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Old 06-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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Does the coolant reservoir have an overflow?

Hi. I was just doing a bit of work on my bike and found my crankcase breather had come off my airbox. No oil anywhere so no biggie I guess although that had clearly made my airbox lose pressure..... Then I noticed the hose hanging down from the top of the coolant expansion tank and thought it looked a bit thick compared to the other overflows and also the coolant is pressurised so having an overflow seems a bit iffy although I haven't lost any coolant. Anyway, I'm probably just being paranoid bit the hose in the pic is an overflow, isn't it?

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Old 06-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #2
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Yes, no matter what the vehicle, if its liquid cooled, the coolant reservoir will have an overflow hose.
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yes, there's an overflow hose. Just run it down, pointing to the ground.
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Good good, thanks. And it was pointing down, I just pulled it up for the pic. I dropped and put the engine back in the bike so I just wanted to check I hadn't done something stupid
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I find if you put the fuel and coolant overflows right in front of the rear tyre you will quickly know when they are overflowing. 1st corner more than likely.

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Haha I keep mine tucked by the front sprocket cover in the little holder thing.... not too bad. The foot itself is fine but coz I've got the stitches in the top and side of my foot, wearing trainers sucks. Every time I take a step the top cut sticks to my socks and its not cool. Other than that, great it'll be all good for snetterton, hopefully a weekend or 2 before so you can give me a few pointers if you're free
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Soo little overflow should actually be happening that if it was flowing out it wouldn't be enough to accumulate a slick spot while moving... If you be came completely stationary in a turn for a few min you might have an issue though.. Last time I checked.. We nvr stopped at lean in a turn.. So there is nothing to worry about there..

Common sense goes a long way..

Also if you are actually overflowing.. Not just a lil drainage..Something is wrong with the bike.. you shouldn't be riding it..

Again common sense goes a long way..
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Soo little overflow should actually be happening that if it was flowing out it wouldn't be enough to accumulate a slick spot while moving... If you be came completely stationary in a turn for a few min you might have an issue though.. Last time I checked.. We nvr stopped at lean in a turn.. So there is nothing to worry about there..

Common sense goes a long way..

Also if you are actually overflowing.. Not just a lil drainage..Something is wrong with the bike.. you shouldn't be riding it..

Again common sense goes a long way..
Well I think the was kinda the point. If shit hits the fan and you're losing coolant or fuel for whatever reason, best its well away from the rear wheel, ay
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