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J6G1Z

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My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« on: August 03, 2014, 02:51:28 pm »
For some reason my bikes airbox & the plastic around it are dried out & brittle, including my coolant recovery tank. It had a hole in it just above the low water line & leaked. I removed the coolant recovery tank from my parts bike, only to find out that it was about in the same condition.

So... I had to improvise for a while & here was my solution.

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Re: My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 03:01:27 pm »
Yes that is a pill bottle. :-[ ;D Hey it works.

I've been looking for a suitable replacement for a while. I was about to approach one of the local fabricators to see what it would cost to make a small aluminum or stainless tank.

Recently there was a question on one of the forums about auxilary fuel tanks & I remembered a company that I had found a few years back. While I was checking their web-site I found this little fuel catch can: http://tourtank.com
Finally I had found my new coolant recovery tank. I know that $30 seems pretty steep for a coolant recovery tank, but I doubt that I could have one made for that price.

It arrived yesterday & took a matter of minutes to install. Usually I'm not a big fan of using hose clamps to attach accessories, but it has to be better than zip-ties. Just be carefull of the ends once you snap off the excess.
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Re: My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 03:02:54 pm »
...And here it is on the bike.



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Re: My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 09:02:38 pm »
How does the bottle vent?

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Re: My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 08:16:53 am »
Can you see the 90 degree elbow near the top of the bottle in the middle set of pictures? That is the vent or the overflow line that I ran out the bottom of the bike. What's not shown in those pics, is that there is a threaded hole in the middle of the top. The OEM overflow tube fits snugly into that hole & down to the bottom of the bottle. I wish there was a sight glass or level indicator on the bottle, but will just have to do without.

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Re: My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 08:43:49 pm »
Got it  :)

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Re: My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 09:12:09 am »
Hey that's a pretty sweet looking tank. Very old school hotrod looking.
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Re: My New Custom Coolant Recovery Tank.
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 10:03:35 am »
Hey that's a pretty sweet looking tank. Very old school hotrod looking.

So... I take it that you think it's an improvement over my pill bottle? LOL!


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