I cant see the picsOk, I changed out my coolant Saturday, so I thought I would go ahead and take some pics along the way.
The bike doesn't need to be on a stand, but it makes things easier to get at.
First thing is to remove the tank. Check out Bassdudes link here. http://www.vtxcafe.com/showthread.php?t=33679&highlight=tank+removal
Then remove the radiator cap.
Remove the left side cover, and left side trans cover.
With a pan under the bike to catch the fluid, remove the cooling system drain bolt, and allow coolant to drain completely.
Reinstall the drain bolt with a new sealing washer.
The manual calls for removing the siphon hose from the overflow tank and draining, but I chose to remove the entire tank and drain and clean. You only have to remove the filler neck, and one mounting bolt. There is a rubber grommet that holds the right side of the tank so don’t lose it.
Pull the tank down as far as possible and then remove the siphon hose and hold your thumb over the inlet while removing it the rest of the way.
Clean and reinstall the overflow tank.
Fill the system with a 1:1 mixture of silicate free ethylene glycol anti-freeze and distilled water up to the filler neck.
Set the tank back on and connect the fuel and vacuum lines and run the bike at idle for 3 minutes. Give the throttle a few rev’s to work any air out of the system.
Top off the coolant at the filler neck, and replace cap.
Fill the overflow tank to the high mark (I used a squeeze bottle and filled it before reinstalling the filler neck) and replace cap.
Wipe everything down, check for leaks, replace side covers and you are ready to roll. :choppersm
If I missed anything or anyone has anything to add feel free.