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necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

Hello guys, i have a question. my bike is a 6/2001 929RR the coolant is till now never been refreshed is this really necessary. Is this a technical diffucalt
job and how does it works, are the tricks?
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Re: necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

Coolant should be changed every 2 years. It's not hard. On my 929 I pull off the one lower hose and let it drain into a big aluminum roasting pan. Then I pull off the small hose that goes to the overflow and drain that, too. My changes are due to switching to distilled water for track season, so I refill, run to above 180, drain, and repeat a few times until it's running clear. You probably don't need to flush it as much, I'm not sure what the recommended procedure is for that.
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Re: necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

so i must onley unlock te hose of the reserve tank and from the radiator? nothing at the pump? After refill start the engine with the fill dops of the thank to get the air out?
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Re: necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

You dont really need to run it to 180deg every time. The coolant will flow enough to flush out the old stuff, there is a bleed hole in the thermostat. Be careful of the hot water and pouring room-temp water into a hot engine block can cause cracks

Make sure you get a silicate-free coolant. Make sure it actually says that on the label. The silicates(ultra-fine sand) will destroy your water pump seal and you will be changing the coolant again very soon, though not by choice that time.

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Re: necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

There is a screw on the water pump that you can unbolt and drain the coolant from there. Much easier then removing the hoses IMO. When you're refilling it (flush it w/ distilled water only) leave the rad cap off, turn the bike on, blip the throttle a few times then fill as needed.
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Re: necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

There are 2 drain screws one on the pump and one on the front of the engine left side just under the header. Mine has a "C" stamped on it for coolant.

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Re: necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

thank you for the good info
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Re: necessary to refresh coolant 929RR?

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You dont really need to run it to 180deg every time. The coolant will flow enough to flush out the old stuff, there is a bleed hole in the thermostat. Be careful of the hot water and pouring room-temp water into a hot engine block can cause cracks

Make sure you get a silicate-free coolant. Make sure it actually says that on the label. The silicates(ultra-fine sand) will destroy your water pump seal and you will be changing the coolant again very soon, though not by choice that time.
Thanks for that tip. I hadn't thought about that. I thought I had to run it up that high to get the thermostat to open. So, I should just run it a bit, not up to 180? I'll try that this year. So far, so good, but I won't take that chance again...
Although, I think I let it cool down for at least 15 mins before emptying and refilling, so I didn't burn myself draining the hot coolant.
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