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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Can't Open Coolant Expansion Reservoir - Brutale 1090RR

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A few days ago I purchased an amazing 2010 Brutale 1090RR, so excited! As I was reviewing everything I saw that the coolant level is very low. I located the expansion tank at the front of the bike, but I can't figure out how to open it. I tried different types of pliers with no luck. Do you know of any tool I could use? any ideas? I saw that MV has a socket for it, but it is expensive, and I would have to wait for a few weeks. To improve access, I could remove the tank, but that would be a lot or work, I think I prefer buying the MV tool instead. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you so much!!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 04:12 PM
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Don't worry about it. If you add any coolant above the minimum line, it will come out the overflow tube.
The level rises a lot when the bike gets up to temperature.
Have a read through some of the 2011+ model threads, these bikes run on the warm side - 1 bar above the lower mark when stuck in traffic.
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The first time I took the cap off, it was a 2 man job, one to hold the tank up, one to use multigrips on the cap. I put it back on, not as tight as ex factory.
I made myself a strap wrench, using some webbing and a 10mm wide length of aluminium strip.
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Thanks. I actually don't see any fluid. Is it easy to lift the tank? I'm ok removing a few screws, but I dont want to mess with the fuel lines
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Have a look on Donsy's site. He has a workshop manual online that you can read through.
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You could also go to a dealer and ask them to loosen it for you,then don't tighten it as it is now.


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Or find a friendly F4 rider as he will have a proper man grip for ya ; )

I think I used a oil filter pliars to loosen mine off.

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