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02-01-2009 04:19 AM
lance328 Are you filling the radiator fill on the neck in front of the fuel tank or just the overflow bottle?
02-01-2009 04:16 AM
lance328
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Originally Posted by crossbred View Post
yeah. this is my very first bike. im pretty excited!

as for whats going on with my bike right now, i'm not. so i now know that the leak is the coolant. the coolant was all empty, so i bought some and refilled it to see if and where it would leak. it leaks while im riding and a little for a little bit after. i took it for a little ride and i noticed my engine was overheating. so i went home and turned off my bike, and it was steaming/smoking (not really sure which one) under my bike. and i could hear it making an odd noise, so i opened the coolant cap and the coolant looked almost like it was boiling. now, i'm no mechanic, but i know this is really bad. what should i do? or not do?

thanks for helping me thus far, i really appreciate it!
You could have a clogged radiator, bad thermostat, bad water pump impeller or just an air lock. To the left of the fil neck is the thermostat housing, to the left of that is a bleeder to remove air when filling. Open the bleeder and slowly fill untill coolant comes out of the bleeder. Make sure you use 50/50 coolant/distilled water and not pure coolant. If you have to drain there is a drain on the bottom front of the radiator. Did you notice if your fan came on while engine was hot?
02-01-2009 02:16 AM
crossbred yeah. this is my very first bike. im pretty excited!

as for whats going on with my bike right now, i'm not. so i now know that the leak is the coolant. the coolant was all empty, so i bought some and refilled it to see if and where it would leak. it leaks while im riding and a little for a little bit after. i took it for a little ride and i noticed my engine was overheating. so i went home and turned off my bike, and it was steaming/smoking (not really sure which one) under my bike. and i could hear it making an odd noise, so i opened the coolant cap and the coolant looked almost like it was boiling. now, i'm no mechanic, but i know this is really bad. what should i do? or not do?

thanks for helping me thus far, i really appreciate it!
01-31-2009 07:31 PM
lance328
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yeah, thats the one. its the coolant tank. the line is a rubber tube coming out of the top. someone at a motorcycle shop said its probably the overflow too. wow, haha, im really glad i didn't put oil in there either! thanks!
That's one of those RARE "oil tanks" that use a special lubricant, I prefer propylene glycol but some prefer ethylene glycol. LOL
01-31-2009 07:21 PM
Mastertech
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yeah, thats the one. its the coolant tank. the line is a rubber tube coming out of the top. someone at a motorcycle shop said its probably the overflow too. wow, haha, im really glad i didn't put oil in there either! thanks!

So are we, good man!
01-31-2009 06:25 PM
750Doug Crossbred, (really? I won't ask...)

Welcome to the group.

Do you have any pics of your new bike, and is this your first bike?
01-31-2009 06:11 PM
crossbred yeah, thats the one. its the coolant tank. the line is a rubber tube coming out of the top. someone at a motorcycle shop said its probably the overflow too. wow, haha, im really glad i didn't put oil in there either! thanks!
01-31-2009 04:14 PM
hyperbuzzin Oil tank???? The oil is in the engine.
Are you referring to the tank on the lower right side of the bike, behind a black (or sometimes chrome) cover, with a cap on top of it?
That's the coolant overflow tank. Hope you didn't put oil in there!!!
01-31-2009 04:02 PM
antiq It's likely a vent line. Post up a picture and we'll get it figured out.
01-31-2009 03:51 PM
Old Dog Confused which line you are speaking of, give a better description, is it rubber tubeing, a metal line, or what, and exactly where is it coming from (top of the oil container?????) don't understand where that would be...
something is not right here, and someone here can help, may not be a problem at all though...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
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