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Offline Bikeman875

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Checking the coolant level?
« on: June 07, 2016, 03:22:45 pm »
Please don't tell me that you have to take the faring off just to see the level in the coolant reservoir,  I just must be missing it somewhere? 2011 C14  ???
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 04:18:20 pm »
OK, we won't tell you that.
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 05:37:39 pm »
Wow really? so you think you might give me a clue where to look for it before I take all
the plastic off just to find out it is already full.
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 06:25:41 pm »
Bikeman,  I can sort of see the res through the gills on the left side of my '08. I assume the location is the same on the second gen bikes but I can't say for sure. I have to drop the plastic to service.
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 07:37:42 pm »
Thanks I will look
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 08:05:00 pm »
I can see mine quite clearly on the left side through the vents.  I had the fairing off some time ago and used a marker to make it easier to see the level.  Don't know about the 10+ bikes.
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 09:04:07 pm »
I can't recall seeing it on mine, but the manual clearly shows it as visible through the fairing.  Page 200
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 05:00:18 am »
Bikeman,  I can sort of see the res through the gills on the left side of my '08. I assume the location is the same on the second gen bikes but I can't say for sure. I have to drop the plastic to service.

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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2016, 05:27:43 am »
The superiority of the Gen 1 bikes shows through again.    :)

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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2016, 05:41:31 am »
The superiority of the Gen 1 bikes shows through again.    :)

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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2016, 10:35:12 am »
I can see mine quite clearly on the left side through the vents.  I had the fairing off some time ago and used a marker to make it easier to see the level. 

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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2016, 01:57:17 pm »
Thank you for all your responses, once I saw the picture and got a bright flashlight I was able to see where you check it.
The good news is that it is full but the bad news, and there always is, is that something is leaking on the front of the motor.
Cant tell what the fluid is and where it is coming from but it is all over everything, it may be oil because there is allot of dirt
stuck to it. I'm either going to have to pull it all apart or take it in and get it it fixed. :(
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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 03:09:20 pm »
Thank you for all your responses, once I saw the picture and got a bright flashlight I was able to see where you check it.
The good news is that it is full but the bad news, and there always is, is that something is leaking on the front of the motor.
Cant tell what the fluid is and where it is coming from but it is all over everything, it may be oil because there is allot of dirt
stuck to it. I'm either going to have to pull it all apart or take it in and get it it fixed. :(

Probably the cam position sensor. Very common. If you ever get in there, replace the O-ring with a slightly thicker one available I believe now at Murphs.

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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2016, 03:32:05 pm »
I can't recall seeing it on mine, but the manual clearly shows it as visible through the fairing.  Page 200

 ??? ???
Ohhhh nooooooooo.....
That would require reading the book.... and actually getting down on one knee.... and.................... looking...

There must be a better way......


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Flashlight helps.. that's one of those things that holds batteries, and when you press the switch giving light, projected in a beam.... it should not buzz, if it does, return it to the wife, and ask for a flashlight... she will help you...... maybe.

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Re: Checking the coolant level?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2016, 03:34:44 pm »
??? ???
Ohhhh nooooooooo.....
That would require reading the book.... and actually getting down on one knee.... and.................... looking...

There must be a better way......


 ::)

Flashlight helps.. that's one of those things that holds batteries, and when you press the switch giving light, projected in a beam.... it should not buzz, if it does, return it to the wife, and ask for a flashlight... she will help you...... maybe.
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