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Offline Ibraz

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Re: Cooling
« Reply #10 on: Feb 01, 2018, 04:49 AM »
Also check if your radiator cap holds pressure (if it doesn’t you’ll hear a burble for a minute or two after turning the engine off).

And check that in the conditions you ride in your fan speed doesn’t change after a few revs. Could be that it doesn’t get enough power.

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Re: Cooling
« Reply #11 on: Feb 01, 2018, 05:53 PM »
My dealer refuses to change coolant. Last winter water pump started leaking. Dealer fixed it, but had to drain the coolant. When I asked if I was going to get new antifreeze, he said nothing and put the old one back.  :138:
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Re: Cooling
« Reply #12 on: Feb 01, 2018, 06:08 PM »


 Wow! While the coolant probably wasn't the cause of the leak, if the customer wants coolant the customer should get it - and expect to pay for it since the bike is long off warranty.

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Re: Cooling
« Reply #13 on: Feb 02, 2018, 11:18 AM »
Leak was almost unnoticeable. Inside of water pump was deformed. Aluminum/rubber part.

That is just my dealers philosophy. He is excellent mechanic and almost a friend of mine. Just wants to save me some money. He also changes spark plugs and air filter every 24,000 kms instead of 12,000 kms.
I mentioned it just because people on this forum are replacing antifreeze quite often, maybe even too often.
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Re: Cooling
« Reply #14 on: Feb 02, 2018, 12:57 PM »


 Every two years is considered the norm over here for coolant, brake/hydraulic clutch, fork oil. However, if you and your mechanic are on good terms and trust each other i wouldn't mess with a good thing. He probably has his reasons  :027: .

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Re: Cooling
« Reply #15 on: Feb 02, 2018, 04:02 PM »
I don't see any problem modifying the maintenance schedule to meet your needs and use, as long as it's done for good reasons that you (or your mechanic) have thought about using your and his knowledge.  I am not sure about pouring the used coolant you just removed (unless the container it was drained to was very clean, which mine never are).  I replace coolant when I do a valve check.  Some years it was about two years, others it was longer.

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Re: Cooling
« Reply #16 on: Feb 02, 2018, 04:59 PM »
He reused the old coolant  :5:

Seriously it’s so cheap I would change it as a matter of course, is use to change my oil filter every 6 months and plugs and clean the air filter yearly when I was doing 8000-9000 miles a year.
I would spend £40 on parts PA and do it myself.
If I cannot spend £40on bike maintenance a year I shouldn’t be riding it.

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Re: Cooling
« Reply #17 on: Feb 02, 2018, 05:15 PM »
He filtered the coolant before pouring it back.

Good reasoning LM. Can't argue that. However,
Until I become such a good mechanic as my dealer, I will not teach him how to do his job. I know how I feel when someone does it to me.
Well, if I ever become such a good mechanic as my dealer, I wouldn't need him any more.
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Re: Cooling
« Reply #18 on: Feb 02, 2018, 07:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by bgp [+]
He filtered the coolant before pouring it back.

Good reasoning LM. Can't argue that. However,
Until I become such a good mechanic as my dealer, I will not teach him how to do his job. I know how I feel when someone does it to me.
Well, if I ever become such a good mechanic as my dealer, I wouldn't need him any more.

These bikes are a doddle to work on and routine servicing and brakes are easy... if the bike is outside it’s warranty, give it a go.
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Re: Cooling
« Reply #19 on: Feb 04, 2018, 10:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by Lord Muck [+]
These bikes are a doddle to work on and routine servicing and brakes are easy... if the bike is outside it’s warranty, give it a go.

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