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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Overflow container cap

Folks, I need to top off the coolant of my 1090RR (has been a bit below min level ever since I bought the bike). I attempted to unscrew the overflow container cap today but had no success. The cap is soooo tight it's virtually impossible to unscrew by hand. And the little space around it doesn't help either. Any ideas/tools etc that may help?

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Maybe ask an F4 rider to undo it?

Juuuuuuust kiddin'.
That was totally uncalled for.
Sorry.
Um, trying to help here.....
OK, try pushing down on the cap as you turn it.
Hope that helps.

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I had the same problem a while back with a mates 750, I just put some insulationtape on the jaw's of a multigrip pliers, and got it off easy, with no damage to the cap at all.

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If you really can't find a way then remove the tank and air box....plenty of space for getting your hand on it then.

But wait a minute....coolant SHOULD be right at minimum mark when cold....so if that is where it is at then leave it alone.

If you top it up, she will just piss it out until it gets to minimum anyway.

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So, have you busted a metaphoric cap in this caps ass?
The brothers need to know.

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So, have you busted a metaphoric cap in this caps ass?
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You are a sick man Dave....

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I had the same problem a while back with a mates 750, I just put some insulationtape on the jaw's of a multigrip pliers, and got it off easy, with no damage to the cap at all.
Donsy, your "method" using pliers and duct tape worked. Thank you much!

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MV sells a special tool for it as mine was just loose enough to make the coolant blast out the overflow when the fan kicked in (hot temp). You need to be sure the cap is very tight or you could have the same fun I did.

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pour some hot water on the cap to make it expand a bit...Then undo it

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