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Old 11-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Coolant level

I've 12500km on my 21011 speed triple, and my coolant reservoir, when it was new, was between the MIN and MAX mark. Now, it is at the MIN mark. Is it normal?? No white smoke by the exhaust, no white deposite on the oil dipstick.

But,somes time during hot days, when i'am stoping at traffic light, some coolant fall on the ground by the hose under the bike....

Why?

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's just marking it's territory!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hahaha!!! funny!!! Is somebody have other response...
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Apparently its pretty normal for these bikes to spit some coolant out of the overflow line. As long as your bike isn't overheating, there are no visible leaks, and no signs of coolant and oil mixing, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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These bikes have a rad overflow catch tank, do they not? So any coolant dribbling on the ground is probably from a leak. Check your hose fasteners. I know that in the case of the '09 Speed, there was a tendency for the rad hose clamps to be somewhat loose from the factory. Mine leaked until I got out the screw driver.
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These bikes have a rad overflow catch tank, do they not? So any coolant dribbling on the ground is probably from a leak. Check your hose fasteners. I know that in the case of the '09 Speed, there was a tendency for the rad hose clamps to be somewhat loose from the factory. Mine leaked until I got out the screw driver.
No, when he split coolant, that's from the overflow tank hose.
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These bikes have a rad overflow catch tank, do they not? So any coolant dribbling on the ground is probably from a leak.
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hahaha!!! funny!!! Is somebody have other response...

When my bike was new, I was diligent in keeping all the fluids topped up, including the coolant tank level. After a good blast or sitting in traffic, my bike would piss coolant on the ground. After a while I just let it find it's own level. No more squirting, and no more coolant on the ground.
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Thant's exactly what i was thinking. So i'll try to not worry about that.
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