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That's my bike you see with the coolant recovery canister on it that Barry posted. The bike was constantly puking coolant once the temp hit 200 or so. At $20 CDN for a jug of Dexcool it can get expensive. The canister looks real good, works great and tucks in nicely behind the engine crash bar. You'll notice I turned the clamp around so the allen head bolts are hidden on the back side of it. Nice job Barry.

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One more comment I'll add. If you look at Barry's picture of the one where you can see the bolts, look at the front of my radiator. I live in the country and I have about 200 yards of gravel to travel on before I get to the highway. I was worried about rocks coming up off the front tire and possibly damaging the rad. So I got a piece of stainless screen that they call "10 mesh" which is 10 holes per inch, and sandwiched it between the fan and the rad. It also keeps the bugs out and is easy to clean with a high pressure washer, as long as you aim the washer down instead of straight at it.
 

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The tube the hose is connected to is just a straight piece of stainless steel pipe. I put a small hose clamp under the fancy fafe fitting you see on it. I also put one on the rad end as well. You will also see another small pipe hanging down beside it. This pipe runs up high inside the canister to about an inch from the top. It is an overflow pipe and acts as a vent as well, so there is no need for venting on the cap. You must hose clamp both ends of the braided hose so the system will work properly. If you don't the hot coolant may enter the canister OK, but will not get sucked back into the rad again once it cools down if indeed it's able to suck air. It works like a siphon.
 

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Hi Don B.

I found a store in Calgary that specializes in screens, called Accurate Screens. They sell any kind of screen you can think of to the construction and oil industries. I think the dimensions I wanted were 19 3/4 X 14 3/4, so I got them to cut it to size for me. Cost $15.
 

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Don, I talked to Bob and he didn't think it would a problem to send you one pre-cut. I advise you measure it because I could be mistaken about the dimensions. Make sure the edges tuck in under the lip of the rad as you see in the picture. With it tucked under and the six fasteners on the rad it is very solid there and it doesn't move. You should get a new fastener kit from your local Boss Hoss dealer. It comes with the sticky foam rubber pads as well as six fasteners.
 

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Don, it's one solid piece with nothing cut out behind the fan. As far as I can tell it doesn't seem to restrict air flow, but I'm sure it would have to a little bit. We haven't had enough warm weather up here yet to be able to tell. When the fan does come on, it seems to cool down at the same rate it did before.
 
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