Coolant reservoir

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Coolant reservoir

Postby steve974 » 30 Apr 2016, 11:52

This year I had a new water pump fitted as there was coolant dripping out onto the garage floor, and this appears to have solved the problem.

However I had been attempting to check the level once a week at home, or more often on tour, but it's a devil of a job to see either from the top via the little service hatch thing on the fairing, or by removing the sidepod, because the metalwork gets in the way. Plus the damn liquid is pale blue, which doesn't show up well on a white opaque bottle.

So, and the reason for the post, I wondered if I could find a car washer bottle lid which has a plastic dip-stick attached that would fit the reservoir bottle... then it would just be a matter of removing said lid and inspecting the dip-stick.

What do you reckon, or don't you bother to check the coolant level?
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Re: Coolant reservoir

Postby BB08 MCN » 30 Apr 2016, 13:13

I shine a torch up through one of the vents from below, it 'lights up' the reservoir and the coolant is just visible in the glow when looking through the removed panel space.
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Re: Coolant reservoir

Postby steve974 » 30 Apr 2016, 14:05

Thanks, I'll give that a try.... crap positioning by Honda though!
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Re: Coolant reservoir

Postby Critters » 30 Apr 2016, 20:29

steve974 wrote:crap positioning by Honda though!


Correct, as Bob says thats what I do, still a PITA though.
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