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Over filled coolant reservoir etc help!!

Ok here's the situation. I wanted to do a coolant flush/change on my 11 zx6r. My issue was that I didn't know how how remove the upper right fairing with out removing the front fairing. Iam crunched on time here with work so decide to drain everything I could from the bottom drain bolt. Which now leads just a little bit in the reservoir. I decide the new coolant will "overtake" the old few ounces.(which it did in my opinion based on the color change-put engine ice in.) my issue is that I wasn't thinking and just about topped off the reservoir.(not the full line but topped off)
Now I need to fill the neck which is damn near impossible to reach with a flexible funnel!!. Now the neck isn't quite topped off yet from what i can feel with my finger but the reservoir is full, like the actual container is from earlier. I ran it till the fan turned on hopeing the bike would suck in what it needed from the reservoir but never did. I'm gonna take the cap off soon to see if it burps the system and lowers the reservoir? Any ideas on what needs to be done besides do it the right way next time??

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It seemed to have went down a small touch prior to me opening the cap. Just from sitting 40 min. But it's still pretty high in the reservoir. Where all the die hard zx6r mechanics out there?!!

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As far as I know, you cannot remove the side fairings independently on the 09-12. Both the sides and the front have to come off together before you can split them. That is probably what I hate most about my bike.
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Maybe drain a little from the bottom of the bike, but not to much, then run engine till it gets hot then let it cool to draw the coolant out of the overflow back into the motot ? only way I can think of without getting to the overflow tank to cyphon it out.

Maybe others will have better ideas, good luck.
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Doesn't the overflow reservoir have it's own overflow tube to drain away excess fluid on it's own?
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If your radiator is full and the fan comes on, the temps are normal but your overflow is too full. Just use a turkey baster to draw out the excess. No need to have your cooling system purge all the excess to the asphalt and cause an unsafe slippery condition. That's just me though.
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If your radiator is full and the fan comes on, the temps are normal but your overflow is too full. Just use a turkey baster to draw out the excess. No need to have your cooling system purge all the excess to the asphalt and cause an unsafe slippery condition. That's just me though.
^this. Or you can rag dip it several times.
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Whats wrong with having the overflow full??
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Dude, dip paper towel in there. But the overflow bottle has an overflow tube. you're good.

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Thnk you guys. Ill check to see if if has that hose. If not, ill try the other ideas

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Dipping is not professional. It is messy. It is not the safe way. If you want to dip. Why not just stick a tampon or maxi pad in there? Same result. Still messy and not safe.
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Whats wrong with having the overflow full??
Too full, or over filled is the problem.
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Whats the downside of having it overfilled?
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Whats the downside of having it overfilled?

I don't think you want coolant dumping under your ride while you are riding. At any speed. Very unsafe.
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Whats the downside of having it overfilled?
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