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post #1 of 3 Old 11-23-2010, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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14.5k mile maintenance

finally getting around to do this, i have the tank and cowling all removed, everything i read says the front valves can be checked with the radiator just moved forward and tied off. I have removed the bottom radiator bolt and get about an inch of movement before the left side hose is maxed out and the radiator cant come forward anymore.

Am i missing something here or am i going to need to remove the radiator? 2009 abs wee.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-23-2010, 12:37 PM
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Take it off. I've never tried with it on. Even if it can be done, and I'm not sure it can, it's much easier with the radiator off and removal/replacement of the radiator is simple.

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yeah i ended up removing it. 15,000 miles and the clearances were all around middle of spec except for one exhaust which was .23
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