I smell coolant and my boot was covered I think it's coming from the 90 deg fitting in front of the foot peg...anyone had a similar problems? Advice please.
Tony,Checked coolant level looks like the reservior is about empty....I've only had the bike for a week took it for a longer ride and all this happened when I was checking it out after. It seems to only leak when riding
Tony, check for hydraulic fluid leak from clutch slave cylinder..and have a peek at your clutch fluid reservoir level. The seal in the slave could be leaking...possibly..just a theory.I smell coolant and my boot was covered I think it's coming from the 90 deg fitting in front of the foot peg...anyone had a similar problems? Advice please.
Fill the header tank to the specified level. leave the cap off and start the bike ..let it warm to about 80 deg C..don't let it boil. Some air will bubble up.. Stop the engine. Lean bike to left as far as you can..say 45 degree angle. Refit the cap. Use the bike for an hour or so.
Next time you take the bike out repeat the exercise.
This will let the air bleed out. In my experience this can't be done in one go.
I give this advice based on my own experience. I'm not a qualified motorcycle mechanic but just a bit of common sense applied.
You said it yourself mate, it only happened once and came out by itself. The F4 have a completely different system and although I never had problems with air-lock's, quite a few guys have. Very seldom on the B4's and a lot easier to sort.Ahem, beg to differ Donsy, after delivery mine dribbled, gurgled and burped for the first few trips until the air bubbles had gone and the coolant level worked it's way down to a happy level - 1/2 inch off the bottom when cool.
Absolutely [email protected] myself after a trip caught in traffic, get home and hear the thing making sounds like it's boiling. Only happened once.
4000kms and I still check it every stop - only slightly paranoid...can't get used to having a 'header' tank that is pressurized and doesn't like being run under minimum level.