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bigshug1

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Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:29:25 AM »

Thinking of adding one to the R6 because (1) I can't leave well enough alone, (2) I like the tidiness of the setup and (3) it helps me *look* like I have a more professional go-fast motorsickle!   :D

Seriously, though - benefits to the smaller reservoir over the stock setup? It's about the same cost as buying a used OEM reservoir off eBay - but the used parts I'm seeing look like they've been filled with Virginia red clay. No idea what has stained the insides of the bottles I'm seeing.

Your thoughts?
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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 06:48:29 AM »

I’ve never installed an aftermarket bottle, but I’m thinking the advantage is that it provides a more secure way to hold the fluid. You can reposition it in a part of the bike that is less prone to damage in a crash. Just speculating. I’m also interested to seeing what those with experience are doing and why.
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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 09:45:39 AM »







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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 05:51:43 PM »

I never open the radiator. When the bottle shows low I add.


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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 09:55:29 PM »

Mike: That bottle on your R1 looks like it might be one of these, yes?

That's a nice setup.  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 09:58:17 PM »

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 but the used parts I'm seeing look like they've been filled with Virginia red clay. No idea what has stained the insides of the bottles I'm seeing.

Your thoughts?

Both of mine are stained pink'ish-red yes.  I assume it is a by-product of using watterwetter.  I asked Jim about the red in my overflow bottle of my R6 and he said its absolutely nothing to worry about.
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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 01:58:50 AM »

Well pink I hope if red something else might be going on. Yes MP bottle.


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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 09:18:41 AM »

Mike - I'll come holler atcha this weekend at NCBike. I have the MP bottle and I'd like to add it to mine - I'm thinking the upper fairing stay is a good spot to add a bracket, but I'd like to see what input you have too.....
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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2018, 04:52:20 PM »

I decided to relocate my bottle this off season. Stole Ruhe’s mounting point. It will be nice to see if the coolant is low without having to remove the fairing.




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Re: Coolant reservoir bottle - show me your setup!
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2018, 09:23:01 AM »

Nice Dan. I think I may have to do this
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