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Overflow bottle relocate

I decided to mod the overflow tank on my SP1.
I had seen the motion pro one on eBay & ordered one with the intension of fitting it on the right hand side under the radiator.
Reason for doing the mod was to free some space where the OEM tank is because the clutch cable was sitting a bit to snuggly under it for my taste & i wanted to fit the capillary stat for the fan in there
The new tank duly turned up in the post & I set about doing the mod.



As soon as I finished fitting it I started the bike up & watched the level in the tank rise. I expected some change. but quickly became nervous that the new bottle was'nt really big enough and it looked like dog shit. So I fitted this instead.



750ml and made of ally. More peace of mind being near the downpipe & works a treat.

Just for anyone thinking of fitting the motion pro bottle.
It works. But its not worth the money. 25 for about 2 worth of plastic.
Naw, its pants actually.

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The plastic ones are meant to be mounted up next to the snorkel like the HRC bikes.

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Yeh I know man.
But plod don't like it when you take your lights out to fit water bottles. Which is what I'de have to do & I like my headlights where they are.
I just weren't happy with the size of the thing. Can't hold more than about 250ml. O.K for crossers what it's designed for I suppose. It's not for me though & I still reckon it's overpriced.
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got it. I forget you guys have pretty strict regs over there. How much did the motion pro cost?

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The motion pro cost me 25
The ally bottle cost me 2 from ASDA (Walmart). The tube & fittings came from work.
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Makes more sense if its on the RHS of the bike, that way you just need to take off the right fairing when doing the coolant and checking your levels.

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I wanted shot of the OEM tank is all.
It's the only realistic place to relocate one.
Other than hanging out behind the rearsets.
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Here's what I needed the space for.



I can set my own fan temp now.
Keeps the bike at between 85-90C now.
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Fitted this fan to the left rad today.
Its a 7" fan & it Pushes the air.
I had a punt & bought two from china for 25 .
I'm glad I did now.
I was going to fit one to the right hand rad as well. But decided to see what it did on its own.
I let the temp climb to 100 Deg.C then turned the stat down to 60 deg.
It brought the temp straight down to 80 Deg. where the thermostat started to maintain the temp.
Set it holding temperature at 90 Deg.
With the capillary bulb mounted on the top hose
It wasn't hot out. but its definitely more efficient at removing the heat & I don't need to fit the second fan. Which is a relief because I'd have to move the oil cooler.
it really blasts the air out through the rad & I've got a spare now.

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good work amigo. plus you managed to do it without forking out ridiculous prices too by the looks of it

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