is this normal

6 replies to this topic
  • munchieu

Posted February 18, 2006 - 09:23 AM


when i leave the bike idling for a while it starts to spew some coolant. when i ride it its fine. ,if its normal why does it do this?

  • grayracer513

Posted February 18, 2006 - 09:28 AM


It's normal because at an idle the water pump is turning too slowly to be effective, and there is no air flowing over the radiators. The bike will boil in under two minutes in most cases.

The header also glows red, before you ask.

  • munchieu

Posted February 18, 2006 - 09:32 AM


never seen the header get red.

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  • kid on a 426

Posted February 18, 2006 - 10:13 AM


it glows really bright at night and looks really cool

  • grayracer513

Posted February 18, 2006 - 10:47 AM


never seen the header get red.

Turn the lights out.

  • bruntz505

Posted February 21, 2006 - 07:34 PM


That's normal.You think that's bad;my buddy's CRF would dump about a cup of coolant within a couple of minutes. Go out and buy a heavier rated radiator cap,like a 1.6.

  • viking_in_wa

Posted February 21, 2006 - 10:11 PM


if you still have overheating problems, royal purple makes a product called purple ice for cooling systems and if works good in these bikes. It also helps with corrosion. temps in my bike dropped almost 20%.

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