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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone checked their coolant level? just wondering, I can't where the level is at mine, either cold or warmed up, don't see it in the reservoir, but there is coolant in the rad, verified that much. lol. Is there a trick to it? lol.
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Isn't there a coolant window somewhere, kinda like the oil level? Or maybe there's just one for oil and brake fluid... can't recall without pulling out the manual...
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Wouldn't you just take the cap off-cold- and look?
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I can see coolant in my bottle.
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I can see coolant in my bottle.
yea can't see any in mine. probably be wise to put some in the reservoir I think. lol.
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Hi all,

I'm also unable to see any coolant in my reserve tank. My problem is that the bike is almost brand new for me (only a few hundred km's). Could it be that the dealer just didn't put any in there. I bought it from another province.

If I'm not mistaken, it's the white tank in the back right? Should I see something through it? What coulor should it be?

Thanks all. I'm a bit concerned and appreciate the help.
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Hi all,

I'm also unable to see any coolant in my reserve tank. My problem is that the bike is almost brand new for me (only a few hundred km's). Could it be that the dealer just didn't put any in there. I bought it from another province.

If I'm not mistaken, it's the white tank in the back right? Should I see something through it? What coulor should it be?

Thanks all. I'm a bit concerned and appreciate the help.
Have you had the bike on it's first service yet? If not, they will take care of it there.
And yes, it's the tank at the back. Should see the filling cap on the left side somewhere, where it says on the cap "coolant fluids" or something like that.
If you look close, there should be a minimum and maximum meassure on the tank.
If the tank is dry, try checking your radiator when the bike is cold, to see if there is enough fluid in the radiator. If it's low there you'll need to get more coolant fluid asap. Do not drive the bike. May end up damaging the engine.
To be on the safest side, get Hondas original coolant, since there is alot of spesifications reacquired for the coolant fluid. I believe it has a blue colour.
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Have you had the bike on it's first service yet? If not, they will take care of it there.
And yes, it's the tank at the back. Should see the filling cap on the left side somewhere, where it says on the cap "coolant fluids" or something like that.
If you look close, there should be a minimum and maximum meassure on the tank.
If the tank is dry, try checking your radiator when the bike is cold, to see if there is enough fluid in the radiator. If it's low there you'll need to get more coolant fluid asap. Do not drive the bike. May end up damaging the engine.
To be on the safest side, get Hondas original coolant, since there is alot of spesifications reacquired for the coolant fluid. I believe it has a blue colour.
Thanks Lyoko. Can I open the radiator cap. I know the manual says not to do that. Sorry I'm new to all this. How can I see if the bike needs coolant in the radiator? Should I put it directly in the radiator or in the reserve tank through the cap on the left side bottom?

EDIT: Also, do you see blue coolant in your reserve tank?
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Thanks Lyoko. Can I open the radiator cap. I know the manual says not to do that. Sorry I'm new to all this. How can I see if the bike needs coolant in the radiator? Should I put it directly in the radiator or in the reserve tank through the cap on the left side bottom?

EDIT: Also, do you see blue coolant in your reserve tank?
Yes, there is no problem opening it. Just make sure the bike is cold, so that there isn't any pressure inside the radiator due to heat.
There is a little safety screw on the radiator cap thou, have to screw it a little out to twist the cap.
Basically, if you fluids inside the radiator when removing the cap, it's fine. If you however don't see any fluids inside it, then that's bad.
Always fill fluids into/through the reserve tank, never diretly into the radiator itself. Fill it until you reach the maximum line.
Guess it's a "long time coming" since I've checked over things on the bike. I'm heading out soon, so I'll take a look, refreshen my memorie in regards of this, and get back to you with more sertant answers here.
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Yes, there is no problem opening it. Just make sure the bike is cold, so that there isn't any pressure inside the radiator due to heat.
There is a little safety screw on the radiator cap thou, have to screw it a little out to twist the cap.
Basically, if you fluids inside the radiator when removing the cap, it's fine. If you however don't see any fluids inside it, then that's bad.
Always fill fluids into/through the reserve tank, never diretly into the radiator itself. Fill it until you reach the maximum line.
Guess it's a "long time coming" since I've checked over things on the bike. I'm heading out soon, so I'll take a look, refreshen my memorie in regards of this, and get back to you with more sertant answers here.
Appreciate the help friend, big time. Please let me know if you see a color in the reserve tank and what colour that is. In the meantime I'll check the radiator out. Thanks so much again.
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