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I found the thread on this, but since it's 11 years old, the pictures aren't there anymore. Basically, I get the process. But, I'd like to know if I can do the job without fully removing the tank. I would expect it could be pivoted up a bit just enough to gain access to the filler cap, perhaps fill it with a funnel and hose. This would be preferred to a full removal and risk of breaking electrical connectors and such, especially when I need to run the bike a couple of times during the process. Anyone ever done it this way?

I can a 2006 C model.
 

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What you describe might be possible but removing the tank is quite easy. Rather than disconnect any electrical connections, take the dash off the tank, wrap it in a cloth, and tuck it into the handlebars. This allows the tank to be more easily removed.

The bike can run for about 1-2 miles with the fuel in the carb float bowl. This is probably enough time to get the coolant flowing and "burp" the system.
 
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My pictures are still in my post in that thread.

My bike is an '05 "-S". While it might be possible to access the coolant fill without removing the tank, I wouldn't try it. It is not difficult to remove the tank. Post 100 even has a video on how to do it!. I suggest that you remove the instrument panel from the tank BUT keep it plugged in, and then simply remove the tank. see my post, which I have linked for your convenience.
 
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