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Old 04-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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Location: Pendleton, Oregon
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It's my understanding that the newer bikes don't have the casting problems of the older ones, and don't require flushing. I just bought a '12, and had a couple issues. The coolant wasn't burped right and it overheated on the first ride, but once the air was out of the system and coolant to the proper level it was fine. The genius that installed the crash bars at the dealer also smashed the 02 sensor wires, but I repaired those as well. Every new bike might have similar hiccups, loose bolts, fluid level issues, etc. Go through all of the user level checks when you get it home and do some short rides at first checking bolts etc afterward.
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