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OfflineJim

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    Topping up coolant
    « on: 2014-08-31 13:32:33 »
    Sorry if this has been covered before.

    How do you top up the coolant on these bikes? Mine is currently sitting right on the low mark on the expansion tank, have removed the black section of plastic (rear of cooling wing) but still can't see a cap. Any ideas?
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      Re: Topping up coolant
      « Reply #1 on: 2014-08-31 13:59:28 »
      You need to remove the coloured panel on the right hand side.
      Then you can see this

      Remove rubber cap #1 and you can add coolant.
      « Last Edit: 2014-08-31 15:02:31 by FP-NLD »
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        Re: Topping up coolant
        « Reply #2 on: 2014-08-31 14:23:30 »
        Thanks for your quick response, thought it could be done without removing the plastics.
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          Re: Topping up coolant
          « Reply #3 on: 2014-08-31 16:11:58 »
          I'm afraid not.
          Removing the tupperware is just a matter of minutes though.
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            Re: Topping up coolant
            « Reply #4 on: 2014-08-31 19:11:30 »
            Got the job done, thanks again. Bike got a new water pump a little while ago and suspect the tech never topped it back up to the correct level, no sign of a leak from anywhere so all is well again.
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              Re: Topping up coolant
              « Reply #5 on: 2014-08-31 23:30:52 »
              No need to remove fairing.  Remove screws from upper areas and there is enough flex to pull panel out and reach in,  remove cap and fill with funnel and tube.


              This is how the BMW techs do a quick top up
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                Re: Topping up coolant
                « Reply #6 on: 2014-09-01 13:54:05 »
                Exactly what I did, upper screws out and used funnel. Job done thanks again.
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                  Re: Topping up coolant
                  « Reply #7 on: 2016-01-24 15:09:09 »
                  am i right in assuming that to gain access to the coolant filler you are just undoing the top fixings of the fairing and easing it outwards to get in thanks

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                    Re: Topping up coolant
                    « Reply #8 on: 2016-01-25 11:49:25 »
                    am i right in assuming that to gain access to the coolant filler you are just undoing the top fixings of the fairing and easing it outwards to get in thanks


                    Yes.  There's enough flex to get to the cap - pop it off then use a funnel and tube to fill
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                      Re: Topping up coolant
                      « Reply #9 on: 2016-01-26 10:13:25 »

                      Yes.  There's enough flex to get to the cap - pop it off then use a funnel and tube to fill


                      Noted for future reference........thanks for the info guys 🍻👍😃

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                        Re: Topping up coolant
                        « Reply #10 on: 2017-09-13 03:31:48 »
                        Thanks for all the coolant tips.  I noticed mine coolant aka antifreeze reservoir was completely empty this past week.  I freaked out thinking I had a head gasket blown. Turns out low collant is a common issue.  The 50/50 percent mixture...well water evaporates especially when it is HOT.  The breather cap (fill cap) is just the place to vent off some vapor.  Anyway, adding coolant took me about 10 minutes,  Anyone can do it with just a torx screw driver.  I think it should be a once a year maintenance issue