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How do you check the fluid level in the radiator?

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Stand the bike upright, there should be a mark on the plastic resivoir below the radiator, fill coolant to mark.. It's been a few years since I've worked on a Honda but I'm sure the mark is on the left (shifter) side.

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  3. Step 3 (above) is the way you will remove air from your cooling system if you do not have a bleeder valve on your radiator. You will leave the cap off the radiator. You will run your car until it heats up. As the air dissipates, the radiator fluid level will go down. You will fill up your radiator fluid to the correct level. Be careful because the heated radiator fluid will be hot. Always wear leather gloves and safety goggles when working on your radiator.
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