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coolant level

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Tweaks' started by henrymc, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. henrymc

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    Thought i may have had a prob with the coolant in my bike,
    sitting in heavy trafic in Horncastle on way back from BSB at Cadwell this year,
    banging the throttle to the rev limiter to pass the time,
    the missus noticed the bike was leaking coolant,
    temp guage was only showing six bars,
    so was puzzled as bike has never missed a beat,
    finaly got to ask Andy,
    the workshop manager in Webbs in Lincoln what he thought was the prob,
    and it transpires that the coolant level in a 675 should always be at the minimum mark on the expansion tank as any fuller and the bike will get rid of it through the overflow pipe,
    there was me thinking that the bike was losing a bit of coolant like some use oil and filling it up to the higher level mark on the expansion tank when i noticed it was at the minimum mark :roll: :scramble: :duh: :doh:
    just thought i would let you all know in case anyone had the same prob,
     
  2. mystery solved at last then henry :D
     
  3. henrymc

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    Hi Nige, how are tricks?
    Yep prob solved,
    also been told to check the cap on the rad,
    cos if there is crud around the seal on the cap it can cause the same prob,
    not so much on 675's,
    but other Triumph's have this prob,
     
  4. kingfixer

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    Always best to ask a professional eh henry ;)
     
  5. henrymc

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    Had the bike in with them before with that and they could not tell me what might be wrong with it Mick,
    prob was the accent ,
    Donegal and Lincolnshire,
    nearly need a interpretur :rotfl:
     
  6. Hi guys we race the 675 and we have had similar problems on the 09 bike but the problem was the heat exchanger failing.The bike now seems ok we have fitted an earlier model heat exchanger and touch wood it was ok at the last meeting,Triumph do know about the problem and are trying to solve it.
     
  7. T9Steve

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    If would appear that both the BE1 ParkGo 675s had the same problem with the heat exchangers at the last World Super Sport round.
     
  8. henrymc

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    Cheers adamoto and T9steve for the input,
     

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