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Coolant Resivior relocation?

Had to move the stock resivior to under the seat due to exhaust clearance issues. I made a resivior and located it under the passenger seat. It is not user friendly and is starting to leak. Any ideas on how to fix this.

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Re: Coolant Resivior relocation?

Bump,
Common guys and gals, ya'll can flame a guy 4 pages long bout tinting a headlight, certianly ya'll have some ideas about this.

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Re: Coolant Resivior relocation?

"ya'all" & Indiana? OK, so maybe you moved. J/K

Anyway, about this reservoir relocation... What exhaust are you running, and why would any aftermarket exhaust interfere in the first place? As for the leak issue, operator error?
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holy hell?! why there? damn
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Re: Coolant Resivior relocation?

You mean the big, white plastic reservoir that sits low in the front of the bike?
I'm not sure why you had to move it. As Bacchus asked, what exhaust required you to move it? What is causing the reservoir to leak? Loose hoses? Can it be fixed by putting hose clamps on? Me thinks you don't want slippery antifreeze dripping on your back tire. Sorry, I don't have a real good solution to your problem. I'd probably look into fixing the exhaust so the original reservoir can go back to its original location.
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"ya'all" & Indiana? OK, so maybe you moved. J/K

Anyway, about this reservoir relocation... What exhaust are you running, and why would any aftermarket exhaust interfere in the first place? As for the leak issue, operator error?
Yes I,m an alien from Louisiana I was transported here in 94' to explore this harsh climate these earthlings endure.

The exhaust I'm running is a custom full titaniun M4 built for Annandale racing's 954 line which comes much closer to the block than stock but it does make it easier to get to the oil filter. I originally tried to modify the stock resivior, that was an abortion, worked for about 30 miles and dumbed antifreeze everywhere. I currently have a drink bottle with the drinking nipples replaced with hose nipples sealed with JB weld (I know you might be a red Neck), but they are starting to leak some. I hope there is some one that has done this already and has some ideas that work. I tried calling M4 and Annandale racing and they udes drink bottles as well but they had race plastics and mounted them where the headlight would be.

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Re: Coolant Resivior relocation?

Ah, I see. In that case, sounds like a sticky wicket, Hammer. Sorry, but I have no suggestions. Someone on here probably will though.
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Re: Coolant Resivior relocation?

is there enough room in front of the exhaust that you could build some brackets that would attach where the stock bottle was but move it out closer to the front of the bike. not sure if you really understand what I'm saying but it works in my head.

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is there enough room in front of the exhaust that you could build some brackets that would attach where the stock bottle was but move it out closer to the front of the bike. not sure if you really understand what I'm saying but it works in my head.
Just looked at the bike and I will comtemplate it further but it does not look good due to the tight spaces and the tire needing room to move. Thanks for the reply.

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Just looked at the bike and I will comtemplate it further but it does not look good due to the tight spaces and the tire needing room to move. Thanks for the reply.

What about moving it to the left lower fairing at an angle, this may not work either, my bike is in the trailer from beating up on Busas and 1Ks. Good luck though, hope you can find somewhere to put it.
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Re: Coolant Resivior relocation?

I would do some searching for an overflow resevoir from one of the four-stroke trail bikes such as DRZ's (i'm pretty sure they have one?), or other street bikes. You may be able to locate one that is different enough in size or shape as to allow it's mounting near the std. location. Another possible bonus would be that the fittings may already be correct, which would eliminate jb weld, etc. In addtion, the plastic would be of a suitable type for hot coolant-I agree with one of the other posts-slippery coolant+rear tire=possibly missing lots of riding time, i.e., you can't go faster in plaster...

Best of luck, I hope you can find something that will work-definitely cool to have a rare part on your bike such as your exhaust-great to set your bike apart-keep us posted!
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I would do some searching for an overflow resevoir from one of the four-stroke trail bikes such as DRZ's (i'm pretty sure they have one?), or other street bikes. You may be able to locate one that is different enough in size or shape as to allow it's mounting near the std. location. Another possible bonus would be that the fittings may already be correct, which would eliminate jb weld, etc. In addtion, the plastic would be of a suitable type for hot coolant-I agree with one of the other posts-slippery coolant+rear tire=possibly missing lots of riding time, i.e., you can't go faster in plaster...

Best of luck, I hope you can find something that will work-definitely cool to have a rare part on your bike such as your exhaust-great to set your bike apart-keep us posted!
yeah maybe try to find some slim one that will fit somewhere in the fairing. are car winsheild washer fluid resevoirs made of the same plastic as the coolant tanks (they seem to be)? if so a lot of cars has long skinny ones that run down the inside of the fender, maybe you can work one of them in.

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Re: Coolant Resivior relocation?

Thread revival! Uh huh...

You can make your own out of a CO2 paintball tank like this guy.





Might not work for everyone here b/c of fairing clearance but I say just strip her nekkid!
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