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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Is this normal?

I recently got a new top radiator fitted. Everytime I go out to the bike there is a small pool of coolant on the floor. The coolant reservoir is still well above min level. Is this just the bike regulating itself or should I bring it back to the dealer?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2009, 03:21 AM
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Sounds like it is overfilled to me

When my Dad and I first laid our eyes on an MV Agusta at the UK launch, we were simply blown away.................
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relax. everyones always a little precious about the new toy
the bike is probably just regulating it's self. mine sit's just above the min level and will self regulate if i try top it up.

keep an eye on it and wipe any leaks off as the chemicals in the coolant arn't to good for the paint.
if your really concerned, grab a torch, pull the fairings off and follow the drips back - the're should be a small trail of dried residue.

i'd actually suggest doing this anyway as it's will get you better aquainted with your bike.
to quote zen and the art of motorcycle maintainence " it's not rocket science."
if something goes wrong, at least have a gander to try find out what went wrong rather than instantly going back to the dealer. (with wait time for parts down here, thats almost the last resort)
besides, the dealer isn't riding the bike, so if they muck up, your the one that suffers, so get to know it yourself

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^^^WHS. Mine does the same thing, It'll work itself out to the correct level
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Anytime I see liquids on the ground under my MV or any vehicle I search for the culprit. Is it normal ? The last time I checked the engine and all fluids are supposed to be sealed. No... it's not normal. If it is infact over filled, I'd removed the side plastic and drain some coolant from the waterpump outlet and see if it subsides.


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Thanks guys for replying. There used to be alot of fluid when the rad was just changed but it seems to be getting less and less, so hopefully it will subside.
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Max fill is indicated by the bottom of the lower frame tube. It will puke coolant until it has regulated itself.
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It's just marking is territory.

I put water wetter in so it stops looking like the exorcist when she pees green.


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It happens to almost all f4's.. Over fill. Plus when it's hot... It looks scary. But don't worry just keep coolant just below level and use water wetter. Worked for me..
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It's just marking is territory.

I put water wetter in so it stops looking like the exorcist when she pees green.

LOL


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