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My thermostat it tilted to make room for my sportster tank. Wondering how I should fill the coolant if its tilted this way or if I should remove the thermostat all together. Any suggestions?
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Use a small funnel or piece of hose.
After you get the fluid to run out here, put the cover on, fill the over flow tank, and heat up the engine. Then recheck for correct level in the overflow after its cold.


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yeah tried that, could barely get enough coolant in the there before it started spilling out. Might just have to relocate the thing or remove it altogether

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yeah tried that, could barely get enough coolant in the there before it started spilling out. Might just have to relocate the thing or remove it altogether
I removed mine altogether.
You can see in this photo, I just ran a single hose.
Topped everything off, and connected hose as quick as possible.
Never had any issues
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do you have any issues with it riding in colder weather? I'm from WI...

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do you have any issues with it riding in colder weather? I'm from WI...
As long as you have the right ratio of Antifreeze, I can't imagine you would have an issue. Once it gets to 32deg I don't ride (for fear of black ice patches)
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how did you burp the system to remove any air or did you just fill the coolant and put the hose on quick?
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