reservoir off. Hence the question.

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A regular funnel with a bit of tubing at the end works great too.

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[quote=Bamaboy;436413]Where is the tutorial? [quote]

Stromin'Nroman was being a jerk. He’s probably off now, pleasuring himself anally with a can of Mini-Shep’s Troll Spray. He and Mini-Shep were stupidly accusing me of being a troll in a different thread in the Off-Topic Section that same day.

Here’s an idea you may want to consider:

Below is a picture of a coolant dispenser rig I made from a 'fits all' kind of valve that I bought in the automotive section of Wal-Mart for $5-$7 dollars.

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I mounted a 18"-20" piece of 3/8" I.D. clear plastic vinyl tubing that I bought at Ace hardware to the end of valve. That valve will screw onto about any plastic jug--including an anti-freeze container. Has a twist valve to control the flow, too. Real nice so you don't have to remove the cowling to fill up the radiator. Also nice in filling up the burp bottle.

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There is an easy way and a right way:rolleyes: Unless you put antifreeze in the overflow container, you are not filling the cooling system. And unless you are a magic person, you are taking the plastic off and moving the tank. You should not have to do this more than once unless there is a leak, and then it is time to fix the leak, not add more antifreeze. Honest, Bob...

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There is an easy way and a right way:rolleyes: Unless you put antifreeze in the overflow container, you are not filling the cooling system. And unless you are a magic person, you are taking the plastic off and moving the tank. You should not have to do this more than once unless there is a leak, and then it is time to fix the leak, not add more antifreeze. Honest, Bob...
Does not take magic a funnel in fact is quite easy to use. It does not even take magical flashy hand movements.

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