Help: Radiator fill cap hose


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goatchaw2020
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Help: Radiator fill cap hose

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So i got a little impatient changing my timing belts over the weekend and popped my radiator clean out instead of just moving it out of the way. Now. I'm in even more trouble because I can't for the life of me squeeze my hand around the frame/fairing to reattach the hose that goes from the reservoir to the radiator filler cap. Does anyone have any advice on how to get this bugger attached without removing the faux tank and/or removing the whole front fairing? I've been kicking myself in the rear for benching my only rider during such nice weather and I want to get er back on the road!

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Re: Help: Radiator fill cap hose

Post by winguyjo »

i haven't touched an 1100 since last spring, and the old brain is quickly discarding info these days, but as i recall, removing the faux tank is simple and makes a lot of jobs so much easier, so you might want to go that route.

goatchaw2020
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That was my assumption unfortunately. You'd think k it'd be simple, and so did I, but the mounts sit behind the fairing. So unfortunately that bear is actually gonna have to come off i suppose

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Re: Help: Radiator fill cap hose

Post by johnny42 »

I don't recall any major problem doing mine last year. But I have smallish hands. Can you find someone with smallish hands with enough strength to install it? I think I got it started, then used some sort of tool to push/pry it on the rest of the way. Use some spit to get it started.

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Re: Help: Radiator fill cap hose

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To remove the faux gas tank (The Pod ) remove the seat, two Allen bolts toward the rear of the seat, once removd that exposes two bolts at the rear or the pod NOW remove the two lower side fairing pieces and look with a light toward the front bottom of the pod there is an area that is curved to get a socket in there and in the middle of that is the bolt so 4 10 MM bolts holding the pod on you will have to wiggle the pod around to get it off but once you have done it, it is easy now your over flow tank and hose is very easy to get at

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Re: Help: Radiator fill cap hose

Post by Wilcoy02 »

FYI:


Once I got the false tank off, I have never put the 2 front bolts back in. This was 15 yrs ago. Never a problem while riding.
Now all I have to do is remove the seat and then take the 2 bolts at the rear off.

I also never put the bolts on the seat.



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