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    Coolant
    on: April 02, 2018, 05:42:12 pm
    April 02, 2018, 05:42:12 pm
    Has anyone checked there coolant or topped it up I canít even make out if thereís any in there. Cheers

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 05:56:40 pm
    April 02, 2018, 05:56:40 pm
    There was some in there when I had the panels off back in October! But, as you say, it's nigh on impossible to see normally. Since my motor is not overheating, I assume all is good. In fact, at times in this cold weather, the reading rarely goes above 70C

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 06:04:01 pm
    April 02, 2018, 06:04:01 pm
    Cheers for that Neilb when you did see it does it have any colour to it.  Iíve got big hands and I canít even get the cap off.  Is the panel easy to get off

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 06:49:46 pm
    April 02, 2018, 06:49:46 pm
    The bottle is in the most awkward place. I find it easy to remove the top if you turn the bars fully over to the right.
    I stick a long pencil in as a depth gauge to check the level while sitting on the bike to keep it up right and not on the side stand.
    Another tip. Shine a torch up to the bottom of the bottle and you can see the level if you shake the bike 👍

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 06:51:11 pm
    April 02, 2018, 06:51:11 pm
    *Originally Posted by bouncer [+]
    Cheers for that Neilb when you did see it does it have any colour to it.  Iíve got big hands and I canít even get the cap off.  Is the panel easy to get off

    Honestly, I can't remember the colour. The panelling is not something I would remove just to check the level. If your engine is not overheating then don't worry about it.

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 06:57:29 pm
    April 02, 2018, 06:57:29 pm
    Thanks for info Iíll try it tomorrow 👍

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 08:13:13 pm
    April 02, 2018, 08:13:13 pm
    The coolant is pink (ENI Agip - it doesn't seem all that easy to obtain) and yes difficult to get the top off  - I wrap an elastic band around it a couple of times to get some additional grip. Never had to top it up yet

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 08:21:06 pm
    April 02, 2018, 08:21:06 pm
    Thanks I can see what I thought was another colour in there so that might be it. Iíll try the elastic band trick tomorrow 👍

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 09:03:57 am
    April 03, 2018, 09:03:57 am
    I shine a light under the expansion tank. Alternatively take the cap off and shine a light directly in so it lights up the inside.
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: Coolant
    Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 05:27:18 pm
    May 30, 2019, 05:27:18 pm
    *Originally Posted by Dave G [+]
    The bottle is in the most awkward place. I find it easy to remove the top if you turn the bars fully over to the right.
    I stick a long pencil in as a depth gauge to check the level while sitting on the bike to keep it up right and not on the side stand.
    Another tip. Shine a torch up to the bottom of the bottle and you can see the level if you shake the bike 👍

    Agree coolant is difficult to see and thought mine didn't have any. Used the torch method as advised by Dave G, plenty in there  (pink in colour)

     


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