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    coolant catch/overflow/expansion

    Im wondering if anyone has relocated/replaced their coolant tank, and if so with what and where. I have some ideas, but am wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with this...
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    #2
    I was wondering the same thing.....When you put your battery behind the shock....what do you do with the coolant overflow tank? What are you using for a overflow tank now Ovlovder? do you have pics?
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      #3
      sprite bottle zip tied to the frame rails mc giever style

      lol just kidding

      i plan to put my battery there as well and was woundering that too
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        #4
        I got a small square nalgene bottle, wrapped it in aluminized heat barrier, behind the rear cylinder. doesnt look to trick, but my battery is tucked out of the way now. Tyga sells an HRC kit to do the same thing.
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          You can see it peaking out behind the frame rail.
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            #6
            This is the one that ovlovder speaks of, it looks pretty good:

            http://tinyurl.com/ymotjl
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              #7
              One of those little bears that honey comes in.

              I was all happy about the HRC bottle as it looks like it has an HRC sticker on it but alas,it was just on the wrapper and it's just a plain plastic bottle Sorta like paying for the tube rear brake res kit when you can put it together for yourself for $1.50.

              Go to a hardware or boating/auto supply store,look around for a container - not that it needs it but anything with measuring increments on it looks more trick, not as trick as a honey bear mind you - and go from there.

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                #8

                Honey bear would look pretty trick. It even has a tapered tip to cut off at the right diameter as your overflow hose. Dont forget the tiny vent hole in the top.
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                  #9
                  I believe this is what I used

                  http://www.nalgene-outdoor.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=14

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                    #10
                    this is what i got......



                    http://tyga-performance.com/site/pro...006600db449baf
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                      #11
                      Like $5.00? a Bottle some hose and zipties?
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                        #12
                        Purchased the overflow bottle from Tyga (hasn't come in yet) and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how does the return works. I've noticed that it looks like there is only one hose in and nothing out. Also what's the best way to take the OEM bottle out. Thanks for the help.
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                          #13
                          i would think the end of the hoes is submerged at the bottom of the bottle (kinda like a bong but i dont know any thing about that) so that one hoes would do double duty. theres only one hoes going to the stock one right? i cant remember. and to remove the stocker just get to the bolts holding it on, can be a pain.
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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by raul507
                            Purchased the overflow bottle from Tyga (hasn't come in yet) and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how does the return works. I've noticed that it looks like there is only one hose in and nothing out. Also what's the best way to take the OEM bottle out. Thanks for the help.
                            the angle clipped end goes into the bottle so that its at the bottom.
                            the other end of that goes goes to the radiator overflow.


                            when the coolant expands (from heating up) the overflow fills the bottle up slightly... when the coolant cools back down, it sucks some coolant back thru the hose. because the hose is submerged, it pulls water, and not air.


                            btw, there needs to be a TINY hole in the top of the bottle so that air can leave the bottle as it fills with coolant (and so air can enter as coolant leaves)


                            the second hose you see on the stock tank is a overflow hose.. if the bottle overflows, then coolant comes out of the hose.. but if you're paying attention to your temps and coolant levels, that should never happen... plus, if this bike ever sees the track, you do not want to dump coolant on the track.

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                              #15
                              ok ok let me get this straight...
                              the coolant tank in front of the rear shock is merely like an overflow type thing and that is what this smaller bottle type receptacle is replacing? ....allowing for a battery to be slipped in the space once occupied by the coolant tank?
                              that's what i want to do, seems like a good mod to go along with the monster seat mod so as to allow for either more open space under the seat or more space for carrying shit.
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