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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-02-2006, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Loosing coolant

Hey guys kinda new on the board and I hate my first post to be for help but you gotta do what you gotta do. I have an 05 GSX-R 750 and my resivour is really low and I swear I can smell coolant sitting at a stop light. I asked the people at the shop where I got it from (NEW) they said it is normal. Has anyone had this problem or is it normal. Thanks.
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You should NOT be loosing coolant. Might be a good idea when hope to pull out the necessary tools to check the hose connections & remember the rad is not filled to the very top as some is left for expansion & the reserve container.

Still first thing to do is check your reserve container for height of coolant rather then opening the rad itself. Also that coolant reserve, like your brake fluid reserve will tell you much about the level and NO you do not use normal coolant as in cages.

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Thanks for the reply I'll check my hoses and look for any leaks. What kind of coolant do I use?
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Best to buy the motorcycle coolant from a m/c dealer as they have the correct material. ABove all go look at the coolant reserves FIRST before you assume you have lost so much coolant.

A tip I might offer is if you park the bike, at home, under coverage like I do in my garage. I cut some plain grey verigated cardboard from some old boxes. Those sit under my bikes around 12" wide & 24 or less inches in length. In 22 yrs the most I have seen on them is what the rear or front wheel leaves on the clean cardboard. No oil drops or anything & yes my three bikes are liquid cooled. They are, to me, an immediate warning if something has happened since I came home, or while I stayed at home that evening or several days as I rode one of the other bikes.

Yes about once ever 4 or 5 yrs I replace the cardboard.

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There is nothing on the ground where I park it in garage and it has been sitting for about 2 weeks now.
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I also have an 05 750. There seems to be a problem with a lot of bikes leaving the factory with the coolant lines not completely tightened, and depending on the line that's loose, it may be evaporating before it hits the ground.

Take both fairings off and tighten all the hose clamps - you can normally see where the coolant is leaking from. Then raise the tank, because there is another hose fitting on the block that can only be accessed through the top. Tighten it too. After all my clamps were tightened, I had no further problems.
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One other thing. A small drop of fluid somewhere on the engine will smell for a long time, as it heats up. When you have the fairings off, tighten the clamps, and then take a hose and wash everything off (soap doesnt hurt either). You may not be loosing fluid as much as you lost it once, and keep on smelling it.

Also its pretty common for bike to have very little fluid in the overflow reservour when they are new. Dont ask me why, but they just dont fill them all the way. If you are just topping off the reservour, it takes less than a cup of water to go from the low mark to the high. since we are talking about so little fluid, it wont hurt a thing to just add water (preferably DI water). If you are filling the system from empty, however, you need to use a 50/50 mixture of ethelyne glycol and DI water.




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