I decided to drain the coolant in my bike since it is old and it is possible it was changed, if at all, long ago.
It is a 97 Suzuki Intruder 800.
I found the drain plug. However, it is so close to the left side exhaust pipe, that it cannot come off all the way. There is a nice help video in YouTube that uses in fact an Intruder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qG0bvtBGfM), but the intruder in the video has the plug just below the pipe so that it can be removed all the way. So, it drips at a rate of a drop every 4 to 9 seconds. I am patient, but I wanted to clean the inside of the radiator with distilled water after draining.
There is the hose directly below the radiator. I hesitated to try to remove the hose because it is tightly attached to the metal even after loosening the screws that tighten the aluminum straps.
What would you folks advise? Remove the hoses? How? They seem to be very tight.
Remove the exhaust pipe on the side of the drain plug to have full access to the plug?