R1 Bike Setup
- Water pump (located bottom-right-hand side of engine)
- Oil cooler (located bottom-front of engine)
- 2No. outlets on engine head
- Thermostat housing
- Automatic choke
- Radiator catch tank
I'm sure Yamaha spent a lot of time and money designing the cooling system so where possible I would like to keep my car installation the same.
Most Mini R1 install pictures I have seen show the oil cooler outlet pipe connecting to the head outlet pipes before going into a thermostat/top-feed of radiator. Again, I don't want to deviate too far from the Yamaha design so I will keep the oil output going into the bottom rad input (the filler cap side)
Filling & Bleeding The System
I also want to retain the standard interior heater if possible so I spent some time studying various cooling system designs including the standard MPI setup I previously had installed. I came up with two possible designs.