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Old 07-12-2007, 06:05 PM
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Why do I have this?

Anyone know why I have this little bottle instead of a coolant tank? I bought the bike last week and it runs like a champ and never even gets close to being hot but I do'nt know the reason behind it?
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:16 PM
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I'd say the original coolant overflow went kaput somehow and the previous owner, in a spate of creativity, rigged that up. Or he was a fanatic about weight savings. Any other oddities on the bike? I'd start looking for other examples of creative use of everyday objects.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:19 PM
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I haven't noticed any thing else out of the ordinary. Is it safe for the bike?
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If it hasn't been overheating I wouldn't stress. But keep an eye on things for sure.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:27 PM
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Was it secured to the frame? Chances are it's safe...until your bike overheats and the bottle goes boom. Which, though possible, isn't likely. At the very least you should secure it so it doesn't bounce around, but getting a stock overflow wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:37 PM
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No it was just laying loose in the void where the stock tank was. I'll just zip-tie it to something and start looking for a stocker, thanks guys!
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:45 PM
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Better yet find a real expansion tank with this hose on the bottom and a vent on the top.
The air need to escape or it will over pressurize and blow/leak.
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Since I will likely never use mine again I'll dig it up this weekend and ship it to you.
PM me your address and I'll ship it out asap.

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Old 07-12-2007, 10:24 PM
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Why won't you put it back on? What have you got on there now?
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Thats just a puke tank right now. For it to suck coolant back into the radiator it needs a hose that sits inside on the bottom and a vent on the top.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:08 AM
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here is a stocker on e-bay right now:

Item number: 1901308
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by DirtFreak View Post
Why won't you put it back on? What have you got on there now?
He has a very modded underseat radiator system for his streetfighter.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Besucher98 View Post
here is a stocker on e-bay right now:

Item number: 1901308

Already watching that one, Thanks for trying to help though.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by superbling View Post
He has a very modded underseat radiator system for his streetfighter.
Ahh... Just looking at my bike and thinking about what it must have taken to do that makes my head hurt.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:26 PM
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If you look at the pics you'll see that there is an overflow tank but it's off a VTR250 since I had to make room for some plumbing in the bottom of the V.
BTW, I have the original tank in my hand, it's yours for the cost of shipping.

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Just sent you a PM, did you do the mod yourself?
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There were three of us:
Me , myself and I


In all seriousness, yes myself, in my garage.

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Nice.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:12 PM
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We really should start a thread for stupid things done by the previous owner.
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Originally Posted by spdrcr View Post
We really should start a thread for stupid things done by the previous owner.
Care would have to be excersised... sometimes old owners visit... and know the screen names of those they sold to... I would hate to offend someone just for a joke...
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Yeah, no kidding. Who was the guy that had pics of his front brake reservoir all gobbed up with JB Weld or whatever? He had some other fucked up stuff on his bike from the PO too. Some folks and the things they do never fail to amaze me.
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Old 07-18-2007, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Hawkrider View Post
Yeah, no kidding. Who was the guy that had pics of his front brake reservoir all gobbed up with JB Weld or whatever? He had some other fucked up stuff on his bike from the PO too. Some folks and the things they do never fail to amaze me.
That is my bike. I'm working on fixing all these items. Carb sync is next (after I make some guages )

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...ead.php?t=5790
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I know you're working on it. No offense was meant. I posted in the other thread that we should start a new thread like this. I think it'd be funny as hell...in a demented sort of way.
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At first read i thought it might be a handy/convenient way to change out the coolent to water on the track as per regulation of most tracks.. is this a possibility?
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Old 07-19-2007, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Hawkrider View Post
I know you're working on it. No offense was meant. I posted in the other thread that we should start a new thread like this. I think it'd be funny as hell...in a demented sort of way.
I was not offended. Just stating that I am working on it. Paint is coming this winter.
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