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Coolant change. Is all this necessary?

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I have a 2007 Honda VT750C shadow aero.

I am overdue for coolant flush and change. I bought a aftermarket repair book that is helpful in many ways but the info I see on the coolant flush is minimal . It refers to gas tank removal, speedometer removal, various other steps before the flush process. I went to Youtube to see if any info would help and I cant seem to find anything detailed.

Does any one know of any detailed instructions on this? If its not necessary to remove the speedomter(tank mounted) and the tank, it would seem a little less confusing.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.
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I just changed the coolant on my 04 Sabre 1100 today ( my first time ). Biggest issue I had was once I removed the drain plug from the WP it began to slowly trickle coolant. I checked the OEM Shop Manual to be sure I had removed the correct bolt. There are 2 identical 10 mm bolts on the bottom of the pump. Of course they they indicated to remove the hardest to see ( the right one ) which lined up almost behind the KS.
OK here is the part that may or may not help you. I slowly opened the radiator cap ( cold engine ) until suddenly the coolant shot out past the pan it was supposed to drain into and all over the floor. Fortunately I had placed big sheets of cardboard under the bike and it absorbed most all of it.
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