Tech Question - Coolant
So here is the scoop.
Last night I rode downtown - (St. Louis) to watch some fireworks. And of course any big city driving downtown is stop and go so I knew my bike would get hot...its a given.
I saw temps up to 215...which sitting in traffic i figured it would get so hot,
As I'm sitting there I start smelling coolant, and at first i didn't pay any attention to it because i figured if it was me, id notice temp changes in the bike...
well come to find it was me, i was leaking coolant right where the oil drain plug is from the res overflow tube is, not sure if it was leaking out of there but by the looks of the marks it was coming out of there and getting all over.
Now, I thought to my self, man if i had a leak it would be a lot more than this, it was about a "cup" full(measuring cup size).
I checked my resevor and it was at the full mark, which didn't make sense to me.
I pull over let the bike cool down, check the tank again and it looked fine, when i switch the bike on started it up, it sucked that resevor dry.
So i pulled into a gas station and bought some coolant and filled up the resevor so it had some.
At this point I'm trying to head home so i don't have to leave my bike down town. After I fill up the resevor, it starts leaking again...(this was about 10 min later) and once again i was sitting in traffic.
My question is, at a certain temp does the bike push out some of the coolant because there is to much in there?
Is what I described normal?
I usually don't have my bike in those kind of temps so I wasn't sure if it was ok or not.
I checked all my hoses today and they are all fine. I ended up pulling the radiator off because it is bent. I inspected there are no cracks on it or any spots where it may have been leaking(I'm looking to replace it if anyone has an extra)
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Last edited by dlizzle8; 07-04-2010 at 03:27 PM.