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"Dry", in that do not drain your coolant then let it stay dry.

I had a small puncture in my radiator, and decided to replace it and do ALOT of work on the S4R. With the radiator fluid out, I let it stay dry for a few months, and this is what I am left with.



Pics 1 and 2 are the connector to the rubber hose from the water pump fan. Notice the corrosion and rust from my neglect.

OUCH.




Pic 3 is the vertical cylinder connector to the rubber hose. Notice the rust residue that trickled down the hose to the connector.



Now I am taking a rotary wire brush on a dremel and cleaning her up. Paranoid as hell, I am looking her over intensly.



Sorry ladies and gentlemen, but this is not just a peice machinery from Italy, this is an emotional and passionate member of my family.

Am I sick????
 

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coolant? what's that? that like the headlight fluid?

[cheeky]

no, you're not sick [thumbsup]
 

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Damn!

I knew the two valvers would have the last laugh!!


LOL.
 

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beyote said:
d**n!

I knew the two valvers would have the last laugh!!


LOL.
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It's easy enough to flush the cooling system on the Monsters. Just fill it with some distilled water, and perhaps 'water wetter', and run it around for a bit. Then Dump that water, and refil. You'll probably find that alot of that goop is gone.
 

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beyote said:
Damn!

I knew the two valvers would have the last laugh!!


LOL.
HA yes!
 

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Thats why it is a closed system, the Antifreeze does not like oxygen and ends up looking like your pics. Just refill and ride, then reflush as someone else stated in above posts.
 

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Nyaha! J/k.

So you guys are saying that red stuff isn't rust or that it will flush out regardless of what it is?
 

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Saying it will clean itself out is pure ignorance, and yes, of course it is a closed system, we all know it is not an engine on a power boat!!! That should be taken for granted.


I was simply bringing to light my mistake.

It should be cleaned out by hand, and the rust residue, which had just leaked down should, in theory be taken away by the first or second flush of ionized water after the bike has come to temp and circulated the fluid.

I used a dremel to clean out the rust, and it was a snap, taking maybe 45 seconds.

When the bike is complete, I will run it and flush it and report my findings.
 

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i wouldn't sweat it. if most people saw the bottom of their radiators they would pass out! not just bikes but cars, too.
 

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Ash,.. an open system would be something like on a motor on a power boat where the water from the lake would be taken in to cool the engine.



Just bothersome when someone is sharing info, and others patronize.


Yes, I know it is not the end of the world.
 

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Beyote, Patronize!! I dont think you know what I mean by a closed system. Closed sytem meaning NO OXYGEN/ AIR in your cooling system when full of coolant. Oxidation occurs when the coolant mixes with air, as I seen by your pics. So, no I am not patronizing you or your bike. Just a simple answer on why it occured.
 

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Beyote, Patronize!! I dont think you know what I mean by a closed system. Closed sytem meaning NO OXYGEN/ AIR in your cooling system when full of coolant. Oxidation occurs when the coolant mixes with air, as I seen by your pics. So, no I am not patronizing you or your bike. Just a simple answer on why it occured.
jes
 
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